Seen at the 2020 (30th anniversary) Zoo Lights, Denver Zoo. Captured with an Olympus 12-100mm f/4 lens and 80mm crystal ball.
If only we could capture the ugliness from 2020 and keep it locked away in a glass ball like this…
Seen on a recent flight east (somewhere over eastern Colorado / western Nebraska), it’s center-pivot agricultural fields in the midst of what are essentially stabilized sand dunes:
It’s late-afternoon raking light like this that really brings out the ancient nature of Colorado’s eastern plains’ “sand hill” terrain. It’s all a desert dune field, (temporarily) frozen in place
So the high point (physically) of day 3 on the Inca Trail is Runkurakay Pass — with views just as good as Dead Woman Pass had, but not nearly as painful to get to. Just before the pass, the trail winds between two small hanging lakes (I haven’t been able to find any reliable names for them). First, we’re looking uphill / west across the lower / larger of the two (you can see some of my hiking buddies on the trail above it to the right).
In this next shot, we’re at the pass and looking to the east. Continue reading
Day 2 on the Inca Trail was (as you’ve likely gathered) quite a workout. Folks on this trek got a longer-than-usual break at the end of day 2, so we can take a break here as well — don’t you think? Continue reading
We spotted this little guy (gal?) near the visitor center for the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida.
Impressively camouflaged for such a little thing…