miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

Fotografías de Meleah Reardon

Meleah Reardon. My true love is photography and travelling, especially with my husband. Photography has taken hold of me, and I'm not sure when it happened. I'm choosing not to fight it. 

I try to post interesting photos with interesting back stories and details, at least a couple times a week. Thanks for stopping by.... I hope you stay.

I'm originally from the beautiful Northwest/Seattle area, but I'm currently living in the UK while my Hubster flies KC-135s with the Air Force and I traverse the countryside taking photos. 

Photography is my means of expression. It's my way of capturing the beauty of God's world and preserving it for others to enjoy. It's deeply satisfying.

All images Creative Commons Non-commercial
















martes, 29 de noviembre de 2011

Waves by Mark Middleton


"Tranquility" by Mark Middleton at Big Makena Beach, Maui Hawaii.



"Big Beach Barrel" Big Makena Beach Maui Hawaii



This wave is about 7 feet from the bottom to the top of the wave, the lip is about 2.5 feet and barrel 4-5 feet. When these come through the water is surprisingly fast and the power is insane. When it gets any bigger than this, I run for cover, put my tail between my legs and go to a smaller wave beach.



"Big Beach Blower" The wave and backwash explosion in this wave is over 10 feet high ... took me for a ride :)



Lifeguard Shack at Big Beach Maui Hawaii nestled in front of Kiawe/Mesquite trees - these lifeguards are the busiest on the island due to the huge, fast breaking shore break during large swells.



Underwater Universe



"Sunrise over Haleakala" with a gorgeous turquoise slab of nature.



Gorgeous, Clear, Gloopy wave. The colors in the morning are just gorgeous as the sun crests over Haleakala(the main Maui Mountain - aka "House of the Sun") and penetrates the early morning, clear Hawaiian waters.



"Clear morning Curl" Just before sunrise when the wind has yet to awake, the most clear, juicy, delicious waves in the world can be found coming to shore.



"My Office" on a big surf day. I'm pretty sure I left this day for a smaller breaking beach farther north(only have done that twice in four years). I was about this from the break and got knocked to the ground and pushed up the shore as it was ... and the waves were hitting every 7.2 seconds which is extremely dangerous if you are being held down or injured from one as the next few hit.


Fuente: Mark Middleton

lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2011

Fotografías de Lance Rudge


Lance Rudge was born and raised in the Northwest and my passion for photography began with my interest in capturing waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge about 10 years ago. I have always enjoyed hiking in the outdoors and find solace in the beauty of nature. My original inspiration came from Galen Rowell and Ansel Adams. My curiosity was excelled with the digital era and my purchase of a Nikon Coolpix 990 and even further when DSLR’s became more affordable with the introduction of the Canon 10D.














viernes, 25 de noviembre de 2011

Misión: salvar al tigre

Llanto por el tigre

Disponemos de los medios para salvar al felino más poderoso de la Tierra. Pero, ¿tenemos la voluntad de hacerlo?

Por Caroline Alexander
Fotografías de Steve Winter

Parque Nacional Ranthambore, India.


Al alba, el bosque queda atrapado por la niebla. Sólo se distingue un corto tramo del camino de tierra roja. De pronto, del dorado fulgor del polvo y la luz neblinosa emerge una tigresa. Primero se detiene para frotarse el lado derecho de los bigotes contra un árbol junto al camino. Luego cruza la senda y se frota el lado izquierdo. Después se gira y nos contempla con una mirada de indiferencia absoluta.
Entonces, como cediendo a un impulso, alza las patas delanteras y se pone a arañar la corteza del árbol, mostrándonos su perfil, sus maravillosos flancos de una potencia evidente.
El tigre, Panthera tigris, el mayor de los grandes felinos, ha sido descrito con deferencia incluso por la terminología biológica con expresiones como «depredador alfa», «megafauna carismática», «especie bandera». Es uno de los carnívoros más temibles del planeta, y aun así, con su pelaje ámbar cruzado por llamaradas negras, es una de las criaturas más bellas que existen.



































Los furtivos se valen de un cachorro de perro para atraer tigres a una trampa





















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