Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice–Gabriel Garcia Marquez in “One Hundred Years of Solitude” Jose Arcedio, one of the main characters in “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, felt that ice was the greatest invention. It […]
I really wanted to see the pink dolphins–one of the few freshwater dolphin species after reading Sy Montgomery’s book “Encantado: Pink Dolphin of the Amazon.” I booked a tour to the Peruvian Amazon lodge she stayed at with visions of swimming with pink dolphins. Unfortunately, during 2010 that portion of the Amazon was experiencing a […]
I must admit that my taste for current popular music withered sometime in the early 90’s. I look at today’s top Billboard songs, and I have no clue as to the band, singers, or songs. However, my passion for what is called world music persists. I have been a fan of the Hearts of Space […]
This morning I crossed a milestone of 125,000 views on my Flickr website. Since joining Flickr in February, 2007 I have posted 3191 photographs of my travels–mainly birds and nature scenes. The top 5 photographs are not necessarily the best but they somehow speak or meet the needs of the virtual reader: The top […]
One of the incredible things about the Amazon is its butterfly diversity. Below is a sample from various trips: The amazing 98 Butterfly Black-bordered Tegosa One-spotted Preposa Green Malechite Starry Cracker Rayed Longwing Erato Longwing Monarch Swallowtail
Photographing wildlife is exciting but can also be quite challenging. These Galapagos penguins were photographed from a panga in open ocean. I had to contend with open ocean, a rocking boat, other eager photographers, and the weight of my 400 mm lens and video camera to get these shots.
It’s hard to believe that it has been over a year since I last posted. I will try to make up for lost time. Last July, I had the fortune of being able to walk in Darwin’s footsteps–visit the Galapagos. It was a wonderful and life-changing trip–the photographic opportunities were excellent. The travel mates and […]