Weekly Photo Challenge – Gone, But Not Forgotten

Altun Ha, Belize

Altun Ha, Belize

The ancient Mayan civilization spanned hundreds of miles throughout the Yucatan, Central America and into the mainland of Mexico. Here is a shot of the ruins of Altun Ha in Belize. We visited this site on our last day in the country after 10 glorious days of diving.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Angular

Web Burrfish

Web Burrfish

I love the many expressions of nature – it constantly amazes and delights me. And often, when I think of the shapes and colors in nature, I think round, organic, soft, flowing. What a fun and surprising experience to see angular shapes on a fish!

While diving in Belize in September of this year, as I was finishing the last dive of the day at a depth of about 30 feet, I looked down and saw a curious creature staring up at me with big round yellow eyes! This Web Burrfish stayed in the same spot and let me dance with it, taking several photos of it’s many spots, and angular hexagons and pentagons.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Achievement

Shafer Trail, Moab, Utah

Shafer Trail, Moab, Utah

One of my favorite off-road four-wheel-drive trails, Shafer Trail in Canyonlands National Park is relatively easy to negotiate in a Wrangler. We have travelled the 18.2 miles several times in our Jeep, but a few years ago we traded it for a Subaru Tribeca. So on a recent trip to Moab, we decided to give it a go in the Tribeca. Both of us had forgotten how challenging Shafer Trail can be. There are many stair-step like rock formations on the road which required me to get out and spot Peter as he drove the car over them, but we did make it all the way without tearing up the car. We both felt that this was quite an achievement and also decided that we would rent a Jeep the next time we wanted to go!

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Minimalist

Minimalist Shark

Minimalist Shark

Here’s one of my favorite shark photos ever and to me, it feels very minimalist. Taken on our recent dive trip to Belize, this gray reef shark circled our group of divers – it seemed curious about our presence and stuck around for some time. And no, this shot was not taken with a telephoto lens!

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