After an extended stay in California I finally made it back to Arizona for a weekend and visited one of my favorite photography haunts, Desert Botanical Garden. I mainly went to shoot humming birds and a butterfly or two if I could find one this time of winter, but this Curve-bill Thrasher wouldn’t leave me alone. He just had to know exactly what I was doing, so I took a few frames as he posed.
This Owl Butterfly was shot at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in their fantastic butterfly display featuring hundreds of butterflies with desert plants. If you have the opportunity, during the winter and spring season to visit admission to the butterfly enclosure is only $3.00 after you have entered the park.
Yesterday afternoon and evening was a fantastic day at the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge. If you are ever traveling through the Palm Springs area and have an afternoon free this is one place to defiantly put on the list for a visit. Here is an image from sunset.
Here are a couple of the bird images shot through the afternoon and during the sunset.
This image comes from a slum in India. It is a common alleyway leading to a row of huts where families live and work. Many live their entire lives here, never obtaining an education or chance to better themselves.
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This Juniper tree stands at the edge of the Grand Canyon greeting visitors as they look over this wonder of the world. The clouds above gather creating this exquisite display of the vast canyon below.