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From the observation deck of the Louisiana State Capitol one can see the industry that made the capitol building possible
Flea Market
Volcano
Lava flows into the ocean producing steamy mist
No Swimming
Tower
Princess'es dream
Tenderness
Gredos
A wonderful sunrise from my balcony
From a series, Female Identity inTanzania
A Staring Sheep
race day
Bison at Grand Teton
Bachkovo Monastery
Two women lit by a fire
Graybeard
Refraction
sunny-misty-breath
Dandelion
A man with tattoos
Cosmic waves
Ascend
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A Staring Sheep

It was a class assignment, all students had to visit the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve running along UC Davis campus. We had to write an argumentative paper addressing whether UC Davis was doing a good job of wildlife conservation on campus based off of Putah Creek. In order to make an argument, however, we were tasked to observe various things throughout the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve and the UC Davis Arboretum. When my friend and I started the walk along the reserve everything was splendid, but there was a certain point in the field trip when the all the vegetation from the reserve transformed into barren and broken soil. We had come across a livestock farm, that unfortunately, had transformed an entire ecosystem. The livestock, mostly sheep like the one above, were seen in this example of humans’ introduction of livestock into a natural area.

TAGS: California, Sheep

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Anaheim, California, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Zulema Morales.
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Image Source: mobile
Date Taken: 10.2018
Total Views: 16
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2018, 4:35 p.m.
Camera Make: Apple
Camera Model: iPhone 8 Plus
Focal Length: 4.0mm
Shutter Speed: 1/539
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: ISO20
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PHOTO LOCATION Davis , California, United States of America