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Photos and commentary from my travels around the globe

2018 Summer Adventure — Antelope Canyon — Page AZ

This was my second trip to Upper Antelope Canyon where our hike started at 10:30 am as opposed to the last time when it was at noon. The slot canyons were as beautiful as I remembered. I found this a better time for photography because of a softer light vs. direct overhead light at noon. Note that the featured image is that of a heart — didn’t see that last time. Check out my website for the differences between each shoot (new photos should be posted later in the week).

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The Heart

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2018 Summer Adventure — Grand Canyon North Rim Day 2

June 1st hiking the Cape Final Trail and touring Cape Royal Road then heading to Page Az  for more adventures in Indian Country.

Cape Royal Trail

Cape Final Trail

 

Vermillion Clifts

2018 Summer Adventure — Grand Canyon North Rim

On the 31st we drove through the East Side tunnel to leave Zion (interesting –  a little less than a mile long but it has 5 cutouts in the tunnel walls where you can get views of the canyon) and stopped at the Canyon Overlook Trail for a hike over the canyon wall for a view back at Lower Zion Canyon and Pine Creek Canyon. Then off to the north rim stopping along the way at Checkerboard Mess to view the wind and water erosion along a bee hive mountain. Arrived at the north rim at noon and hiked the Bridal Path Trail and the trail to Bright Angel Point. We had dinner plans at the Grand Canyon lodge but we had time to see several viewpoints — Point Imperial, Vista Encantada and Roosevelt Point. Dinner was excellent in a dinning room with great canyon views.

Canyon Overlook / Checkerboard Mesa

Bright Angel Point

 

Point Imperial, Vista Encantada

 

 

2018 Summer Adventure — Zion National Park

Arrived in Las Vegas after a flight from Raliegh on May 29th – our trip was with our grand-daughter Haley as an 8th grade graduation present – then drove to Zion for a late afternoon shuttle trip for an overview of the park. On the 30th we took several hikes including the Watchman trail, Grotto Trail, Emerald Pools trail, The Narrows, Court of the Patriarchs and on the 31st the Canyon Overlook trial as we moved on to the Grand Canyon.

 

 

 

Costa Rica 2018 (part7-the end)

A look back at Carara National Park and views of our departure dinner at the Park Cafe – a Michelin stared restaurant in an antique shop in San Jose.

Costa Rica 2018 (part 6)

Views from Guanacaste and the Pacific Coast.

 

for additional photos please visit — www.peterskucmaphotography.com/International-Travel/Costa-Rica/Guanacaste/  and  www.peterskucmaphotography.com/International-Travel/Costa-Rica/Central-Pacific/

Costa Rica 2018 (part 5)

Views from Manual Antonio NP with its beautiful beaches and tropical rain-forest.

 

for additional photos please visit — www.peterskucmaphotography.com/International-Travel/Costa-Rica/Manuel-Antonio/

Costa Rica 2018 (part 4)

On May 3rd we spent our day in Monteverde – in the morning taking a hanging bridge tour through a Cloud Forest – viewing humming bird, three levels of the cloud forest, many species of birds and fauna and flowers.

 

For additional photos please visit – www.peterskucmaphotography.com/International-Travel/Costa-Rica/Monteverde/

 

Costa Rica 2018 (part 3)

Early on May 1st we bused to the Rio Frio for a full day boat tour of the wetlands and pastures of Cano Negro Wildlife refuge – sailing right to the Nicaraguan border.  Cano Negro is noted as a haven for animals and birds as well as fauna and flowers.  We found Howler, Spider and white-faced monkeys  – reptiles including alligators, Jesus Christ lizards, turtles and sloths. At the end of the day we went to Eco Termales Hot Springs for a relaxing swim and dinner. On May 2nd we hiked the Las Colades trail in Arenal NP to view more fauna and flowers as well a views of the volcano.

 

 

 

For additional Photos please visit:

https://www.peterskucmaphotography.com/International-Travel/Costa-Rica/Cano-Negro-Refuge/

or

https://www.peterskucmaphotography.com/International-Travel/Costa-Rica/Arenal/

 

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