This week’s Foto Friday Fun features nine images chosen by readers from my photo files including several shots from Tsitsikamma, South Africa, and my first Ranger job at Mt St Helens.
Donna chose #597. The first time I hiked a slot canyon in 2009. This panorama shot taken just before entering Buckskin Gulch of the mineral streaked Navajo sandstone.
Pam and John chose #6016. The Salton Sea is sometimes a strange place to visit. Really, sometimes it literally stinks. But it’s also a great place to go birding and usually offers up some outstanding sunsets like this one seen during my most recent 2015 camp at Corvina Beach.
Mary Lou chose #2206. Perhaps not the best angle of this metal Mastodon sculpted by Ricardo Breceda and seen at Galleta Meadows in Borrego Springs, California during the winter of 2014.
Sherry and David chose #4605 “for the zip code we are now in.” Instead of a zip code this sign was seen along a zip-line through the tree tops on the Tsitsikamma Canopy tour in South Africa in 2013. So much fun to see the forest from a different perspective.
Jodee and Bill chose #2350. Dorthea and Ceth were showing little Bongi that the water was fun and fine on the beach at Tsitsikamma National Park in Nature’s Valley near the Wild Spirit Backpackers Lodge where I stayed in March 2013, South Africa.
Jeff chose #1929, “the height (656) + length (1273) of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.” Although there’s no bridge visible in this sunrise shot at Tsitsikamma National Park there are a couple suspension bridges over Storms River Mouth nearby. Also from the 2013 South Africa visit.
Yogi gets #76 for the number of words in his comment which takes us back to the early 1990s where I started my Ranger career at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Here I’m leading a walk to Meta Lake, a place of survival during the 1980 eruption.
Patti and Abi chose #330. Still a little snow left on the upper canyon walls from this May 18, 2008 shot from Point Imperial overlook on the North Rim Grand Canyon, my first season.
My choice an attempt to shoot the milky way on June 20th from Cape Royal on the North Rim. Red glow lower right is the Boundary Fire on Kendrick Mountain south of Grand Canyon. Definitely need more practice.
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