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Wine tasting Dad in Edinburgh
Scottish Highlands sheep
Ruby Beach Black and White
Multnomah Falls
360 Degrees of Milky Way in Star Filled Sky
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Milky Way over Lake Lincoln in Star Filled Sky
Waterfall, Meramec Springs State Park, St. James Missouri
Stureon Moon over Washington Monuments
Choi Hung Estate 2
Rainier Sunset
Conquering one mountain at a time
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Birds on Jordan Lake
Fireworks show on film festival in Nis, Serbia
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth feeding
Sunset on a summer night.
Girl and Owl
Self portrait photograph taken while looking outside backyard door.
Salton by the Sea
One Nation
Shadows on the wall.
Perspective.
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Conquering one mountain at a time

The Kern River Oil Field is the 5th largest in the US and the densest in California. Wastewater was once allowed to drain directly into the streams dissecting the region, and thence into the Kern River. This practice ended in the 1970s when more stringent environmental regulations were enacted. The oil field covers an area of 10K acres in the hills near Bakersfield, hills which are now almost completely barren except for oil rigs, drilling pads and equipment. The principal operator is Chevron.

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San Francisco, California, United States of America
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© Jassen Todorov.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2018
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 28, 2018, 4:53 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 70mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: ISO100
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