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A thunderhead cloud gathered in the late afternoon heat of the Arizona desert and then whithered and toppled over as it spent it energy.
A storm gathers over Western Michigan and glows orange in the setting sun.
The seed pod of a Sadleria Fern which is growing in Volcanos National Mounument in Hawaii.
Precious rain and fog hang over the southern flank of the Superstition Mountains outside of Phoenix, AZ.
Sunrise across Lake Mojave.  Taken from the Arizona side of the lake with the sun reflecting off the El Dorado mountains which are on the Nevada side of the lake.
black and white , picture taken at revere beach in revere massachusetts.
Live at the show.  I was at the concert and snapped this picture of the amber light.
This veteran and the others here at Fort Lawton near Seattle keep eternal watch for us who remain.
Our green little friend.
The Innocent Look in Black and White
hiking through woods around old saw mill
bee and butterfly
The Praying Manits is a master of camouflage as shown on this tomato plant.  Most species will adapt their coloration to blend in with their surroundings.  This assists them in avoiding predators as w
butter fly garden
Giant Pumpkin, why they really grow so big.
Xtreme 4 Wheelin'
Tree Swingin' 
(Upstate NY)
While driving across norther New Mexico near Eagles Nest the balloons were launching.  The freedom and grandeur of the launch is very American to me.
This is the Cadillac Diner aboard the Norwiegan Cruise Liner 'Spirit of America'.  Honalulu is in the back ground and diner is not far away.
My wife was buying honey from a vendor in Pikes Place Market in Seattle and the seller had stacked her jars of honey in the window and the sun was shining brightly through them.
Folk art on the side of a barn along US 60 in northwest New Mexico.
Wild mushroom
The Elvis Chapel now part of Superstition Mountain Museum.  The chapel used to be part of Apacheland Movie Studios and many films were made here including 'Charros' starring Elvis.
8th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
bee and butterfly

bee and butterfly

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2010
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 10, 2010, 10:09 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f16
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PHOTO LOCATION Chesapeake City, Maryland, United States of America