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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
~ ~ ~ I know, I know. I keep coming back to photos from my hot air balloon rides but I just find the landforms fascinating when looked at from the air. Sorry if I’m boring you. As I wrote nearly a year ago: Humans had not, as far as we know, seen the Earth from [...]
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? ##
~ ~ ~ Besides the fabulous blue skies, the hummingbirds, and the still very chilly storms, spring in Taos New Mexico is also just fun days racing around the neighborhood with friends, finding flowers in the park and flying our kites. These two shots perfectly captured our Sunday – one of the few where we [...]
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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