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Surreal Wax Palm Trees Against Dramatic Sky, Cocora Valley, Colombia (Photo of the Day)

Wax palm trees, Cocora Valley, Colombia

The palma de cera, wax palm tree (ceroxylon quindiuense), is Colombia’s national tree and a beautiful sight to see! They’re found in the high-altitude Cocora Valley, located near the town of Salento, in the department of Quindio. This is one of the only places in the world to see them in their natural habitat. I…

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Cherry Blossoms in Black and White, Newark, NJ (Photo of the Day)

Cherry Blossoms, Newark, NJ

Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ, is known for its gorgeous cherry blossoms.  Some say the park has more cherry trees than Washington, DC. Others say it comes very close. First Trip to This Park Whatever the case, I’m so glad I visited this gorgeous park recently. What’s crazy is that although I live nearby,…

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Trippy Travel Photo #13: The Human Tree, Tikal, Guatemala

Trippy Travel Photo #13

Ready to play Trippy Travel Photo Game #13 and possibly win a mention/link back to your site? It’s easy! Just… 1. Look at the Photo/Study the Details

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Nature in Chains: 10 Photographic Paradoxes


Inanimate Objects–Obstruction or Part of the Scene? When photographing nature, we often see chains, fences and ropes within the landscape and wish they weren’t there. It’s easy to feel there’s ‘something wrong with that picture,’ so to speak. There’s a contradiction, right? A paradox, in fact. Nature, after all, is beauty and freedom. When I…

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