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Wordless Wednesday: Mickey in Camouflage

Cactus
Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

 

January 6, 2020 at 10:49 am 10 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Elemental

Galapagos Islands

Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
A trip to the Galapagos Islands is a step back in time. Situated about 880 miles from the Ecuador mainland, it’s a place so remote that it remains unspoiled by human development.

Galapagos Islands

 
If you want to imagine what the world might look like thousands of years ago, this group of islands will be close. It was formed and still continue to be formed as a result of volcanic activities underneath the ocean’s surface. It features elemental landscapes and an amazing variety of wildlife that has survived and evolved under the harsh environment.

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Galapagos Islands Galapagos Islands

 
Surprisingly, the birds and animals that live in the islands are so full of themselves. They have no natural fear of humans. They continue to mind their own business even when approached for a photo shoot.

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August 10, 2017 at 8:25 pm 6 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend

Two Women in the Park

Location: Plaza Grande, Quito, Ecuador
 
Although I like taking pictures, I don’t think I’ll pass as a paparazzi. I find pointing the camera at people without their permission as intrusive. In my opinion, even people in public places are entitled to some kind of privacy.

I’m only human, though. Sometimes I have to make an exception.

While roaming around Quito, Ecuador, I saw these two elderly women sitting together in the park and enjoying each other’s company. I couldn’t resist taking their picture. They seemed to exemplify a friendship that has gotten better with age.

The scene made such an impression on me since I consider friendship the coolest thing in the world. As Emily Dickinson said:

To see her is a Picture —
To hear her is a Tune —
To know her an Intemperance
As innocent as June —
To know her not — Affliction —
To own her for a Friend
A warmth as near as if the Sun
Were shining in your Hand.

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June 2, 2017 at 9:33 am 4 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Peaceful Coexistence

Galapagos Islands

Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 

May 1, 2017 at 7:12 pm 2 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

Galapagos Islands

Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
If Galapagos islands are in the bucket list of many travelers, it doesn’t come as a surprise. Visiting the islands is like a step back in time where hues of gray and white dominate the landscape.

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Galapagos Islands Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Islands Galapagos Islands

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Made famous by Charles Darwin, they’re home to a variety of wildlife such as mammals, reptiles, and birds. Due to lack of natural predators, they have survived unmolested. Humans don’t scare them. They don’t mind if you get up close and personal and take their pictures.

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Galapagos Islands Galapagos Islands

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The photos on this page were taken in 2012. They sure brought back many happy memories. I’d love to go back but it’s just that there are other interesting places to go leaving little time for a repeat.

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April 29, 2017 at 7:27 pm 6 comments

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