Worldly Vistas: Icescape

Antractica - ice to the sea

Below the 60th Parallel
Photographed in Antarctica

Ice everywhere…at least for now. But the beautiful glaciers in Antarctica are at threat from global warming as warming temperatures, melting ice, and rising seas endanger this pristine ecosystem.

I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. Just sayin’


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Worldly Vistas: Kinabalu

Early morning in Kinabalu Park, Borneo

Early Morning in Kinabalu Park
Photographed in Borneo

Located in the State of Sabah on the northern end of Borneo, Malaysia, Kinabalu Park is dominated by Mount Kinabalu (more than 13,400 feet), the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. It has a very wide range of habitats changing at various elevations.

Kinabalu Park has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Plant Diversity for Southeast Asia. Maybe these interesting trees are but an example of why!


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Worldly Vistas: Snowscape

Snowscape, Hudson Bay, Manitoba Canada

At the 60th Parallel
Photographed in Canada

 

Hudson Bay, Manitoba is a glorious place, for polar bears, that is! It’s the second largest bay in the world, second only to the Bay of Bengal. And, it’s very cold even all year round, especially in the winter. Yet, it  is also beautiful in the way tundra, blowing snow, blocked sun and sparse trees have a beauty all to themselves.


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Worldly Vistas: Reaching for the sky

Andes rising over Lake Titikaka, Bolivia

Andes Rising over Lake Titicaca
Photographed in Bolivia

High altitude Lake Titicaca is located between Peru and Bolivia and at an average altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level. It is surrounded by beautiful, snow-capped Andean mountain ridges and slopes varying in altitude 13,100 – 13,800 feet above sea level. Beautiful!


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Worldly Vistas: Moonscape

Moon Valley, Atacama Chile

El Valle de la Luna
Photographed in Chile

Moon Valley is located in the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Mountains) in the Atacama Desert. It is an interesting area with stones and sand formations that, for millennia, floods and winds have given it a series of amazing colors and texture. Given its rugged terrain, scientists tested a prototype for a Mars rover here.


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Worldly Vistas: Temple Ruins

Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Ta Prohm
Photographed in Cambodia

Ta Prohm was built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. and is a templae at Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

After the fall of the Khmer Empire in the 15th century, the temple was abandoned and neglected for centuries. In the early 21st century, when an effort to conserve and restore the temples of Angkor began, the École Française d’Extrême-Orient decided that Ta Prohm would be left largely as it had been found. But as of 2013, Archaeological Survey of India had restored large parts of the temple complex, mostly to protect the fragile ruins from the huge influx of tourists.

The trees that grow out of the ruins are perhaps its most distinctive feature. UNESCO inscribed Ta Prohm on the World Heritage List in 1992.


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North America: Upper Canyon

Upper Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Upper 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 Upper Canyon is called Tsé bighánílíní, “the place where water runs through rocks” and, for obvious reasons, is sometimes referred to as “The Crack.”


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South America: Extreme Points South

Bahia Wulaia, Chile

Bahia Wulaia
Photographed in Chile

This bay is along the Murray Channel in extreme southern Chile that looks out over the Beagle Channel. Accessible by boat, we came through here and I photographed it when we cruised down the Beagle Channel from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia, rounded and climbed Cape Horn (it was a very calm day!) and came into this beautiful bay.
Besides being a stunning, Wulaia Bay is also an archaeological site with remains from the early settlement of the Yaghan peoples.

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Africa: Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Sand Dunes of Sossusvlei
Photographed in Namibia

Located in the southern area of the Namib dessert, Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes. The older the dunes, the more intense reddish color. These dunes are among the highest in the world; many of them are above 650 feet (200 meters).

Yes. We were up in the air, flying above the dunes when I took this photo!


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North America: Colorado River

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend
Photographed in Arizona

Located just north of Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend is one of the most photographed areas on the Colorado River. And, no wonder. It is truly spectacular!

I used to think photographers shot this from the air. But, in fact, I was laying on the rim, hanging over it to avoid too many rocks and shrubs in the foreground, shooting down and across at the river.


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