Seljalandsfoss by Henrik Spranz
Link: National Geographic photo by Joel Satore
OCELOT (Leopardus pardalis)
195 (Estimated U.S. population is fewer than 100 wild, 95 captive)
Wild ocelots are gone from all U.S. states except Texas, driven out by human development. The elusive cats still roam the wilds of Central and South America, but there's little reliable data on their true numbers.
Link: Earth Shots » January White by Philippe Sainte-Laudy
January White by Philippe Sainte-Laudy
When nature dressed in white!
Equipment: Nikon D300 with 18/200mm
The beauty of nature is all around us at all times, but there are brief moments when a combination of elements present themselves
in a truly spectacular way. Anybody who is fortunate enough to witnesses one of these events will look back fondly upon the memory.
And they are even more fortunate if they happen to have a camera ready to record the event. In order to be in the right place at the right time, it is necessary to understand the complex interactions between light, weather, landscape, the tides, plants, and animals. And it is important to have a deep respect for this planet and its inhabitants. I hope that photography can bring people closer to nature and encourage them to preserve it for future generations.
Earth Shots » Happy Holidays by Dennis Walton.
Happy Holidays by Dennis Walton
The Cascade Mountains of Washington State are a beautiful place for a photographer. That’s why I retired here. Travel Photography by Dennis Walton
I miss the beauty of Virginia in the winter.
Blue Water on Flickr – Photo by D L Ennis
Photo by D L Ennis
Otter Creek after the rains is running at normal levels and reflecting the blue sky in December…Best viewed large.
The Narrows, Chattooga River, section III, photo by Peter McIntosh
Link: Earth Shots » Window to the World by Stephen Oachs
Window To The World by Stephen Oachs
The beaches of Big Sur are often cloaked in a blanket of fog, with uneven terrain and miscellaneous flotsam and jetsam decorating the coastline. Such imperfections make Big Sur’s beaches uniquely beautiful, and often less traveled. Pfeiffer Beach is a favorite place in Big Sur, and as this photograph shows, it has an amazing rock formation. The setting sun casts a glow, illuminating the “window” as though showing an opening to another world.
Equipment: Canon 1Ds Mark III