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Quick Glance by PelicanPete

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“So that’s what I look like!” ~ #65 in Explore 8/1/13
Black-bellied Whistling Duck ~ Florida Wetlands
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Member of the Natu re’s Spirit
Good Stewards of Nature


Sabbaday Falls II by Clint Mulder

Posted July 12, 2015 by dranilj1 in Landscape

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Gulfoss Power by Andrew

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A wonderful waterfall in Iceland. A wonderful autumn day. A yellow filter.

Posted June 1, 2015 by dranilj1 in Landscape

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Davis Creek Falls by Phil Varney

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Davis Creek Falls is a nice cascade found in the north Georgia mountains (outside of Helen, and near Raven Cliff Falls) while hiking to the larger (and very different) Duke’s Creek Falls. If my information is correct, both falls are actually on Davis Creek, but Duke’s Creek Falls is found essentially where the two creeks converge, thus leading to the different name. Sometimes you see the falls shown here referred to as ‘Duke’s Creek Falls #1’, as it’s encountered first on the trail. Once you descend the steep stairs coming down from the parking area, pay attention to the steep gorge on the right – this is where this falls is found. A nice little muddy scramble is required to get down to the creek level. I bet in high water conditions this is a pretty powerful waterfall – not so much in the low water of late summer!

Skinny Dip Falls Surprise by Phil Varney

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As a heads up, the ‘surprise’ at Skinny Dip Falls isn’t nearly as exciting as you might think, given the name. I really had no idea that I was hiking to Skinny Dip Falls until I made it there. I had seen pictures of the falls before, but had no idea where it was. I was making my way along the Blue Ridge Parkway to Black Balsam Knob, and had several long hours to spend before sunset. There were loads of cars parked along the road at a trailhead before Graveyard Fields, so I figured I might as well check out the trail. I typically use the NatGeo topo maps, which do not indicate Skinny Dip Falls (or any falls at this location, for that matter). So, I was surprised when the trail came to a nice platform and bridge, with Skinny Dip Falls lurking there in the woods! For better or worse, there wasn’t any skinny dipping going on at this particular time. I really didn’t take too many shots here. I forgot my water shoes in the car, and as I made it here the skies turned an ominous gray. So in there interest of not getting soaked, I hiked back to the car to finish the drive the Black Balsam Knob.

Moonset Reflections by Phil Varney

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One more shot from rural Alabama, of the moon setting over a fog-covered lake near Tuscaloosa. The warm day and cold night created a nice layer of fog over the water, which picked up the warm moonset colors quite nicely! My original plan was to just take a few night pictures of the tree reflections, but I realized the moonset wasn’t too late (maybe 11 PM or so) and ended up staying out much longer than anticipated. Thankfully the warm colors hid the small amount of lens flare present from the moon.

Big Creek by Phil Varney

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Hiking along the Big Creek Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina. Big Creek is, as the name suggests, a fairly size-able creek in the north eastern portion of the park, near I-40. There are quite a few good backcountry sites along the trail, and from the trail you can create many good loops involving the AT, Mt. Sterling, etc. The only downside is the further drive from Atlanta. Also, the road into the Big Creek area seems to close with some regularity, as of late. The fall colors along Big Creek several years ago were amazing, as evidenced here.

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