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: Kimbe Bay Soft Coral

Soft Coral, Papua New Guinea

On the Reef in the Bismarck Sea
Photographed in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a special destination for divers with vast area of coral reefs, including fringing, barrier and atoll formations. Kimbe Bay is a large marine protected area on New Britain Island in northern PNG. Stunning soft corals are everywhere, not to mention the large schools of fish, pelagics, and hard coral gardens.  In all, it’s a perfect destination for underwater photography!


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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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Thanks for Another Awesome Year

Sunset over the Okavango Delta, Botswana © Ann-Rhea S. Fitch

Okavango Delta
Photographed in Botswana

 

It’s been a truly awesome year. Thanks for allowing me to share some of my travel adventures with you.

For those of you who’ve asked, YES! I am working on a new eBook — Destinations! It’s not going to be travel book. Nor will it a travel diary. We’ve been to over 100 countries on all seven continents plus lots islands in between. Many places are similar; others are unique in ways that fill volumes describing them. I didn’t feel the need to create yet one more travel/tour book. Instead, I’m taking a broader view. This book will celebrate our beautiful planet from a photographic perspective by destination type. I hope to have it on for sale on iBooks by mid year. Stay tuned.

And, here’s to a 2017 filled with more adventures!


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Antarctica: Crabby Characters

Crabeater Seals, Antarctica © Ann-Rhea S. Fitch

Crabeater Seals
Photographed in Antarctica

What an odd name for these seals since their major prey is not crabs but Antarctic krill. Also, interesting about these guys is that they are the most numerous pinniped species in the world. They are found throughout the pack ice that surrounds the Antarctic continent, often in more concentrated numbers around the edges. On occasion have also been found in South Africa, South America, New Zealand and Australia.

There is no accurate count of how many exist, but estimates range 7 – 75 million!


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