Maybe it’s because I live in an arid climate, but the rain forest has always fascinated me. The lush foliage grows so fast you can almost watch it uncurl. These emerging ferns are a particular favorite – I love how the light glows through them, softened by the overhead canopy.
Alaskan Eagle in the Mist
This image combines two things I’ve been fortunate to see several times over the years – Alaska, and bald eagles in the wild. Both stir the soul and touch the wild in all our hearts. The second day of our boat tours into Prince William Sound was cold, rainy and cloudy. I was set to shoot scenic photos with a wide lens – the clouds on the mountains were spooky cool.
Then we turned around a bend and I saw this. We were motoring along pretty well, so no time to change lenses and zoom in. As it turns out, I’m glad – this captures that moment better than a close up ever would.
Lily at the Hilo Zoo
I admit it, I’m a sucker for lily ponds. I’m not sure if it’s because I really liked Kermit as a kid, or just the serenity of the scene (or maybe a bit of both). The Hilo zoo has an amazing pond, and it’s been in bloom every time I visit.
Now all I need is a frog singing ‘It’s not easy being green’!
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