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Lankester Botanical Garden – #EcoCostaRica

Check out more from the #ecocostarica trip on Twitter, FB and G+ I’m a sucker for flowers and gardens of any kind. My dreams are full of them. Just outside Cartago, Costa Rica is an 11 hectare (27 acre) garden created by Charles H. Lankester in the 1940’s. The native of Southampton, England was never formally [...]

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El Quetzal – My Shot of the Day – December 3, 2013

#ecocostarica You may recall that back in January I went on a fruitless search for El Quetzal in the mountains of Panama. It was an awesome trek into some amazing country with a great friend but alas…not rare and endangered bird.  Today I had a bit more luck…although these lovely creatures were NOT cooperative. Just [...]

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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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Big Horn Sheep Ram – My Shot of the Day – November 18, 2013

Given that I hopped a fence to stroll along the rim of the gorge I probably wasn’t where I was supposed to be.  I didn’t see the big horn sheep ram or any other members of the herd for about ten minutes.  Then suddenly I was among them.  At first they didn’t seem to care [...]

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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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There is not language yet for what we’re trying to do. Izilwane – Voices for Biodiversity

Editor’s note: Last month I had the pleasure to interview Tara Waters Lumpkin the Executive Director of Taos, New Mexico (USA) – based Izilwane about her work to create a global online community sharing stories to connect humans with the natural world and help other species flourish. ~ ~ ~ Bala Dada was stunned when he saw [...]

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Pictures of Lightning Over Taos, New Mexico – My Shot(s) of the Day – June 14, 2013

  A fairly strong set of thunderstorms moved through Taos yesterday afternoon and into the evening making for a rather awesome display of lightning once the sun went down.  I shot all four of these pictures of lightning between 855pm and 915pm (June 13, 2013)  from the northern end of Millicent Rogers Road.  All pictures [...]

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White Sands National Monument – My Shot of the Day – June 6, 2013

It is one of my favorite places in New Mexico. White Sands National Monument. I was out taking shots of the sunset over the Tularosa Basin and the Jornada del Muerto and the amazing light spreading across the gypsum fields that spread over nearly 300 square miles of the desert. This is the world’s largest [...]

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Cliff Swallows – My Shot of the Day – May 24, 2013

These gorgeous little cliff swallows were nesting in the rafters near the Anthropology Museum at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico yesterday. Cliff swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) are a friendly, brave little passeriforme that builds gourd-shaped nests from mud and straw. They tuck them up under cliffs, bridges and the edges of buildings.  These two let me get within [...]

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