This week’s Foto Friday Fun features images chosen by 12 readers from my photo files which include, of course, photographs and memories from many national parks and monuments.
Mary Lou chose #3187. My favorite animal seen at Addo Elephant National Park South Africa, this visit in 2013. Oh how I could sit by the water watching them for days, weeks, months.
George chose #1949. Besides long hours gazing at the waves splashing at Tsitsikamma National Park I also enjoy watching the birds, like these Cormorants preening on the rocky shoreline. This also from my 2013 visit to South Africa.
Diane chose #9992. It’s not uncommon to get snow and inversion at the North Rim Grand Canyon National Park when I first arrive for work the end of April, like this scene from my RV in 2015. Just remember, the North Rim doesn’t open until May 15th.
Bibi chose #1400, “the altitude in meters in Kathmandu, where I’ll be next month.” I am jealous and wish I was going too. Instead I’ll settle with this memory from a fall visit in 2012 to Starved Rock State Park. A place I grew up playing so just had to return when I attended my 40th class reunion in Illinois.
Sherry chose #939. Fences, put in for livestock grazing on public lands, can be difficult to sink in hard slick rock. I think it ingenious to hang a rock weight in place of a post. Fences like this are pretty common along the Wire Pass trail in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument where I photographed this in 2011.
Shane chose #6326. I must have 1000s of photos of the crashing waves at Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa. Didn’t I mention before spending lots of time just watching the Indian Ocean here? This was taken on a return visit in 2014.
Anne chose #2634. A typical July monsoon sky seen over the Grand Lodge at the North Rim Grand Canyon National Park.
Donna chose #1959. With enough rain the greens sure do contrast nicely with the sandstone at Golden Gate Highlands National Park. This marvelous view was seen from Echo Ravine trail during my 2013 visit to South Africa.
Pam and John chose #876. OK, this is almost too much coincidence. While hiking last Friday with them we talked about the Wire Pass trail to Buckskin Gulch, where this shot was taken in October 2011. I believe someone asked about mud and water.
Sallie chose #7021. That tiny little spot in the middle is a lady bug seen along the Upper Buckskin Guck trail in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness last summer. Guess I should have zoomed in more.
Jodee chose #6986. I’m sure she’s been seeing quite a few lizards during their SW treks but I’m sure not one like this. Just stopped along the road north of George, South Africa for the view when Joan saw several of these Blue-spotted Girdled Lizards sunning on the rocks.
Yogi had random dot org choose #1944. I know he misses the desert Southwest, but this time will have to settle with the lush greens along the Virgin River Walk at Zion National Park seen when Bibi visited in June 2014.
My choice this week taken in early March at Bryce Canyon National Park where I was being filmed for a future documentary.
Please join in for next week by leaving a number between 0001 and 9999 in your comment below. A big thanks to everyone for playing along with Foto Friday Fun and allowing me to share these photographs and memories.
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