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Death Valley National Park, California
Lydia and the Dragon Fly
Masada Sunrise
Monument to John G Clark in the Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire at Sunset
The Man resists
Martian Landcape?
When Sun goes down
Confusing lion
At a Gavin DeGraw Concert in Tysons Corner Center 2015
Flying into the sunset
How pristine reef should look like
A beautiful day in Hanoi
Sandstorm hits Dubai beachfront driving all the vendors away, for once it's peaceful.
Pink Ocean Traveler
Sandstorm on the beach, Dubai.
A face from heaven shining down and looking over Hanoi.
Brewing & Browsing
Golden Gate
The Santa Monica Pier
Embarcadero Park in San Diego, CA
Glacier lake - Iceland
Under The Cloud
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
How a Pristine Reef Should Look

Edited photographer note: In Papua New Guinea, traditional forms of marine­ resource management include setting up ‘taboo’ areas at certain times, when access to fishing or the collection of shellfish is prohibited. Many reefs are also so remote that they are seldom visited by fishermen and you will find schooling fish in abundance. When you as a traveler and explorer are lucky enough to find pristine places like these, it is important to keep in mind that any of your actions will have a definitive and irreversible impact on your surroundings and yourself. It’s not a question of if you are leaving a “footprint” behind, but how deep. Even just taking a picture and publicizing the location could lead to negative or positive consequences for the environment or the native people’s way of life. Sustainable travel has mostly to do with respect, consideration and foresight.

TAGS: Papua New Guinea, School

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2014
Total Views: 2609
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: June 23, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D300
Focal Length: 10mm
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Tufi, Papua New Guinea