Weekly Photo Challenge: Against the Odds

February 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm 12 comments

Zingaro Nature Reserve

Location: Zingaro Nature Reserve, San Vito Lo Capo, Trapani, Italy
 
It’s a good idea to get your camera ready when you go for a walk as you don’t know what you’ll encounter along the way.

We were at the Zingaro Nature Reserve in San Vito Lo Capo, Trapani, Italy when I spotted this six-spot burnet moth on top of a weed flower. What were the odds? It was a thing of beauty. Quickly, I took its picture before it flew away.

Zingaro Nature Reserve Zingaro Nature Reserve
Zingaro Nature Reserve Zingaro Nature Reserve

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While at the Nature Reserve, we enjoyed the best it could offer. We visited the prehistoric Dell’Uzzo Cave where traces of human presence were found dating as far back as 10,000 years. Afterwards, some us went to the nearby beach for a swim while the others continued to explore the area on foot experiencing spectacular views of craggy cliffs and sea along rocky and uneven trails.

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  • 1. stenoodie  |  February 17, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    That’s so true. I usually have my phone/camera in hand so that I can snap up when I’m hiking as well. πŸ™‚

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    • 2. plaridel  |  February 17, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      stenoodie:

      excellent idea. πŸ™‚

      Reply
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    • 4. plaridel  |  February 17, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      i appreciate the pingback. thank you.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  February 18, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      chris:

      thank you for the pingback. deeply appreciated.

      Reply
  • 7. Dina  |  February 18, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Impossible odds set the stage for amazing photos! πŸ™‚
    Wishing you a wonderful Sunday,
    Dina

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    • 8. plaridel  |  February 19, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      dina:

      thank you for stopping by. deeply appreciated. πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • 9. Dina  |  February 20, 2017 at 1:26 am

        This lovely comment puts a big smile on my face. πŸ™‚
        Have a wonderful day!

        Reply
        • 10. plaridel  |  February 20, 2017 at 10:23 am

          dina:

          have a wonderful day to you, too. πŸ™‚

          Reply
  • 11. Leigh W. Smith  |  February 22, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Very pretty, Plaridel. (For butterflies, you should make a trip to the St. Louis (Mo.) Butterfly House sometime if you’re in the area. I got to interview the architect on it once upon a time; very cool place.) It sounds/looks like you went to the beach and to the craggy trails (or at least across from them). Did they let you take photos inside the cave (I’ve seen some documentaries about France’s caves, so I presume they didn’t let you take photos)? Either way, cool. You have an interesting life full of adventure!

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    • 12. plaridel  |  February 22, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      leigh:

      thanks for the info. the st. louis butterfly house seems interesting. i’d keep that in mind. by the way, i’d been to the brookside gardens in maryland where they have a living butterfly garden. the california academy of sciences museum also has a nice collection of free-flying butterflies. i now regret killing them for science projects when i was a kid.

      yes, we went to the beach (i didn’t go skinny deep, though) and hiked around the place. as for the cave, there was nothing much to see. just rocks. πŸ™‚

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