and what i miss the most about hiking in the desert is how painstaking it is - the sun scorching you, the unforgiving landscape winding endlessly up and around, each footstep bringing you farther and farther into the void. and how when you finally reach your destination, exhausted and maybe a little dehydrated... arches tower and touch the sky and canyons melt into horizons and you forget all about your sore legs and sunburnt shoulders. it's an unforgiving landscape, but damn, it is magic.
Aurora Borealis - Congratulations to everyone who captured a beautiful image of the Super Wolf Blood Moon. They were truly impressive. Unfortunately I was not destined to be among you. When I checked the moon it was obscured by haze and did not have a red hue. In the absence of a cool moon shot, here is another atmospheric spectacle.
The aurora is caused by plasma particles released by by sunspots hurtling into our atmosphere and colliding with oxygen and nitrogen particles. The oxygen particles create the green colours of the aurora and the nitrogen create the red/ violet tones.
This image was taken in northern Canada on the shores of Hudson Bay. The intensity of the light show was made even more impressive by the brightness of the stars. At lower altitudes the stars are fewer and do not exhibit the intensity of this night. This display lasted for several hours. A memorable evening for me and my camera. . #canadianarctic#oh_canada_#enjoycanada#sharecangeo#canoncanada#imagesofcanada#rawcanada#earthcapture#explorecanada#arctic#nunavut#arctickingdom#ig_great_shots_canada#auroraborealis
Behold, one of the Empid flycatchers! These birds can be challenging to identify because there are subtle differences between some species. It took some discussion between several birders, myself included, to reach a consensus on the species. And even then WE WERE WRONG! We were corrected later on when we ran into another experienced birder 😤
It's a God damn gray flycatcher
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“Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.”
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En nuestro viaje a Michoacán tuvimos a las modelos más preciosas♥️ Si te gustaron comenta emojis naranjas 🧡
Te quiero pasar 10 datos curiosos acerca de ellas:
Pesan cerca de medio gramo.
Con las alas abiertas miden 11 centímetros.
Se encuentran en Estados Unidos y Canadá y viajan de 2,000 a 4,000 kilómetros en septiembre y octubre a México, para pasar el invierno. Se alimentan de algodoncillo hasta que forman 3,000 veces su tamaño. Esta planta es la fuente principal de alimento para las orugas.
Aletean de 300 a 720 veces por minuto.
Las hembras tienen alas más oscuras y sus rayas negras son más gruesas que las de los machos.
Los machos son un poco más grandes y tienen un punto de color negro en cada ala trasera que libera sus feromonas.
Se estima que ponen de 300 a 400 huevos en su hábitat natural.
México alberga uno de los santuarios de mariposa Monarca más importantes, considerándolo como segunda casa.
En 1980 el gobierno mexicano decretó la protección de las colonias de la mariposa Monarca.
With a frustrating band of cloud shrouding the horizon, I was denied the golden light I'd been hoping for on this evening. This forced me to look for new images and opportunities that did not necessarily rely on the light, and thankfully this stunning Puffin provided just that. I had to wait patiently for some time before he opened his eye wide enough, giving me a few seconds to capture the shot before he went back to resting.⠀
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A very ginger-coloured male lion sinks his teeth into his buffalo kill & in a powerful movement flips the 600 pound carcass onto its other side.
I’ve heard so much about this male lion of the central Luangwa region & such a privilege seeing him in person. He’s so uniquely coloured & even his eyes & inner mouth has a reddish ginger tinge. He even lacks black pigment on the tip of his tail.
We’ve enjoyed some quality time with him & his pride over the last day & a bit, can’t wait see what the rest of this “Emerald Season” safari experience holds in store.