Worldly Vistas: Antelope Canyon

Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon
Photographed in Arizona

Calling Antelope Canyon a slot canyon is minimizing its grandeur. Yes. it is a slot canyon, but really it is THE slot canyon: THE one to see; THE one to photograph; THE one to admire.

Located on Navajo land, the Lower Canyon is called Hasdestwazi, “spiral rock arches.” Unlike the upper canyon, which is a straight walk directly into it, reaching the lower canyon is through a ladder system that has been bolted in place. Still, not a place for someone with a fear of heights.


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Worldly Vistas: Orange Canyon

Orange Canyon Wall, Grand Cayman BWI

Orange Canyon Wall
Photographed in Grand Cayman, BWI

 

Many dive site has something special. In Orange Canyon, its the ginormous orange elephant ear sponges covering the site. Couple that with clear blue water creating excellent visibility, and a plethora of fish life, you have the formula for an excellent dive.


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Worldly Vistas: Bamboo Forest

Bamboo Forest - Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park
Photographed in Rwanda

Located in the Virunga Mountains, and established to protect the beautiful mountain gorillas, Volcanes National Park was the first national park created in Africa.

It is a huge park and its vegetation varies considerably due to the large altitudinal range within the park. From 8,000  ft. to over 10,000 ft., is this amazing bamboo forest, which covers about 30% of the park.


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Worldly Vistas: Monk of Pacana

Monk of Pacana - Atacama Desert, Chile

Monk of Pacana
Photographed in the Atacama Desert, Chile

As if the Chile’s Atacama Desert ins’t magnificent enough on its own, there are also these unbelievable “statues” adding to the scenery. They are huge vertical rocks formations that have been shaped by wind erosion over millions of years, mimicking the silhouette of monks. they are remains of large volcanic eruptions which once flowed in the area.  The gignormous rock formations rise toward the sky enhancing this beautiful area.

How large is this one? Do you see Bill standing in the foreground? He’s nearly 6′ and barely visible!


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Worldy Vistas: Macau

Macau - Chinese special administrative region

Centre of Macau
Photographed in Macau, China

Here is another beautiful place inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the center of Macau is a beautiful collection of streetscapes, churches and temples. It assimilates both the Chinese and Portuguese cultures that make Macau unique.

Although Macau is best known as a gaming playground, it is also a culturally interesting place to visit.


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Worldly Vistas: A Walk in the Forest

Canopy Walk in the Amazon, Peru

Canopy Walk in the Amazon
Photographed in Peru

This Canopy Walkway in the Amazon Rainforest is an experience unequaled! At a height of over 115 feet and extending over 1,750 feet, the Canopy Walkway provides a view of the rainforest from the treetops. This provides a unique perception of the wildlife and vegetation seldom observed from the ground.

Not just one walkway, this is spread between 14 of the area’s largest rainforest trees and is one of the longest canopy walkways in the world.


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Worldly Vistas: Crinoid and Fan

Crinoid on Sea Fan, Indonesia

Crinoid on Red Sea Fan
Photographed in Indonesia

The rugged northern coastline of Sulawesi has steep drop-offs as well as slopes and pinnacles, which exhibit almost undamaged marine life. It is famed with soft corals, sponges, sea fans and crinoids. The colors are intense and diving is divine!


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Worldly Vistas: Granada Cathedral

Cathedral of Granada, Nicaragua

Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral
Photographed in Nicaragua

The Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral also called Granada Cathedral is a neoclassical Catholic cathedral located in the colonial city of Granada.

The first cathedral temple was built around 1525. But by 1578, the church had already been burned twice.  The second temple was completed in about 1751. More renovations ensued. The cathedral as it stands today was completed in its entirety in 1972.

The cathedral dominates Granada’s main plaza.


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Worldly Vistas: Light the Sky

Northern Lights, Hudson Bay , Canada

Northern Lights
Photographed in Canada

Northern lights—aurora borealis—are caused by the interaction of charged particles from the sun with atoms in the upper atmosphere. These dancing lights are strongest in the winter months and are a joy to see. The downside? Yes! It was very cold, but worth being out on Hudson Bay’s tundra to watch this natural phenomenon.


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Worldly Vistas: Berber Village

Tamezret, Tunisia

Tamezret
Photographed in Tunisia

Tamezret is a  Berber village located southeast of the country, about 25 miles southwest of the Gabes—the capital city on which it depends. It is one of the first villages to deviate from the troglodyte dwellings in the region. Many residents here have resisted linguistic assimilation and still speak Berber within their families.

This is a fascinating place to see the past alive!


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