Butterflies & Damselflies

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While out an out about, I spotted theses little guys buzzing and fluttering around.

Dino Tracks 1 Mile Ahead

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During this trip I wanted to find some dinosaur tracks. I searched the internet for secret locations and imagined a long hike out in the middle of no where and then stumbling on a great find. It was towards the end of our trip and I was running out of opportunities. Then just outside Tube City, AZ there was a road sign, “Dinosaur Tracks 1 Mile Ahead”. We had time to kill and said “why not?!?” and pulled into the makeshift parking lot. The “tour” was by donation and Jennifer our guide told us that this land was Navajo lands and in their stories, no one came out there because of the ‘bones’. It was only a short time ago when they realized that the bones where dinosaur fossils. She grabbed a bottle of water (to highlight the tracks) and it was maybe 20 – 25 feet from the parking lot and you could see all the tracks.

When the Earth Moved

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079Hiking in the back country near the PCT, I found this cool formation. The Tahoe basin was formed about 24 million years ago and several areas show evidence of  this rise & fall of the landscape due to faulting.

Real? or Reflection?

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075This was a fun shot. It was hard to tell where the reflections ended in the lake. The granite shoreline juts into the water and appears as one with reflection of the Crystal Range.

Stern of the HMS Surprise

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The ship now known as HMS Surprise began life in 1970 as a replica of the 18th century Royal Navy frigate Rose. During the next 30 years Rose sailed thousands of miles as an attraction vessel and sail training ship prior to her conversion to HMS Surprise. For the academy award winning film, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, the filmmakers made a painstaking effort to recreate a 24 gun frigate specific to Great Britain’s Nelson era Royal Navy. The result is a replica vessel unmatched in its authenticity and attention to detail.

Nature’s Intricate Design

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025Nature is pretty amazing! Intricate design on this dragonfly that goes from translucent to flaming orange. Functional and beautiful in one shot

Marked by Time

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210Walking along the coast, in Pescadero there were these cool rocks eroded by the tide.