Gallery Updates

On the advice from a fellow blogger, I organized my galleries to be subject specific.  There is a new gallery for Bryce Canyon National Park (I realize I need to post more photos of this beautiful place), Grand Canyon National Park, and of course, my beloved Zion National Park.  I also posted galleries for flowers and birds, with a gallery for Ancient Art, Arizona, and Other Animals in the works.

Enjoy the images! Remember, they are all available for purchase.  Contact me for details.

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Wild Weekly’s Photo Contest: Look UP!

I’m participating in the onlineadventure travel and photography magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggersThis week’s Challenge is: Look Up, so venture into nature and point your lens above you!

 

Have you ever wondered what life would look like upside down?  Well, a friend of mine recently experienced this feeling.  This is what happens when you do a Tyrolian Traverse, then letting go and trusting your equipment.  He’s a lot braver than I am, but we had fun that day!

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I’m reminded of a song:

“Up, Up and away, my beautiful balloon…”

 

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Imagine the solitude in one of these!  It must be breathtaking from up there!

 

Here’s a “Bad Moon Rising”

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And the moon coming up over the Eagle’s Crags in Zion National Park, Utah.

 

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Here is the beautiful California Condor in flight, the largest bird of prey in North America.

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Last but not least, the magnificent Peregrin Falcon.

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Wild Weekly’s Photo Challenge – Flight

I’m participating in the online adventure travel magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers.  This week’s Challenge is: Flying!

Question is, do stingrays really fly?  Or do they swim?  It’s so hard to tell sometimes. IMG_0248

I have seen these fly, but not very often.  The only time they fly is to get into the trees at night to avoid the predators. The almost national bird: The Turkey._RW_0015

Of course, if you really want to fly, you need something to get yourself into the air, but if you want to have a quiet time doing so, you’ll need to inflate a balloon!

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Now, it’s time to get off the ground, but with many balloons, there will be some congestion in the air.

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Now that we’re in the air, we fly among the California Condors, America‘s largest bird of prey.

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Of course, they also need to come in for a landing.  They’re not so graceful on the ground as they are in the air.

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When the Condor is on the ground, they look like the Grim Reaper. Don’t you think?

IMG_1307Of course, continuing with the bird of prey theme; here we have the magnificent Peregrine Falcon.

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But what good is a bird of prey without their prey?  Here we have the Stellars Jay.

 

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And the Mallard Duck:

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I found this bird in Mexico at the Mayan Ruins near Tulum.  No idea what kind of bird this is.

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Of course, we can’t forget our domesticated feathered friends like the parrot.

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