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Posts Tagged ‘rainforest’

July 28th, 2011

Olympic National Park Part 2: Into the Rain Forest

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Elder Maple, Sol Duc Valley, Olympic NP
When I set my foot in the rainforest for the first time this trip, three thoughts came to mind, ancient, mythical and chaotic. With these thoughts in mind, I set out for the next ten days to create a few images that captured the essence of the first two thoughts ancient and mythical. The challenge was …
 
June 13th, 2011

Quick-and-Easy Digital Slide Shows

Posted By Rob Sheppard
Quick-and-Easy Digital Slide Shows
One great way of putting images together is in a digital slide show done to music. The challenge we all have, if you are like me, is having time to do such a slide show. I had to get something together to promote my trip to Costa Rica with Holbrook Travel and had gotten behind in …
 
March 18th, 2011

Brazil’s Landscape Treasures

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Serra das Orgaos National Park, Brazil
No, I am not blogging from Brazil – although I wish I was.  Most of us know little about this massive South American country except their annual Carnival and the beaches of Rio.  Few Americans know, for example, that some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet is no more than an hour or …
 
January 20th, 2011

Chicken Run

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Sri Lanka Junglefowl
First of all, forget the image thumbnail… (God forbid anyone should have the subject off-center!) This is the story of a wild chicken – actually a wild Sri Lanka Junglefowl, a close relative of the Indian bird that was domesticated into the Colonel Sanders variety thousands of years ago.  These bizarre, familiar birds are common …
 
December 13th, 2010

Palm Pilgrimage

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Licuala Palm (Licuala ramsayi) Australia
Many years ago, I saw a photograph of Australia’s remarkable round-leaved Licuala Palm, which grows in a very restricted part of the Queensland rainforest.  I was so struck by their marvelous shape, and the stunning patterns of light and shadow they create, that I cut the picture out of a magazine and stuck it up …
 
November 21st, 2010

Rainforest Strangers

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Australian Brush-Turkey, Queensland
Two seemingly endless days of flying, across an unnatural number of times zones, and I am in the rainforests of northern Queensland, Australia.  My mission is to document a variety of unusual species native to this endangered ecosystem including the giant Cassowary. But there is no shortage of other astonishing creatures as well that I …