I finally made it back out to join my friends on some stream restoration projects in the Valles Caldera National Preserve near Los Alamos, New Mexico. The partners on this project are the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation and Los Amigos de Valles Caldera… …the project is designed to enhance the water quality of Jaramillo Creek. Volunteers [...]
A young, male bighorn sheep. Somehow “tomorrow” turned into three days later this week. I really feel like I should say something here but I said it all the other day here where I described how these shots came about. I’ll just allow this beautiful beast to speak for himself. ##
It has been one unsettled eve after another the past week. I mean both the weather and for me, with lots of emotional turmoil on the inside. On Friday afternoon I went for a short run and then packed a sandwich and a few beers in a small cooler and drove back out to the [...]
“Why does Ukraine invest in nature conservation? Simple,” says Max Rossberg of the European Wilderness Society. “These young people are much more educated than we believe and they are realizing that nature has a value. So they are tapping into all of the support programs from US foundations, EU organizations and NGOs to finance these [...]
The Taos High Bridge is so spectacular I keep returning to it photographically from different angles. Here is a shot of the Taos high bridge from a hot air balloon. Here is a shot of the Rio Grande gorge taken looking north from the middle of the bridge. There is a 9 mile biking [...]
The kids and I FINALLY got the hummingbird feeder out. Given the incredibly weird winter (really it was nutty everywhere) we had this year the hummingbirds came back a few weeks early this year. In fact, by my observation, they come back earlier every year but this year it was pretty dramatic. This is the first male [...]
Internet Neutrality is in danger. In the coming weeks the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a proposed new set of rules governing the use of the Internet in the United States. Simply put, the proposed new rule is a disaster. At the bottom of the post are three things you can do to [...]
There are various ways to get to your holiday destination, but if you’re one who likes to sit in the car for hours on end, then you’ll need to do a bit of planning to ensure you all make it there alive. Here are some top tips on surviving those long holiday drives… Plan your [...]
To get into the cloud forest you first scramble past the hydrangea and on up through blackberry fields and plum and peach orchards on forty-five degree slopes. The craggy moss covered fruit trees seem older than you’d expect and are encircled with vines. There are Chlorophonias munching contentedly on the fuzzy little peaches. They move [...]
After working on this for several months….. I am happy to finally announce that I’ve set up up a new website dedicated just for my photography. Take a look! Jim O’Donnell Photography I’ve laid out this new website to highlight just the photography and nothing else. There is as little text as possible. I wanted it [...]
It is odd how some things just fall into place sometimes. Saturday evening I was at the Taos Mesa Brewery for the first anniversary celebration of our new El Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Outside we had typical northern New Mexico spring weather. A storm was snowing, raining, sleeting, hailing, graupel-ing (?!), blowing and [...]
A flat, barren desert notable for its sand dunes and red dusty landscape, Australia’s Simpson Desert covers an area of 176,500 square kilometres. It’s only the fourth largest desert in Australia, but it’s also one of the most frequently visited due to its well-travelled tracks and parallel sand dunes which shift in the wind. The [...]
Archaeology, beer and food have motivated award-winning author and photographer Jim O’Donnell’s twenty-five years of travel to over forty countries on five continents - and are at least partially to blame for the five languages he is sure he can stumble through. Jim is the author of “Notes for the Aurora Society”, and “Rise and Go a collection of 200+ images and short stories from Around the World as well as numerous other sordid tales, articles, half-finished novels, works in progress, essays and other scribbling. Jim is the owner and head monkey here at Around the World in Eighty Years.
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- Great Sand Dunes in Colorado – My Shot of the Day – June 17, 2014 June 17, 2014
- My Shot(s) of the Day – Taos Lightning – July 2, 2014 July 2, 2014
- Twenty-One Beautiful Birds of Costa Rica – More Birdgasm! July 24, 2014
- Helsinki at Night – My Shot(s) of the Day – August 5, 2014 August 5, 2014
- A Finnish Photographer – My Shot of the Day – Aug 20, 2014 August 20, 2014
- The Bodvattnet at Bodback – Kvarken World Heritage Site August 18, 2014
- Norra Kvarken Sunset – My Shot of the Day – August 12, 2014 August 12, 2014
- Fried Muikku!! – My Shot(s) of the Day – August 11, 2014 August 11, 2014
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