The Kea New Zealand. by Bernard Spragg. NZ Via Flickr: The kea is the only alpine parrot on Earth, and is generally found 600 to 2000m in the South Island from Nelson to Fiordland. Until 1971 a bounty was put on kea beaks and an estimated 150,000 kea were killed. Their numbers have steadily been declining and now there are only a few thousand left. Research of Canterbury University found that kea select more fruiting species, consumed more fruit and dispersed more seeds than all other alpine birds combined. It is believed that kea once inhabited the Chatham Islands and the North Island.
Monet Landscape by Tony Via Flickr: Étretat is best known for its chalk cliffs, including three natural arches and a pointed formation called L'Aiguille or the Needle, which rises 70 metres (230 ft) above the sea. The Etretat Chalk Complex, as it is known, consists of a complex stratigraphy of Turonian and Coniacian chalks. Some of the cliffs are as high as 90 metres (300 ft).
These cliffs and the associated resort beach attracted artists including Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet.
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Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom by J.L. Ramsaur Photography Via Flickr: One of the best, and more thrilling rides at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom is this roller coaster called Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain. An out-of-control train speeding through the Himalayan Mountains while trying to avoid the Abominable Snowman.
I am not a big roller coaster fan…but did actually enjoy this one since I promised everyone in my family that I would ride everything while we were on vacation (except the Tower of Terror!). Definitely one of the must ride attractions while at Animal Kingdom…
Camera - Nikon D5200
Lens – Nikkor 18-300mm Zoom
ISO – 500
Aperture – f/4.2
Exposure – 1/2000 second
Focal Length – 32mm
The original RAW file was processed with Adobe Camera Raw and final adjustments were made with Photoshop CS6.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~Jeremiah 29:11
El Niño Comes to Disneyland by Caleb Ruckel Via Flickr: One of the best Christmas presents came after the new year. The long talked about El Niño finally dumped rain onto Disneyland, which made for some of the most beautiful photographic opportunities that I’ve seen in a long while.
Thanks for looking and I would appreciate any feedback y'all might have on this one!