Montag, 20. Juni 2011

Cape Alava Trail / Ozette Indian Reservation

Cape Alava is one of those places that stays in your mind’s eye for years after, the richness of plant life on this walk is enchanting. Located on the western edge of the Olympic Peninsula, north of Lake Ozette.

Mittwoch, 8. Juni 2011

Monument Valley / Arizona

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the northern border of Arizona with southern Utah near the Four Corners area. The rock on the first image is the beautiful "Agathla Peak" wich can be seen on the way to the valley from the south. According to the Navajo, Agathla (meaning “much wool,” so named according to a legend involving a snake living in the vent who would toss antelope fur out “the door” after eating his fill) is the center of the world. The peak is thought to transmit prayers to the Holy People and to create more distance between the earth and sky.

Canon 5d Mark 2 / Canon 16-35mm 2.8 / Canon 24-105mm 4.0

Samstag, 4. Juni 2011

Mono Lake / California

Mono Lake is a large, shallow saline lake in Mono County, California, formed at least 760,000 years ago as a terminal lake in a basin that has no outlet to the ocean. Because it lacks an outlet, dissolved salts make the lake very alkaline and saline. Millions of Alkali flies live along the shores of the lake and walk underwater encased in small air bubbles for grazing and to lay eggs.

Canon 5d Mark 2 / Canon 16-35mm 2.8 Canon 24-105 4.0