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To Get To The Cloud Forest – #EcoCostaRica

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 [...]

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Taos Sunset – My Shot of the Day – February 10, 2014

The sunsets the past few evenings in Taos, New Mexico have been nothing short of spectacular. Yes, we often get pretty amazing sunsets but in the past week since we’ve actually had some clouds and storms for the first time in well over a month, the light from the setting sun has had much more [...]

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Volcan Turrialba – My Shot of the Day – December 2, 2013

#ecocostarica Volcan Turrialba (~11,000 feet) caked in cloud frosting hat brought on by some crazy violent winds. This shot was taken from the top of Volcan Irazu in a wind so fierce I could barely hold the camera still. When I arrived at Irazu it was smeared in a thick coating of chilly mist. I [...]

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Taos Mountain, New Mexico – My Shot of the Day – November 23, 2013

A major winter storm is moving in on us from the southwest today. I took this picture of Taos Mountain at 1:35pm today as the storm came in.  Here is another shot of Taos Mountain that I have for sale: “Mountain Light – Taos” From the National Weather Service: BOTTOM LINE:  MAJOR WINTER STORM [...]

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Deforestation in Panama

EDITOR’S NOTE: I still have so much material from my first visit to Panama. Yes, I plan another visit as soon as possible – Costa Rica first however, in just three weeks!  I’ll be trickling out more from Panama over the next few months. Deforestation in Panama In January 2013 I spent several days hiking [...]

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The Milky Way – My Shot of the Day – September 9, 2013

Behold! The Milky Way. I’m not really sure what else to say about it….a giant sweeping mass of stars above our camp at Great Sand Dunes National Park. And there below is our little tent out under that mass of stars. It was one of those great weekends when you just don’t want to come [...]

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Valle Vidal NM – My Shot of the Day – August 23, 2013

The kids and I spent several days last weekend and into the week camping and hiking up in the Valle Vidal, one of the most amazing places in North America. We meant to go fishing but after arriving to our campsite in the Valle Vidal it turned out that while I had brought all the [...]

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Evening Rain on the Colombine Hondo Wilderness Study Area – My Shot of the Day – May 16, 2013

An evening rain storm soaks the valleys on the west face of the Colombine Hondo Wilderness Study Area just a few miles northeast of Taos right after sunset. A slew of other shots of the Colombine Hondo can be found here. What else is there to say? ##

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Ute Mountain, County of Taos – My Shot of the Day – May 9, 2013

  Ute Mountain, located on the northern edge of the county of Taos, New Mexico, is perhaps the crown jewel of the new El Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Ute is a 10,093 foot high volcanic cone rising nearly 3,000 feet above the surrounding plain. Ute is something you can’t miss. Located about ten [...]

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Five Rather Dramatic Storm Pictures

Thursday night saw an incredibly dramatic and moody storm move across northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Perfect for storm pictures.  That kind of weather certainly matched the darkness in me that evening. I followed it around for a few hours, driving up through the county to the northern parts trying to capture its cross [...]

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Spring Rainstorm Pictures – My Shot of the Day – April 1, 2013

Friday late afternoon saw a series of small but intense little storms rush over the Taos area bringing some stiff winds, a little bit of thunder, some large, spotty and cold rain drops (not much beyond that)  in town – and even some light snow in the mountains southeast of town. I took these shots [...]

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Late Winter Snow in New Mexico – My Shot of the Day – February 28 2013

Snow in New Mexico is vital for both people and the environment. Spring is soon on its way and overall, we are way low as far as the snow we need. Still, the last week saw several snow storms come through, dumping some much-needed moisture on our overly dry mountains. These are the times of crisp, [...]

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