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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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: 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: 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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New Zealand: On the Ice

Tasman Glacer, New Zealand © Ann-Rhea S. Fitch

Tasman Glacier
Photographed in New Zealand

 

The Tasman Glacier, located on the South Island,  is New Zealand’s largest glacier. It is 17 miles long, 2.5 miles wide, and as much as 2,000 feet thick.

We flew from Mount Cook. As soon as we were airborne, the pilot cranked down the skis so we could land on this beautiful frozen snowfield. After a very cold walk, we boarded our skiplane and continued our stunning flight through the Tasman Valley


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Europe: On the Danube

Hungarian Parliament Building

Parliament
Photographed in Hungary

The Parliament Building is certainly Budapest’s notable landmark and popular tourist destination. It lies in Lajos Kossuth Square, on the bank of the Danube. It is currently the largest building in Hungary and still the tallest one in Budapest.

Beautiful from every angle, I shot this one from the middle of the Danube (yes, I was on a boat!) at sunrise.


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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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