into the wilderness

Into the Wilderness – Photo Essay from Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

One of the big reasons driving my decision NOT to travel out of the country in 2015 was so that I would have more time exploring and re-exploring the region where I live. I’ve been fortunate to have spent much of my life out and about in the wildlands of the Southwestern USA thanks to […]

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The National Monument – News and The Back of Beyond

  On Sunday I set off on a 25 mile bike ride into the back of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Technically, it is the middle of the monument. There is a road that runs right up the spine of the monument, pretty much straight north, to the Colorado border. But I always […]

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Some Recent Articles You May Have Missed

Not wanting to deprive you of other articles I’ve written the past few months but didn’t post on my website…. I kindly offer a few that were published here and there on the innertubes recently that you may have missed. The four articles I’ve linked to below run the gamut from a photo essy on Finland’s Kvarken World Heritage Site to […]

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Arroyo Seco 4th of July Parade – My Shot of the Day, July 7, 2014

The best show for many, many, many miles around is the Arroyo Seco 4th of July Parade in the little village of Arroyo Seco just north east of Taos. Beginning at 12 pm sharp, this annual parade is considered the quirkiest of the area’s offerings with unexpected floats and unusual costumes. Its participants proudly display […]

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Bighorn – My Shot of the Day – May 15, 2014

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. ##

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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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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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Hot Air Balloons, Train Rides, Sand Dunes…the Past Three Weeks

It always happens this way. Its not like our summers aren’t full of all kinds of activity but when late August rolls around I feel that winter haunts like the Grim Reaper. I’m not a fan of winter. So, the kids and I always dash off to squeeze in every summer-time adventure we hadn’t yet […]

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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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Five Shots from the July 4th, 2013 Taos Fireworks Show

Taking picutres of fireworks is suprisingly easy. I promise a full post on the HOW TO for both fireworks and lightning in the coming weeks but for now a few quick pointers to get started. Just a few simple steps to get you moving. 1. You have to have a tripod or something stable to […]

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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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