Paradise Visited: The Outer Islands of French Polynesia.

This is a view one sees in variations through out the island of Tikehau

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We sat every evening on the porch at dusk and watched this soul soothing view of Ta’aha

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I can’t explain the light in this photograph. I took this image at 11:30 AM. It stands alon

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The density of the water looked and felt like gold jello. I have never experienced anything like it on my visits to over sixty islands world wide.I never looked away until we touched the shore of our remote resort

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Adventures In The Botswana Safari

On my first night ever on safari in Botswana, we went to search for big game night animals, and the jeep stopped under a tree. A guide with a searchlight slowly raised the light from the tree trunk up to the first crook in the tree and peering out a us was this sweet baby leopard. I shot like crazy.

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He then raised the light beam to the branch ten feet directly above us. Sleeping there was the momma leopard. WOW! I shot again like a madman.  The driver’s hushed voice said to me “You shoot, you shoot fast, boss!” I sure did and we slowly backed away from the tree.

Mama Leopard copy copyThe light then beamed some twenty feet away to a partially devoured impala. The driver then explained to me that momma and baby had just dined on the impala and momma was napping, with a full belly. Had she not just eaten we would have been in big trouble with momma, being so close to her baby! Not a bad adventure for the first time out ever, huh?

Lions Eating Zebra

This is a once in a lifetime image. It was taken standing in a jeep about twelve feet away from the lionesses. They were busy feasting which was happily more interesting to them than charging me. When one of them suddenly glanced up and looked right into the lens with the glare that jolted me almost out of my boots I shot the image. Of three rolls of film of them this was the most dramatic image of the event

Mongolian Skyscapes

The desert landscapes can sometimes be an unending grey, but Mongolian skyscapes are more dramatic and spectacular  than any Hollywood action movie. Extreme shapes, colors and changing formations provide jaw-dropping shows from nature.

The desert landscapes can sometimes be an unending grey, but Mongolian skyscapes are more dramatic and spectacular than any Hollywood action movie. Extreme shapes, colors and changing formations provide jaw-dropping shows from nature.

Take shelter when you see a sky like this in Mongolia. A drenching downpour is soon to explode.

Take shelter when you see a sky like this in Mongolia. A drenching downpour is soon to explode.

Painters can't possibly create the impact of a sunset like this. In countries with vast wide open spaces like this one, you not only see the sunset in the distance but you see, sense and feel the sky that surrounds you and that experience is impossible to recreate on canvas.

Painters can’t possibly create the impact of a sunset like this. In countries with vast wide open spaces like this one, you not only see the sunset in the distance but you see, sense and feel the sky that surrounds you and that experience is impossible to recreate on canvas.

This fiery sunset over the famed Gobi Desert in Central Mongolia seemed to last a delicious eternity. That night we wanted to sleep on the ground under the stars. But he stars were so many and so intensely bright that we had to move our bedding into our tents to sleep.

This fiery sunset over the famed Gobi Desert in Central Mongolia seemed to last a delicious eternity. That night we wanted to sleep on the ground under the stars. But he stars were so many and so intensely bright that we had to move our bedding into our tents to sleep.

This road ending at the border between Mongolia and Russia accentuates the sometimes electric blue sky, free from any city pollutants and makes us know how pure and pristine nature can still be if we make efforts to preserve it.

This road ending at the border between Mongolia and Russia accentuates the sometimes electric blue sky, free from any city pollutants and makes us know how pure and pristine nature can still be if we make efforts to preserve it.