Caribbean Corals

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“The place to find underwater Lace Fan Corals is in Little Cayman, an island in the Caribbean. They undulate with the current which makes them look like a moving lace fan.”

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“This dazzling swirl of color was photographed 85 feet underwater on the island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean. A rainbow bouquet of sponges and corals.”

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Twin Pouters

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“I happened on these twin pouters while their mother was walking them in St. Petersburg, Russia. They made me laugh. Hope you do too.”

Prayer Flags

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“Buddhist prayer flags are sometimes striking and beautiful. Each color has separate significance. These decorate a temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.”

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“The high winds in the Tibetan Himalayas create this color splash against the sky.”

 

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“These white prayer flags pierce the sky in Ura, Bhutan”

“The Power” – Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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“The Power” because of its powerful impact on the viewer. This was one of those shots of a lifetime on Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Walking back to my hotel at 11:30 AM I glanced left and saw this wooden dock making it vanishing point into the Caribbean. That impact and the jaw-dropping formation of clouds above it and the slivers of light playing on the aqua water in the distance against the dark water created by the clouds produced this image. I caught a rare, fleeting moment in nature and was able to capture it. This is why photographers do what they do.”

Monterey Bay Jelly

“Photographing these Monterey Bay jellyfish was a pleasure because no matter how they moved and undulated they always made a perfect visual composition. It’s like photographing Marilyn Monroe who had an ongoing love affair with the camera.”

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My Near Death Experience With A Witchdoctor

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I crept up on this woman in a graveyard to photograph her performing a chicken sacrifice. I intentionally stomped my foot when I shot it to create a blurred image. She heard my stomp, whirled around, saw me, ran inside and came back with a .45 which was meant for me. I quickly ducked behind some mausoleums and we began a Pink Panther-like chase through the graveyard. She got tired and I got saved. Moral: Don’t stop your foot while photographing a chicken sacrifice in Chichicastenango, Guatemala.

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The wealthy are entombed in mausoleums, many very opulent with themes such as: A Roman columned building, a Chinese pagoda etc, and some have formal places to sit while visiting entombed relatives.

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The poor are buried above ground in a mound covered over by cement and painted pastel colors: green, pale blue, pink and yellow. The effect is like seeing a bunch of giant Jordan Almonds thrown at random into a graveyard. Bizarre.