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A shot taken a week before Ness Lake froze of some Trumpeter Swans who were passing though on their annual migration. Interestingly these swans are actually flying North to winter over on the Crooked River north of Prince George where warm springs keep parts of the river open all year. The trumpeter swan (Cygnus buccinator) is the heaviest living bird native to North America and the largest waterfowl in the world with a wingspan that can exceed 10 ft (3.0 m). Ness Lake, Northern British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography Swans Swiming Trees Winter Is Coming Animal Beauty In Nature Bird Birds Cabin Canada Cold Temperature Day Lake Lake View Nature No People Non-urban Scene Northern British Columbia Plant Scenics - Nature Swans On The Lake Tranquility Trumpeter Swans Water Waterfront
This shot is taken looking back towards Mount Harold (1,126 meters or 3,694 feet) from the Surprise Valley in King William region of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park in Tasmania, Australia Love Life, Love Photography Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park Diabase Australia Panorama Alpine Landscape Beauty In Nature Cold Temperature Day Dolerite Landscape Low Angle View Mountain Mountain Range Nature No People Outdoors Physical Geography Scenics Sky Snow Snowcapped Mountain Tasmania Tranquil Scene Tranquility Winter
The Canadian Rockies locked in the grip of winter. Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada Alberta Canada Canadian Rockies  Frozen Winter Landscape Beauty In Nature Cold Temperature Day Forest Jasper National Park Landscape Low Clouds Under Mountain Mist Mountain Mountain Range Nature No People Outdoors Remote Scenics Sky Snow Snowcapped Mountain Tranquil Scene Tranquility Winter
Mountain Caribou lock antlers in a mock fight. Sadly I found out that two of these amazing animals were shot dead a few weeks after I took this shot from the same small herd in Northern BC. The situation has been described as dire for the Central Mountain Caribou population by the Federal Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Numbers of Central Mountain Caribou across Alberta and B.C declined by 60 per cent between 2004 and 2014 to just over 500 mature individuals in 11 herds. Its so sad that we are not that far from a future of having no Mountain Caribou anywhere in the rocky mountains. The mountain caribou have evolved to deal with deep snow-packs and a complex life high in the mountains and are physically quite different from their northern arctic cousins and European reindeer who roam the vast frozen plains. Makes you wonder how you can control poaching in places like Africa if you can’t even stop shooting of endangered animals in a highly educated first world country like Canada. Endangered  Reindeer Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Antler Buck Canada Caribou Cold Temperature Day Deer Forest Low Angle View Mammal Nature No People Northern British Columbia Outdoors Snow Snowing Stag Tree Two Animals Winter
A lone camper drinks a cup of hot tea on the horizon as the last light begins to fade up at Artist point. Mt Baker (3,286 m or 10,781 ft) forms the high point in the background to the right of frame. This shot was taken after hiking though the snow up to Artist point in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. We then hiked down in the dark with our head torches. Washington State, USA. Frozen Lake Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest North Cascades National Park Sunset Silhouettes USA Washington State Artist Point Beauty In Nature Cold Temperature Glow Lone Person Moon Mountain Mt Baker Nature Night Outdoors Scenics Sky Snow Snowcapped Mountain Sunset Tranquil Scene Tranquility Winter
You know its cold outside when you can teach your kids about the Mpemba effect with a cup of coffee! Can’t live though a Canadian winter without giving this classic shot a go. Ness Lake, British Columbia. Love Life, Love Photography Mpembaeffect Mpemba Coffee Frozen Frozen Lake Adult Beauty In Nature Bonding British Columbia Canada Coffee In The Air Cold Temperature Crisp Day Family Family With One Child Leisure Activity Mpemba Nature Outdoors People Real People Sky Standing Sunrise Togetherness
I took this shot a couple of weeks ago from a hotel bar in Shinagawa. It's looking North towards Tokyo Tower (332.9 metres or 1,092 ft). At the time of construction in 1958 Tokyo Tower was the tallest freestanding tower in the world, taking the title from the Eiffel Tower by 13 metres. Depending on where you draw the boundaries there are between 9 million and 38 million people living in Tokyo. The population of the special inner wards is over 9 million people, with the total population of Tokyo prefecture coming in over 13 million. When combined with the surrounding areas the prefecture forms part of the world's most populous metropolitan area of 37.8 million people. Love Life, Love Photography Cityscape Japan Night Photography Skyline Tokyo Tokyo Tower Architecture Building Exterior Buildings Built Structure City Clear Sky Dense Illuminated Modern Night No People Sky Skyscraper Tall Tall - High Tourism Tower Travel Destinations Urban Skyline
Looking across to Mt. Goryu (2,814m or 9,232 ft) from Mt Sobatsubu in the Japan Alps . I was recently passing though Tokyo and ducked out to the alps on the bullet train to catch up with a very old friend of mine from my rock climbing days. He now runs the beautiful White Silver Hakuba lodge with his wife. It’s an epic base to hit up the nine ski resorts in the valley. The Hakuba area receives over 10 meters of snow per year with 135 lifts accessing over 200 runs and a heap of backcountry. Japan is one of the most mountainous countries in the world with ~73% of its total land mass covered by mountains (a comparable level to Norway). Hakuba, Honshu, Japan Afterglow Cliffs Craggy Goryu Japan Beauty In Nature Clear Sky Cold Temperature Day Hakuba Honshu Japan Alps Landscape Mountain Mountain Range Mountains Nature No People Outdoors Sky Snow Snow Covered Snowcapped Mountain Sunset Winter
"If you feel you have to open a particular door, open it, otherwise all your life that door will haunt your mind!" - Mehmet Murat İldan. The door to the emperors’ palace. Tokyo, Japan. Love Life, Love Photography Emperor Palace Japan Tokyo Wood Ancient Architecture Backgrounds Close-up Door Emperors Handle Latch Latched Door Metal Metal Grate Old Old-fashioned Pattern Textured  Wood - Material
American Marten (Martes americana), also known as a Pine Marten, in the snow on Hudson Bay Mountain near Smithers in Northern British Columbia. Martens normally eat small mammals such as squirrels and rodents. They are however related to the wolverine and capable of hunting much larger snowshoe hares and marmots. I was lucky enough to see this guy out of the corner of my eye while I was snowboarding. He ran down a tree well; so I boarded over, took my backpack off, got my camera out, changed out the wide angle lens for the 400mm, and waited. After sitting there quietly for a few minutes he then popped his head up again. Love Life, Love Photography American Marten British Columbia, Canada Winter Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Beauty In Nature Close Up Cold Temperature Day Looking At Camera Mammal Martes Americana Nature No People One Animal Outdoors Paw Pine Marten Portrait Snow Tree White Color Wildlife Winter
A small oasis we camped at in the Great Sand Sea near the Egyptian / Libyan boarder. The Great Sand Sea is a subset of the Sahara that covers a remote 72,000 km² (27,800 square miles) sand desert region in North Africa stretching between western Egypt and eastern Libya. Hard to say exactly where the shot was taken as it was after a full day offroad in a 4WD across the dunes from the larger oasis town of Siwa, which is about 50 km (30 mi) east of the Libyan border. The mountains are actually old coral reefs stranded in an empty ocean of sand; after hiking up them you could still see the coral heads intact. We camped here for a night; if you look closely you can see the small yellow tents to the right of the oasis. This is an old film shot; this whole area is now off limits due to security issues in Libya and trafficking across the border. Love Life, Love Photography 4wd Terrain Egypt Great Sand Sea Isolated Libya North Africa Sahara Desert Arid Climate Beauty In Nature Day Desert Landscape Nature No People Oasis Oasis In The Desert Outdoors Physical Geography Remote Sand Sand Dune Scenics Sky Tranquil Scene Tranquility
We have been stuck inside with sick kids this past week. Keen to get out on another winter road trip soon ! This shot was taken just before we headed off to Australia for Christmas of the majestic Icefields Parkway just south of Jasper. That’s Pyramid mountain (2766m or 9075ft) towering over the road in the distance . Alberta, Canada Love Life, Love Photography Alberta Cars Driving Icefields Parkway Winter Driving Beauty In Nature Canada Cold Temperature Day Jasper National Park Landscape Mountain Mountain Range Nature No People Outdoors Range Scenics Sky Snow Snowcapped Mountain Tranquil Scene Tranquility Tree Winter
I love the rich blue sky’s you often get at altitude. This shot was taken well above 4000m (13120 ft) in the Bolivian Altiplano. Love Life, Love Photography Bolivia Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve Laguna Altiplano Arid Climate Beauty In Nature Blue Sky Cloud - Sky Crisp Day Desert Grass High Altitude Lake Landscape Mountain Nature No People Outdoors Scenics Sky Tranquil Scene Tranquility Travel Destinations Water
A shot of a Japanese Macaque or Snow Monkey that was engaging in some serious eye contact with my camera. It was taken at the hot springs (or onsen) that feeds into the valley of the Yokoyu-River at Jigokudani Yaen Koen. Literally meaning "Hell's Valley", Jigokudani was named after the steam and boiling water that bubbles out of small crevices in the frozen ground which is surrounded by steep cliffs. The valley sits at an elevation of 850 meters. Other than humans the Macaque is the primate that lives in the coldest climate and survives in winter temperatures down to -15 °C. In japan the species is known as Nihonzaru. In Shinto belief, mythical beasts known as raijū sometimes appeared as monkeys and kept Raijin, the god of lightning, company. The "three wise monkeys", which warn people to "see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil", are carved in relief over the door of the famous Tōshō-gū shrine in Nikkō. Yamanouchi, Shimotakai District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan Love Life, Love Photography Japan Jigokudani Yaen Koen Snow Monkey Animal Hair Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Close-up Cold Temperature Day Face Focus On Foreground Fury Japanese Macaque Looking At Camera Mammal Monkey Nature No People One Animal Outdoors Portrait Portraiture Red Face Winter
I recently had a break while traveling in Australia to visit family. I did not get the camera out that often while we were down there however I did manage a quick scramble down to the rocks at dusk while I was passing the Norah Head lighthouse. It turned out to be quite a complicated shoot due to rapidly falling light and increasing wave action on the rocks as the tide returned. For those interested the photo is a combination of two quite different exposures. The first was a long 30 sec exposure taken at f/9 and ISO 1000 to provide good depth of field in the foreground and minimize noise. The long exposure also gives the misty moonlight look to the waves splashing around the rocks in the foreground. The second exposure was much shorter in an attempt to freeze an arc of the light beam as it rotated and was a 2 sec exposure taken at f/4 and ISO 6400. Both shots were taken at 20mm. The shots were then merged using several layers of gradient and luminosity masks in photoshop. I did not bring in any bracketed exposures to increase the dynamic range as I wanted to keep the foreground shadows dark to emphasize the lifesaving effect of the beacon in the fading natural light. The light house was turned on for the first time in 1903 and eventually de-manned in 1994 after more than 90 years of being staffed. It was originally fitted with a vapourized kerosene lamp and was electrified in 1961. Designed by Charles Assinder Harding it was the last lighthouse ever to be built in the classical style of James Barnet. Harding also designed the lights at Cape Byron and Point Perpendicular. Love Life, Love Photography Australia Beacon Coastline Light Beam Architecture Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Clouds And Sky Dusk Headland Last Light Light And Shadow Lighthouse Long Exposure Nautical Vessel No People Outdoors Power In Nature RISK Sea Shipping  Sky Tranquility Water Water On Rocks
Up close with an Australian icon. The Redback Spider (Latrodectus hasselti), feared by early settlers, was historically responsible for 12 deaths . An antivenom has been available since 1956, and there have been no deaths directly due to redback bites since its introduction. The female spider, as seen in this shot, is much larger then its male counterpart and has the distinctive red stripe on its abdomen. The female 'digests' the male during a successful mating process, which seems to be unique to Latrodectus hasselti. Females reach around 1 cm in size while males are 3-4 mm when mature. Shot was taken with a 100mm macro lens. NSW, Australia Love Life, Love Photography Australia Black Widow Spider Spider Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Black Widow Close-up Closeup Day Deadly Eyeballs  Focus On Foreground Insect Legs Macro Nature No People One Animal Outdoors Poisonous Redback Spider Spider
A throwback to late autumn at Kittil falls. I love the orange green colour the moss goes after it’s been snowed on for the first time in the season. There are so many little known gems up here in Northern BC that rarely get any visits. British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography Autumn Low Angle View Beauty In Nature Blurred Motion Day Forest Log Long Exposure Moss Motion Mountain Nature No People Northern British Columbia Outdoors Power In Nature Rapid River Rock - Object Rocks Scenics Speed Tree Water Waterfall
A snowy shot of a Central Mountain Caribou in Northern BC. As you have probably figured I have been having a few weeks break from posting photos while we are over here getting some beach time in Australia. Back in Northern BC now and its -29 deg C ! So its a bit of a shock. Woods British Columbia, Canada Central Mountain Caribou Rangifer Tarandus Caribou Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Antler Beauty In Nature Buck Cold Temperature Day Deer Forest Frosty Mammal Nature No People One Animal Outdoors Reindeer Snow Stag Tree Winter
Certainly starting to feel like the Great White North up here again this time of year. Went out the night before last looking for auroras under the full moon and got distracted. Ness Lake, Northern British Columbia. Love Life, Love Photography British Columbia, Canada Frozen Frozen Lake Full Moon Quiet Animal Arctic Cold Temperature Coyote Dog Foggy Great White North Island Misty Night Moon Nature Night No People Outdoors Scenics Sky Snow Star - Space Winter Wolf
First light of the day tries to break through the clouds over Mt Ida and the Travellers Range. The prominent cliffs and columns of the central highlands are made of Jurassic dolerite. This shot was taken from the southern end of Lake St Clair which is Australia's deepest lake owing its depth of 160m (or 525 ft) to its glacial origin. Unlike mainland Australia it is believed that Tasmania experienced four phases of major glaciation with a single ice cap covering about 4,000 sq km of the northwestern part of the central plateau along with other smaller isolated ice caps and valley glaciers. During these glacial periods sea levels were low enough to open the Bassian landbridge connecting Tasmania to Australia with grasslands and scrub heath found across the area where the Bass Strait now lies. Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Central Highlands, Tasmania, Australia. Looking forward to heading back to Tassie briefly in the New Year ! Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park Craggy Mྂtྂ Iྂdྂaྂ Astronomy Bushland Central Highlands Cold Temperature Day First Light Of The Day Forest Landscape Mountain Mountain Peak Mountain Range Nature No People Outdoors Scenics Sky Snow Snowcapped Mountain Tasmania, Australia Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Wilderness Winter
Constantly shifting the clouds seem to form an integral part of the landscape in the Great Bear Rainforest. The rainforest covers 6.4 million hectare (15.8 million acre) stretch area along British Columbia’s north and central coast and forms part of the larger Pacific temperate rainforest ecoregion, which is the largest coastal temperate rainforest in the world. This shot was taken of the remote and rugged mountain ranges that line the narrow inside passage between Princess Royal Island and the mainland of British Columbia. Canada. Love Life, Love Photography British Columbia, Canada Misty Trees Clouds Day Fog Forest Great Bear Rainforest Growth In The Mist Landscape Mist Misty Forest Nature No People Outdoors Pacific North West Rainforest Ridge Scenics Sky Steep Tranquil Scene Tranquility Tree
The amazing Emperor Falls. Can you spot the person at the base? The falls sit at 5,300 feet (1,600 m) high and cascade a total distance of 46 m (150 ft). The peak of Mount Robson behind rises to 3,954 m (12,972 ft). Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography Berg Lake Trail British Columbia, Canada Canadian Rockies  Emperor Falls Falling Massive Mt Robson Mt Robson Provincial Park Rock Formation Cascade Cliff Day Motion Mountain Nature No People Outdoors Power In Nature River Rocky Mountains Scenics Sky Steep Water Waterfall
The southern sky rises over the windswept isolation of the cottage once occupied by Mrs Hunt. Ruby Hunt was one of the last to leave Maria island in 1968 before it became a National Park. She would operate a pedal wireless from the house, which at the time was the only communication link on the island with the mainland of Tasmania. If someone wished to send a message they would put it in a bottle, at night outside Mrs. Hunt’s door, and she would make the necessary call and leave the answer in the bottle for collection during the next night. Maria Island is a remote mountainous island located in the Tasman Sea, off the east coast of Tasmania, Australia. The island was named in 1642 by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman after Maria van Diemen (née van Aelst). Australia Isolated Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia Trees Astronomy Cabin Constellation Field Galaxy Landscape Milky Way Nature Night No People Outdoors Scenics Sky Space Star - Space Starry Tranquil Scene Tranquility Tree Windswept Windswept Tree Be. Ready.
Stopping to take in the view at the serene Kinney Lake. Berg Lake Trail, Mt Robson Provincial Park. British Columbia, Canada Love Life, Love Photography Backpacking Berg Lake Trail Clear Sky Hiking Kinney Lake Mt Robson Provincial Park Reflection Trekking Backpack Beauty In Nature Canada Day Lake Lakeshore Mountain Mountain Range Nature One Person Outdoors Reflection Sihouette  Standing Walking Poles Water
A shot taken just before Ness Lake froze a week ago of some Trumpeter Swans who were passing though on their annual migration. Interestingly these swans are actually flying North to winter over on the Crooked River north of Prince George where warm springs keep parts of the river open all year. The trumpeter swan (Cygnus buccinator) is the heaviest living bird native to North America and the largest waterfowl in the world with a wingspan that can exceed 10 ft (3.0 m). Ness Lake, Northern British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography British Columbia, Canada Looking At Camera Swans Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Beauty In Nature Bird Cabin Day Floating Floating On Water Lake Lake Cabin Lake View Migration Nature No People Swan Swimming Togetherness Trumpeter Swans Water Waterfront Wildlife
One of the beautiful things about being up high in the mountains at dusk is the low angle the sun makes during its final minutes of the day. A halo of light glows though the thick winter coat of this Rocky Mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) as it grazes in the high altitude meadows leading down from snowbird pass. The blue gray in the upper left is the Robson glacier. Mt Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography Alpine Canadian Rockies  Goat Grass Grazing Hiking Looking At Camera Mountain Goat Mt Robson Provincial Park Oreamnos Americanus Snowbird Snowbird Pass Wild Animal British Columbia Canada Day Grass Mammal Meadow Nature One Animal Outdoors Rocky Mountain Goat Rocky Mountains Wildlife
“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul”. John Muir. There is much to be said about wandering aimlessly in the forest. Once you head off the path, you need to start making your own choices, and living with the consequences of those choices. MacMillan Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography MacMillan Provincial Park Trees Beauty In Nature Branch Bushland Canada Day Deep Dark Woods Forest Forest Photography Green Color Growth Hiking Lush Foliage Moss Nature No People Outdoors Tree Tree Area Tree Trunk Wilderness WoodLand Woodlands Woods
A three shot panorama of the Natural Bridge. It is a naturally formed rock arch over Cave Creek, a tributary of the Nerang River. It was formed from a waterfall which undercut a cave beneath the waterfall and dug a pothole on top, until the two joined and the creek flowed through the cave, leaving an arch across the front. The bridge is located in Springbrook National Park in the Gold Coast hinterland of Queensland, Australia. The park is situated on the McPherson Range, near Springbrook, approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) south of Brisbane. The park is part of the Shield Volcano Group of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Australia Gold Coast Australia Panorama Springbrook National Park Tranquility Beauty In Nature Cave Cavern Cavernous Caves Photography Gondwana Green And Blue Log Natural Bridge  Nature No People Outdoors Queensland Rainforest River Rock - Object Rock Pools Rocks And Water Water Waterfall Perspectives On Nature
The Natural Bridge is a naturally formed rock arch over Cave Creek, a tributary of the Nerang River. It was formed from a waterfall which undercut a cave beneath the waterfall and dug a pothole on top, until the two joined and the creek flowed through the cave, leaving an arch across the front. The bridge is located in Springbrook National Park in the Gold Coast hinterland of Queensland, Australia. The park is situated on the McPherson Range, near Springbrook, approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) south of Brisbane. The park is part of the Shield Volcano Group of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Australia Creek Green Color Moss & Lichen Springbrook National Park Beauty In Nature Cave Day Forest Gondwana Natural Bridge  Nature No People Outdoors Queensland Australia Rainforest River Rock - Object Rock Pool Rocks Scenics Tranquil Scene Tranquility Water Waterfall Perspectives On Nature
The more time one spends away, and the more one travels, the more the red ochre of the Australian outback seems to loom large in one’s mind. Perhaps I am just dreaming of somewhere 70 degrees C (158 F) warmer than the frozen lake I am looking at out the window. Several days drive from anywhere of note; the red cliffs of Mutawintji Gorge are as isolated as they are beautiful. Mutawintji National Park is dissected by numerous colourful gorges, rockpools and creek beds lined with red gums. Far West region of outback New South Wales, in eastern Australia. Australia Eucalyptus Trees Gum Trees Mutawintji Gorge Mutawintji National Park Outback NSW Trees Arid Climate Beauty In Nature Cliff Day Geology Landscape Mountain Nature No People Outback Australia Outdoors Physical Geography Red Earth Landscape Red Ochre Rock - Object Rock Formation Scenics Sky Perspectives On Nature
It is rare to find such stillness. No wind, no waves, no sound. So still I could set my tripod up on the deck of the boat while at anchor and take a long exposure of the sky with no visible star movement. The silence out here can be deafening at times (at least once my kids are finally asleep!). Amazingly the G3 solar storm a few days ago was bright enough to cut though the endless blue twilight one experiences this time of year during the fleeting hours of semi darkness that you have when you’re up this far north. Happiness has always seemed a subjective state of mind to me, somewhat along the lines of Lucius Annaeus Seneca's words from two millennia ago that “a man’s as miserable as he thinks he is.” I do love mountains, sailing, and auroras; super chuffed to have combined them all in one shot. Scenery Cove, South East Alaska, USA. Aurora Aurora Borealis Northern Lights Sailboat Masts Scenery Cove Sky And Clouds USA Alaska Arctic Arctic Circle Astrophotography Beauty In Nature Fjord Great White North Low Angle View Nature Night No People Outdoors Sailboat Scenics Ship Sky Star - Space Wilderness Be. Ready. Perspectives On Nature
Early winter deep freeze conditions of between -20 and -30 C (-4 and -22 F) have created thousands of beautiful outdoor ice rinks throughout Northern BC. Chances are you might have a lake to yourself as approximately 9% of its surface area of Canada is covered in fresh water. Fraser-Fort George Region, British Columbia, Canada. Frozen Frozen Lake Ice Looking Down Shadows & Light Aerial View Beauty In Nature Blue Cold Cold Temperature Day Forest Landscape Nature No People Outdoors Scenics Shadow Sky Snow Tranquil Scene Tranquility Tree Winter Winter Wonderland Perspectives On Nature Be. Ready. Fresh On Market 2017
Just on dusk for a short period of time you get a simultaneous silhouette and reflection from each side of the lake looking down from the peak of Teapot Mountain. Teapot Mountain Recreation Site, Northern British Columbia, Canada Jaws Looking Down Reflection Teapot Mountain Beauty In Nature Canada Day Forest Forest Photography Growth Lake Landscape Mountain Nature No People Northern British Columbia Outdoors Scenics Shillouette Silhouette Sky Tranquil Scene Tranquility Tree Water Perspectives On Nature
Looking out towards the Stockton beach sand dunes over some ominous deep dark water. Located to the north of the Hunter River the beach has an interesting history and has been the site of numerous shipwrecks and aircraft crash sites. In some areas it is as much as 1 km (0.6 mi) wide and has sand dunes over 30 metres (98 ft) high with slopes up to 60 degrees. Each year the dunes move north by approximately 4 m (13 ft) and are considered the largest continuous mobile sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. Shot taken from a sailboat. New South Wales, Australia Australia Blue Sea Deep Water Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Day Mountain Nature No People Ocean Ocean Sand Dunes Outdoors Sand Dunes Scenics Sea Sea And Sky Seascape Sky Stormy Sky Sunset Tranquil Scene Tranquility Water Waterfront Wave Perspectives On Nature Perspectives On Nature
The sun sets over the ocean like flat expanse of Outback Australia. Lake Mungo, NSW, Australia Australia Outback Outback NSW Beauty In Nature Clouds And Sky Day Dramatic Sky Field Flat Horizon Over Land Landscape Nature No People Orange Color Outback Australia Outdoors Scenics Silhouette Sky Sun Sunset Tranquil Scene Whispy Clouds Whispy Sunset Yellow
Bulldust glows in the light of the setting sun as a car travels along an lonely outback road across the endless flat expanse of Lake Mungo. New South Wales, Australia 4WD Action 4wd Lake Mungo Outback Outback NSW Touring Adventure Beauty In Nature Bulldust Car Flat Landscape Flatland Landscape Light In Dust Looking Down From Above Low Sun Nature Orange Color Outback Australia Outdoors Remote Travel Scenics Sky Sunset Travel Destinations Be. Ready. Perspectives On Nature
The sand seems to flow around these eroded monuments like the fabric of time itself. Colloquially called the Walls of China the Lake Mungo lunette is located in South Western New South Wales, and is part of the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area. The landscape at the site is extremely fragile and hold numerous archeologically significant artefacts and so public access is now limited to those accompanied by a parks ranger or approved guide. NSW, Australia Australia Isolated Lake Mungo Outback Outback NSW Ripples Arid Climate Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Day Desert Landscape Nature No People Outback Australia Outdoors Physical Geography Ripples In The Sand Sand Sand Dune Scenics Sky Tranquil Scene Tranquility Yellow Perspectives On Nature
The endless layers of forest stretch out when looking over the foothills to the south east of Prince George. In the high resolution version you can just make out some ski runs on Mt Purden in the top left of the shot. Frozen Mt Purden Beauty In Nature British Columbia Bush Canada Cold Temperature Day Forest Freshness Landscape Layers Layers Of Mountain Mountain Mountain Range Nature No People Outdoors Scenics Sky Snow Tranquil Scene Tranquility Tree Winter Perspectives On Nature
Wood fired hot tub anyone? Laguna, Wollombi Valley, NSW, Australia Australia Beauty In Nature Day Hot Tub Jacuzzi  Landscape Mountain Nature No People Outdoors Scenics Sky Smokey Mountains Smokey Sunset Spa Sunset Tranquil Scene Tranquility Tree Tree Trunk Water Wilderness Wollombi Wood Fired Wood Fired Hottub Be. Ready.
Finally saw some Moose ! The largest of all dear by some margin; they stand up to 2.1 m (6.9 ft) high at the shoulder and the males can weigh up to 700kg. Prince George, Northern British Columbia, Canada. Frozen Looking Down Moose Northern BC Running Winter Above Aerial View Animal Themes Beauty In Nature Canada Cold Temperature Field Mamals Mammal Mother And Calf Nature No People Outdoors Paddock Snow Snow Covered Two Animals Weather Winter Perspectives On Nature
Two mates starting the sketchy decent down over the ice from the misty summit of Kebnekaise, Sweden’s highest peak at 2,111 metres (6,926 ft). Sitting in the Scandes (Scandinavian Mountains) at 67°53″ North, Kebnekaise lies within the Arctic circle experiencing 24 hour daylight in the summer months. Despite its relatively low altitude Kebnekaise has a glacier covered summit due to its extreme latitude. Sweden Kebnekaise Sweden Adventure Arctic Arctic Circle Beauty In Nature Cold Cold Temperature Day Fog Frozen Glacier Ice In The Clouds Landscape Nature Outdoors People Scenics Sky Snow Snowing Summit Weather Winter Be. Ready. Perspectives On Nature
Snow forest in Hokaido, Japan. Hokkaido Japan Tree Beauty In Nature Branch Cold Temperature Covered In Snow Day Forest Photography Nature No People Outdoors Pillows Pillows Of Snow Powder Snow Scenics Snow Snow Forest Tranquil Scene Tranquility Tree Weather White White Color Winter Perspectives On Nature
Salto Union, Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat), Cataratas Del Iguazu (Iguazu Falls), Argentina Devil’s Throat Garganta Del Diablo Misty Salto Union Argentina Beauty In Nature Cataratas Del Iguazu Close-up Curtain Day Iguazu Falls Motion Nature No People Outdoors Plunging Plunging Into Water Power In Nature Powerful River South America Water Waterfall Waterfalls White Color Perspectives On Nature
Surfs up at the Athabasca Glacier. The ice buckles as it descends down the face creating frozen wave like formations. Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada Frozen Frozen Waves Ice Misty Wave Athabasca Glacier Beauty In Nature Canada Cloud - Sky Day Glacier Jasper National Park Nature No People Outdoors Power In Nature Rocky Mountains Scenics Sea Sky Snow Surfs Up Tranquility Water Wave Perspectives On Nature
Last light falls on American Border Peak 2,438 m (7,998 ft). The shot is taken looking back towards Canada after hiking up to Artist Point in the Mount Baker Wilderness Area. The US Canadian border runs through the high saddle to the left of the peak. Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington State, USA Love Life, Love Photography American Border Peak Clear Sky Craggy Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest USA Alpenglow Beauty In Nature Canada Day Dusk Landscape Last Light Mountain Mountain Range Nature No People Outdoors Peak Physical Geography Rocky Mountains Scenics Sky Snow Sunset Winter
Snow starts to cover the back of this large stag as it continues its never ending search for food. This is another shot from last weekend’s successful Central Mountain Caribou search. The situation has been described as dire for the Central Mountain Caribou population by the Federal Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Numbers of Central Mountain Caribou across Alberta and B.C declined by 60 per cent between 2004 and 2014 to just over 500 mature individuals in 11 herds. For more information on this specific herd see my last post from a few days ago. Love Life, Love Photography British Columbia, Canada Central Mountain Caribou Endangered  Reindeer Animal Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Antler Caribou Cold Temperature Day Forest Mammal Nature No People One Animal Outdoors Snow Snowflake Snowing Stag Tree Wilderness Winter
The Lower Falls along Gold Creek taken a few weeks ago in Golden Ears Provincial Park. I was shocked at how busy this place was until we asked some people who told us there was a Vancouver #socality instameet happening. We then watched in horror as someone lost control of a two week old drone in the updraft coming off the waterfall which hit an overhanging tree branch and promptly plunged into the falls never to be seen again. I headed out off track into the forest to find some peace from the crowds for a while then came back to take this shot under heavy spray from the waterfall just before dusk with the falls to ourselves. We then almost got trapped in the park as unbeknownst to us they lock the gates at 5:30pm sharp at this time of year. Luckily there was still a ranger there who let us though so I did not miss my flight! Golden Ears Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography British Columbia, Canada Forest Walk Gold Creek Golden Ears Provincial Park Rock Formation Beauty In Nature Blurred Motion Cascades Day Falls Forest Forest Photography Long Exposure Lower Falls Motion Nature No People Outdoors Rock - Object Scenics Tranquil Scene Tranquility Tree Water Waterfall
This past weekend we spent two nights winter camping in the hope of tracking down some Central Mountain Caribou (an ecotype of Rangifer tarandus caribou). After seeing fresh footprints in the snow the day before we finally located some of these amazing animals on the morning we were due to head home. Mountain Caribou of Northern BC have been in a steep decline since the 1990’s. Their decline is a result of direct habitat loss along with increased predation associated with ecosystem change from land alteration. While they are listed as threatened federally in Canada the Federal Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) has recommended that mountain caribou be listed as endangered. This particular herd was counted via aerial survey at 120 in 2007 and had dropped to 45 by 2012. It seems the implementation of a caribou management plan in 2013 has potentially stabilised the population; however there has yet to be any significant increase with the herd being counted at 50 in 2015. Northern British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography Central Mountain Caribou Endangered  Frozen Northen British Columbia Rangifer Tarandus Caribou Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Antler Blizzard Canada Caribou Cold Temperature Mammal Nature No People One Animal Outdoors Reindeer Snow Snowing Stag Standing White Winter
We don’t know how to comprehend the patience required to pass 800 years. This Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) was already 130 years old when the Black Death was ravaging Europe around 1350. The Black Death was estimated to have killed 30–60% of Europe's total population and untold numbers elsewhere in the world where population statistics are harder to come by. It is estimated that the global population did not recover to 14th century pre plague heights until well into the 17th century. Wonder what the world will be like in 2817? Cathedral Grove, MacMillan Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography Ancient Forest British Columbia, Canada Douglas Fir MacMillan Provincial Park Old Growth Forest Pseudotsuga Menziesii Beauty In Nature Cathedral Grove Day Deep Dark Woods Forest Giant Tree Growth Landscape Nature No People Outdoors Scenics Tranquil Scene Tranquility Tree Tree Trunk Vancouver Island Canada WoodLand Woods Perspectives On Nature
A black bear (Ursus americanus) scrounging for food on the inter tidal zone in Knight Inlet near Mt Scriven. The inlet is traditionally called Tsawatti or Tswawadwi and is the longest fjord on the BC Coast at c. 125 kilometers in length. Knight Inlet, British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography . Barnacles British Columbia, Canada Intertidal Zone Knight Inlet Layers And Textures Algae Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Bear Eating Beauty In Nature Black Bear Great Bear Rainforest Mammal Nature No People One Animal Rock - Object Rocks Rocks And Water Scavenging Sea Teal Water Ursus Americanus Water Perspectives On Nature
The Robson River plunging down through the lower sections of White Falls. We stopped here for a bit of a refresh while trekking up to Berg Lake; it’s certainly worth the few minutes detour to rest ones weary legs. Valley of a Thousand Falls, Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography Berg Lake Trail British Columbia, Canada Mt Robson Provincial Park Robson River Beauty In Nature Blurred Motion Day Flowing Water Forest Long Exposure Motion Mountain Nature No People Outdoors Power In Nature Rapid River Rock - Object Scenics Tranquil Scene Tree Water Waterfall White Falls
Dawn reflections of Mitre Peak (1692m) in Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand. NZ NZ South Island Nature Reflection Sound Blue Sky Clouds And Sky Clouds On Mountain Dawn Fijord Idyllic Landscape Mitre Peak Mountain Mountain Range Nature No People Outdoors Reflection Reflections In The Water Sky Snow Tranquil Scene Tranquility Waterfront Perspectives On Nature
Moose on the loose! The largest of all dear by some margin; they stand up to 2.1 m (6.9 ft) high at the shoulder and the males can weigh up to 700kg. Prince George, Northern British Columbia, Canada. British Columbia, Canada Field Helicopter Moose Moose! Northen BC Wild Animal Above Aerial View Alces Alces Animal Themes Canada Cold Temperature Mammal Nature Outdoors Shadow Snow Snow Covered Walking Walking Through The Woods Wild Animals Wildlife Wildlifephotography Winter Perspectives On Nature
Dust storm covers the Burj Khalifa. Built between 2004 and 2009 it is the tallest artificial structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). Dubai, UAE. Burj Khalifa, Dubai Cityscape Dubai Skyline Tallest Building In The World UAE , Dubai Architecture Building Exterior Built Structure Burj Khalifa Burj Khalifa برج خليفة City Cityscape Cityscape Photography Day Desert City Dust Storm Fog Orange Color Outdoors Sand Storm Sky Skyscraper Smog Urban Skyline
Statue of Liberty, New York, USA American Dream Autumn Colors Flame Freedom Liberty Island New York New York City New York ❤ New York, New York Statue Statue Of Liberty USA Alternative View Beauty In Nature Bronze Statue Close-up Fall Colours Iconic Landmark Lady Liberty Leaf Low Angle View New York City Photos Sculpture Sky Statue
A pregnant harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) rests on some sea ice in LeConte bay waiting to give birth. The icefields produced by the LeConte glacier provide protection for the seals to give birth and nurse their pups. Floating on the ice isolates them from the numerous land based predators (such as bears and wolves), while the shear density of the floating ice provides protection from pods of orcas (killer whales) who have difficulty breaking though the ice pack. Populations of seals that rely on ice pack to reproduce are particularly susceptible to global warming due to retreating glaciers and rapidly decreasing winter sea ice. Alaska, USA Global Warming LeConte Bay / Glacier Near Petersburg, Alaska---(c) Richard Hertzberg Alaska Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Close-up Cold Temperature Day Floating On Ice Frozen Harbor Seal Harbour Seal Ice Iceberg Mammal Nature One Animal Pack Ice Phoca Vitulina Polar Climate Sea Snow Water Winter
The subtle blue is a result of preferential scattering of short-wavelength light travels down the vertical shaft and hits the waterfall mist in the moonlight. The Natural Bridge is a naturally formed rock arch over Cave Creek, a tributary of the Nerang River. It was formed from a waterfall which undercut a cave beneath the waterfall and dug a pothole on top, until the two joined and the creek flowed through the cave, leaving an arch across the front. Springbrook National Park, Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland. UNESCO World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Flowing Water Gold Coast Australia Rock Formation Springbrook National Park Tranquility Beauty In Nature Blue Blue Light Cave Cave Formations Darkness And Light Gondwana Illuminated Light Beams Log Moonlight Natural Bridge  Nature No People Queensland Rock - Object Surreal Water Waterfall Waterfall In Cave Perspectives On Nature
Surreal blue mist forms after a storm has passed through. Taken from our ridgetop property at Laguna looking over the Wollombi valley towards the Watagan mountains. The highest point is Mount Warrawolong at 641 metres (2,103 ft) above sea level. The Watagan Mountains, or Watagans, is a mountain wilderness area that forms part of the Great Dividing Range, located in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia. Trees Beauty In Nature Clouds And Sky Day Foggy Foggy Day Foggy Landscape Inversion Inversion Layer Islands In The Fog Islands In The Sky Mist Mountain Mountain Range Nature No People Outdoors Peak Scenics Silhouette Sky Tranquil Scene Tranquility Tree Trees And Sky
One of the pinnacles or hoodoos in Pinnacles Provincial Park at the peak of Autumn about 4 weeks ago. The pinnacles, which were once part of an ancient lava flow, have been formed since the end of the last ice age when soft basalt layers eroded away to leave a more resistant ash layers behind. Quesnel, Northern British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography Autumn Colors British Columbia, Canada Craggy Fall Colors Looking Down Northen BC Pinnacles Pinnacles Provincial Park Quesnel Rock Formation Autumn Beauty In Nature Canada Day Fall Leaves Forest Forest Photography Hoodoos Mountain No People Outdoors Rock - Object Scenics Sky Tree Perspectives On Nature
Enjoying the sunshine at Emperor Falls. The falls sit at 5,300 feet (1,600 m) high and cascade a total distance of 46 m (150 ft). Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography British Columbia, Canada Emperor Falls Mount Robson Provincial Park Rocky Adventure Beauty In Nature Blue Sky Clear Sky Day Daylight Landscape Mid Day Motion Mountain Nature One Person Outdoors People Power In Nature Powerful Scenics Standing Sun Sunstar Waterfall Perspectives On Nature Be. Ready.
Fall fishing one week ago at Silver Lake down in Washington State at 48 North. Back up here in Northern BC at 54 North, Autumn seems a distant memory and the edge of our lake started to freeze today. Silver Lake Park, Washington State, USA Love Life, Love Photography Autumn Colors Fall Colors Washington State Animal Themes Autumn Beauty In Nature Boat Change Day Fishing Fishing Boat Forest Forest Photography Lake Leaf Nature Outdoors Peaceful Reflection Scenics Still Water Tranquil Scene Tranquility Tree Water Perspectives On Nature Be. Ready.
A Hoary Marmot (Marmota caligata) basking on a rock near the top of Snowbird Pass. The camera GPS put us at an altitude of 2360m or 7742 ft when I took this shot. Marmots are the largest North American ground squirrels and adults range from 62 to 82 cm (24 to 32 in) long including their tail. The word "hoary" refers to the silver-gray fur on their shoulders and upper back with the remaining fur having reddish-brown fur. Mt Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography Marmota Caligata Mt Robson Provincial Park Rock Snowbird Pass Squirrel Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Basking British Columbia Canada Close-up Day Furry Ground Squirrel Hoary Marmot Mammal Mammals Marmot Nature No People One Animal Outdoors Resting Rodent
Autumn colours over the North Fork of Nooksack River. The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington State, USA Love Life, Love Photography Autumn Autumn Colors Fall Colors Leaves On The Ground Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Washington State Yellow Leaves Autumn Branch Fall Leaves Forest Forest Photography Green Moss Growth Long Exposure Nature No People Nooksack River  Outdoors River Rock - Object Tranquil Scene Tranquility Water Yellow
Snowboarding through deep powder. Asahi-dake, Hokkaido, Japan Asahi-dake Hokkaido Hokkaido Powder Japan Snowboarding Trees White Forest Adventure Asahidake Looking At Camera Deep Powder Lifestyles Motion One Person Outdoors Powderhound Ski Snow Snow Flying Snow Forest Snowboarding Sport Warm Clothing White Background Winter Be. Ready. Be. Ready.
A Flinders Island Wombat (Vombatus ursinus) and her baby on Maria Island. A muscular marsupial that digs extensive burrows. Unlike other marsupials it has a backwards facing pouch so that when digging it does not gather soil in its pouch over its young. Australia Baby Flinders Island Wombat Maria Island Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia Vombatus Ursinus Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Australian Wildlife Baby Animal Baby Wombat Close-up Cute Eating Grass Furry Grass Mammal Marsupial Mother And Child Nature Outdoors Tasmania Togetherness Wombat  Young Animal
A snowstorm passes over towering dolerite cliffs at Devils Gullet to allow a brief shower of light to flood the view across the remote Tasmanian central plateau with its forests, valleys, mountains and rugged terrain. The storm engulfing Clumner Bluff (1559m) was directly overhead a few minutes earlier with white out conditions and summer snow. The dolerite columns in the foreground are over 220m high and plunge into the Fisher River valley which is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, on the northern rim of the Great Western Tiers. Tasmania, Australia. Australia Australian Landscape Australian Bushland Devils Gullet Fisher River Valley Great Western Tiers Isolated Rugged Cloud - Sky Clumner Bluff Dolerite Dolerite Columns Dramatic Sky Forest Landscape Mountain Mountain Range Outdoors Rock - Object Rugged Terrain Snowstorm Tasmania Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Wilderness Woods
Flamenco de James (Phoenicopterus jamesi) - Laguna Colorada - Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, Bolivia Bolivia Bolivian Altiplano Dancing Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve Flamenco Flamenco De James Flamingo Phoenicopterus Jamesi Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Bird Colony Day Flamingo Flamingos Flock Of Birds Laguna Colorada Lake Large Group Of Animals Nature Outdoors Pink Color Wading Water
Lined with over 170 buildings dating from the 13th to the 18th centuries, the banks of the Grand Canal have a timeless beauty to them. Venice, Italy. Ancient Architecture Gondola Gondole In Venice Grand Canal Grand Canal Venice Old Europe Timeless Venice Canals Venice, Italy Architecture Black And White Boat Building Exterior Built Structure Canals And Waterways City Gondola - Traditional Boat Mode Of Transport Old City Punt Tourism Transportation Water Waterfront
Paso John Gardner (1241m), Torres del Paine Circuit. The pass crosses over the western ridge of the Massif Paine. Chile Alpine Backpacking Chile Paine Circuit Paso John Gardner Torres Del Paine Circuit Trekking Activity Adventure Alpine Hiking Challenge Day High Pass Hiking Lifestyles Mountain Mountain Range One Person Outdoors Scenics Ski Poles Sky Snow Snow Covered Winter Perspectives On Nature Be. Ready.
The Aurora Australis or southern lights dances over the intersection of the Milky Way and the south celestial pole with the Great Lake of Tasmania's Central Plateau in the foreground. Tasmania, Australia Aurora Aurora Australis Australia Big Sky Great Lake South Celestial Pole Tasmania's Central Plateau Astronomy Beauty In Nature Galaxy Lake Lake View Landscape Milky Way Night No People Scenics Sky Southern Lights Space Star - Space Starry Tasmania Tasmanian Landscape Tranquil Scene
The city of La Paz climbs the surrounding hills, resulting in varying city elevations from 3,000 meters to 4,100 meters. Bolivia Alpine Andes Andes Mountain Range Andes Mountains Bolivia Cityscape Downtown High Rise La Paz La Paz, Bolivia Andes La Paz Buildings Buildings & Sky Cloud - Sky Clouds Clouds And Sky Crowded Day Downtown District Mountain Mountain Range Sky Snowy Peaks South America South American City
Australasian Gannets (Morus serrator) at Muriwai Beach, North Island, New Zealand. Australasian Gannets Gannet Colony Morus Serrator Muriwai Beach Nesting Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Bird Colony Day Flying Gannnets High Angle View Mid-air Motion Muriwai Nature Nesting Birds New Zealand No People Ocean Outdoors Spread Wings Water Perspectives On Nature
Toilet in the Desert of Siloli, Bolivia Baño  Bolivia Bolivian Altiplano Desert Of Siloli Empty Places Altiplano Arid Climate Blue Sky Cloud - Sky Comic Comical Desert Beauty Desert Landscape Empty Open Outdoors Rediculous Remote Sand Sand Dune Sandy Desert Sign Board Sign For Toilet Sky Wc
Dust Stom at Wamberal Beach. Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia Australia Beach Life NSW Australia Orange Sky Beach Direct Sun Dust Dust In The City Dust In The Wind Dust Storm Empty No People Ocean Orange Color Orange Coloured Sky Outdoors Sand Sand Dune Sandy Sandy Beach Sun Sunset Surreal Sydney Sydney Dust Storm Perspectives On Nature
Found this juvenile black bear (Ursus americanus) looking for berries across the road from our letterbox earlier this week. British Columbia, Canada. American Black Bear Bear In Forest Berries British Columbia, Canada Green Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Bear Black Bear Black Color Canada Close-up Day Ears Face Forest Mammal Nature No People One Animal Outdoors Plant Undergrowth Ursus Americanus
Winter is coming Can’t wait to hit the slopes soon. This is a shot from a few years ago snowboarding through deep powder in Asahi-dake, Hokkaido, Japan Love Life, Love Photography Asahi-dake Hokkaido Japan Powder Day Ski Japan Snowboarding Asahidake Backcountry Backcountry Snowboarding Cold Temperature Deep Powder Frosty One Person Powder Hound Ski Holiday Snow Snow Covered Snow Day Snowboard Snowboard Moments Snowboarding Trees Covered With Snow White Background White Color Winter
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow”. Lao Tzu wrote that down twenty six centuries ago. Its human nature to hold onto thoughts, memories, and possessions well beyond their usefulness. Autumn reminds us how beautiful it can be to let things go. Golden Ears Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. Autumn Colors Autumn Leaves British Columbia, Canada Fall Colors Golden Ears Provincial Park Lichen One Person Only Path Trees Autumn Deep Dark Woods Fall Forest Leaf Leaves Moss One Person Orange And Yellow Path In The Forest Path In The Woods Rainforest Shades Of Green  Tree Trunk Woods Perspectives On Nature Be. Ready.
The lifeblood of the NSW outback, beautiful reflections along the Darling River belies the truth of a stagnant dying river. The result of both long term upstream drought and controversial water use policies, the Darling stopped flowing earler this year south of Wilcannia and the once great Menindee Lakes dried up. Like sentinels from another age, the ancient Red River gums that line the banks are in many cases over 800 years old. Kinchega National Park, Outback New South Wales, Australia. Cloudy Darling River Kinchega National Park Menindee Lakes Murray Darling Basin NSW Australia Outback NSW Red River Gum Wilcannia Cloud - Sky Lifebloodofchampions Nature Nsw Outback Australia Outdoors Red River Gums Reflection River Sky Stagnant Stagnant Water Tranquil Scene Tree Very Still Water
Japanese Macaque or Snow Monkey. Jigokudani Yaenkoen, Japan Eye Contact Fuzzy Japan Jigokudani Yaenkoen Park Looking At Camera Portraits Snow Monkey Animal Hair Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Brown Close-up Face Honshu Japanese Macaque Looking At Camera Mammal Monkey Nature No People One Animal Outdoors Portrait Red Face
Looking down into Dante's inferno as viscous fragments of lava, some the the size of refrigerators, are are thrown up towards the crater rim. Mt Tanna. Vanuatu. Dark Sky Mt Tanna Tanna Island Volcanic Eruption Beauty In Nature Brimstone Close-up Dante's Inferno Erupting Eruption Fire Fire And Brimstone Glowing Heat - Temperature Illuminated Lava Lavander Molten Molten, Liquefied, Liquid, Fluid, Melted, Flowing Nature Night No People Red Vanuatu Volcano Perspectives On Nature
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching in blue water offshore from the coast of Port Stephens, NSW, Australia. The humpback is one of the larger rorqual species of baleen whale with adults rangeing in length from 12–16 metres (39–52 ft) and weighing approximately 36,000 kilograms (79,000 lb). Breaching Whale Humpback Whale Megaptera Novaeangliae Port Stephens, Australia Animal Fin Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Aquatic Mammal Blue Clear Sky Horizon Over Water Humpback Whale Mammal Nature No People Ocean One Animal Outdoors Sea Sea Life Sky Water Whale Whale Breaching
Looking across the National Mall towards the Washinton Monument and Congress building from the Lincoln memorial. Washington DC, United States of America. Capitol Capitol Building Classic Architecture Lincoln Memorial National Mall, Washington, DC Nightphotography Reflection USA Washington, D. C. Washinton Monument Architectural Column Architecture Building Exterior Built Structure Cityscape Congress Building History Illuminated Memorial National Mall Outdoors Sky Stone Tourism Travel Destinations
The United States Capitol on Capitol Hill. The United States Capitol is the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. Located on the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C it sits across what is known Capitol Hill. Construction started in 1793, with the first session of congress being held in 1800. It was subsequently burnt down by the British in the war of 1812, with rebuilding ongoing until 1826. The original more modest dome was replaced with the current iconic version in renovations which were completed in 1863. Washington DC, USA Capitol Building National Mall, Washington, DC Power The United States Capitol Trees Washington, D. C. Architecture Balck And White Building Exterior Built Structure Capitol Hill City Clear Sky Congress Day Dome Empty Federal Government Government No People Outdoors Political Republic Us Constitution White
Blue Butterfly on a Broad-nosed Caiman (Caiman Latirostris) - Cataratas Del Iguazu, Argentina Alligator Caiman Latirostris Swamp Swimming Animal Themes Animals In The Wild Argentina Butterfly Butterfly - Insect Butterfly On Caiman Caiman Cataratas Del Iguazu Close-up Croc Crocodile Gator Lake Looking No People Nose Outdoors Reptile South America Swimming Water
Driftwood lights up with the last light of the day on the volcanic black sand beach at Patea. North Island, New Zealand Ocean View Tasman Sea Wood Beach Beauty In Nature Black Sand Black Sand Beach Driftwood Horizon Over Water Landscape Last Light Nature New Zealand No People North Island New Zealand Ocean Outdoors Sand Sea Tranquil Scene Tranquility Volcanic Beach Volcanic Landscape Water Waves
The colours of autumn put up one last fight before the monochrome tones take over for the long northern winter. Ness Lake, Northern British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography Autumn Autumn Colors BC, Canada Changing Seasons Colors Of Autumn Dusting Of Snow Fall Colors Birch Canada Changing Of The Seasons Cold Forest Forest Photography Gray Background Lake Lake View Landscape Northern British Columbia Outdoors Pine Tree Snow Tree Waterfront Windswept Winters Coming
Spent the weekend exploring the North Cascades and hiked though the snow up to Artist point. This shot catches the last of the alpenglow on Mount Shuksan (2,783 m or 9,131 ft) about 40 minutes after sunset before we descended back down with our head torches. The name Shuksan is derived from the Lummi word šéqsən, which is thought to mean "high peak". Traditionally however the mountain was most likely called shéqsan ("high foot") or ch’ésqen ("golden eagle") in the Nooksack language. The highest point on the massif is a three sided peak known as the Summit Pyramid. North Cascades National Park, Washington State, USA Love Life, Love Photography Artist Point North Cascades National Park Alpine Clear Sky Craggy Ice Rock USA Washington State Alpenglow Clear Sky Cold Night Cold Temperature Landscape Last Light Mount Shuksan Mountain Mountain Range Nature No People Outdoors Rocks Snow Snowcapped Mountain Sunset
Fresh tracks snowboarding down Mt Niseko with Mount Yōtei in the background. Yōtei-zan, literally "sheep-hoof mountain", has not erupted since circa 1050 BC. Hokkaido, Japan. Clear Sky Hokkaido Hokkaido Powder Japan Mount Yōtei Mt Niseko Mt Yotei Niseko Snowboarding Adventure Blue Sky Cold Temperature Crisp Fresh Tracks Green Jacket Mountain One Person Outdoors Powder Snow Sheep-hoof Mountain Ski Snow Trees And Sky Volcano Winter Be. Ready.
Nature sleeps through winter unperturbed by the world around it. The silence, the stillness, and the monochromatic visual surrounds all combine to reduce sensory input and provide an overwhelming feeling of calm when travelling through a winter forest. The sense of quiet comes from the high porosity of loosely packed crystals of freshly fallen snow which trap sound waves. Asahi-dake, Hokkaido, Japan Asahi-dake Frost Hokkaido Japan Adventure Asahidake Beauty In Nature Blue Backpack Cold Temperature Deep Snow Hiking Nature One Person Outdoors Person In Nature Powder Snow Scenics Snow Snow Covered Landscape Snow Covered Trees Tree White Winter Winter Forest Winter Wonderland Perspectives On Nature Be. Ready.
Out little ridgetop cabin under the milky way. Laguna, NSW, Australia Australian Landscape Clear Night Sky Galaxy New South Wales  Astronomy Built Structure Bushland Cabin Forest Galaxy House Low Angle View Milky Way Milkyway Nature Night No People Outdoors Remote Ridgetop Sky Space Star - Space Tree
A stark reminder that people have been walking over this ancient country for the past 40,000 years. Ancient aboriginal rock carvings or petroglyphs can be found all across the NSW sandstone country. Yengo National park. NSW, Australia Aboriginal Ancient Australian Aboriginal Carvings In Stone Dreamtimes Hunter Valley Spirit Yengo National Park Aboriginal Art Aboriginal Rock Carvings Ancient Art Black And White Boomerang  Carvings Dreamtime Outdoors Person Petroglyph Petroglyphs Rock Art Sandstone Spiritual Sydney Area Sydney Basin
Mount Yengo, the remnant of an ancient volcano, rises in solitude high above the rugged sandstone gorge country that makes up the Yengo National Park. The 668-metre (2,192 ft) table top mountain is part of the Calore Range, in the lower Hunter Valley. According to indigenous mythology the ancestral hero Baiame took his last steps on the mountain before leaping back up into the spirit world. Baiame was the Creator God and Sky Father in the dreaming of several Aboriginal language groups (Kamilaroi, Eora, Darkinjung, and Wiradjuri) and is said to have created all of the mountains, lakes, rivers and caves in the area. Yengo National Park, New South Wales, Australia Australia Australian Landscape Australian Bush Australian Bushland Bushwalking Hunter Valley Mount Yengo Orange Sunset Wilderness Area Yango Bush Bushland Clouds And Sky Forest Forest Photography Landscape Mountain Mountain Range Nature No People Nsw Outdoors Tranquility Woodlands Yengoşlaa
Perhaps the most well known of all ancient roman structures, the Colosseum, known as the Amphitheatrum Flavium at the time in Latin, is the largest roman amphitheatre ever built. Completed in 80 AD it could house between 50,000 and 80,000 people and was used for gladiatorial battles and contests well into the 6th century. Rome, Italy. Amphitheatrum Flavium Colosseum Rome Roman Ruins Rome Amphitheatre Ancient Ancient Civilization Ancient Rome Architecture Black And White Building Exterior Built Structure Colosseum Day History Italy Low Angle View No People Old Ruin Outdoors Roman Architecture Sky The Past Travel Travel Destinations
The sun penetrates through thick clouds as the parched red soil dreams of rain. Taken in the arid lands at the foot of Mt Grenfell in central west New South Wales. Mount Grenfell is a spiritually important place for its Aboriginal owners, the Ngiyampaa Wangaaypuwan people. Outback New South Wales, Australia Dead Tree Desolate Hot Mt Grenfell NSW Australia Outback Outback NSW Arid Climate Arid Landscape Bare Tree Beauty In Nature Branch Landscape Nature No People Outback Australia Outback Landscape Outdoors Overcast Red Earth Red Landscape Sky Sun And Sky Tranquil Scene Tree Perspectives On Nature Perspectives On Nature
A lone dancer graces the entrance to Cathedral Cove, Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. Cathedral Cove is named after the cave located there, linking Mare's Leg Cove to Cathedral Cove. The Māori name Te Whanganui-A-Hei (the Great Bay of Hei) refers to Hei, a tohunga from the Te Arawa waka. NZ Silhouette Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve Ballet Beach Beauty In Nature Black And White Cathedral Cove Cave Clouds Coromandel Peninsula Dancer Nature New Zealand New Zealand Natural North Island New Zealand Ocean One Person Outdoor Ballet Real People Rock - Object Sea Sea And Sky Sea Cliffs Water Be. Ready.
Last light falls onto Piazza San Marco (St Mark's Square) and the Basilica di San Marco from the Canale Della Giudecca. Venice, Italy. Architecture Old World Old World Architecture Piazza San Marco St Mark's Square Venice, Italy Architectural Column Architecture Basilica Di San Marco Building Exterior Built Structure Canale Della Giudecca Clear Sky Day Dome Italy Last Light Old World Charm Outdoors Sunset Tourism Travel Destinations Venice Water
The Gate to the Badshahi Mosque. Constructed by the Mughals' between 1671 and 1673 it was the largest mosque in the world upon construction. Lahore, Pakistan Badshahi Mosque Lahore MughalStyle Mughals Pakistan Pakistani Traveller Architecture Blue Building Exterior Built Structure Burka  Clear Sky History Islam Islamic Architecture Mosque Architechture Mosque Architecture Mughal Arch Doorway Mughal Architecture Old Buildings Outdoors People Sky Travel Destinations Walking
A baby Eastern Gray Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) after a rainstorm in the Warrumbungle National Park, NSW, Australia Australia Baby Eastern Gray Kangaroo Macropus Giganteus NSW Australia Warrumbungle National Park Animal Themes Animals In The Wild Baby Kangaroo Depth Of Field Field Grass Kangaroo Mammal Marsupial Nature No People One Animal Outdoors Single Animal Wet Wet Grass Wet Kangaroo Wild Wildlife
Nothing but blue sky’s and sunshine on snowbird pass looking at Mt Robson 3,954 m (12,972 ft) across the massive river of ice that is the Robson glacier. Mt Robson is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography Alpine British Columbia, Canada Mt Robson Mt Robson Provincial Park Robson Glacier Snowbird Pass Alpine Hiking Cloud - Sky Cold Temperature Day Mountain Mountain Range Nature No People Outdoors Rockies Rocky Mountains Scenics Sky Snow Sunbeam Sunlight Sunstar Tranquil Scene Tranquility
Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator) at Muriwai Beach, North Island, New Zealand. Australasian Gannets Morus Serrator NZ Sea Bird In Flight Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Beauty In Nature Bird Birds Day Flying Gannet Nature No People North Island New Zealand Ocean One Animal Outdoors Sea Sea Bird Spread Wings Water Whitecaps Wingspan Yellow Head Perspectives On Nature