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Spiritual Ways

The Otowa waterfall at the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. People use ladles to drink from 3 separate streams that offer a different benefit i.e. longevity, success at school and a fortunate l

A school outing to visit a temple in Japan. Despite the many changes to the modern world these young ladies continue to wear traditional dress. A splash of colour on a dull rainy day!
Hot on the trail

A walking group in the blistering heat of Kings Canyon in Australia. For me an example of resilience and man against the elements. After a long hot walk I tried to capture just how
Castle of Dreams

With an impressive environment and landscape the historical, cultural and artistic value of Matsumoto Castle cannot be overlooked. It is the oldest five-story donjon tower in Japan

The garden of the Sanjusangen-do temple in Japan. It combines the six attributes of spaciousness, seclusion, artifice, antiquity, watercourses and panoramas for a perfect landscape gar
Magical Taj

The Taj Mahal is majestic and strong at any time of the year. Truly a monument for all seasons. The structure is clad in white marble that miraculously changes colour during the day. Ex
Only Falls Rush In

A dramatic series of waterfalls the majestic Iguazu Falls straddle Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Here the extravagance of natures creations competes with mans wildest dreams. 2
Copacabana Beach

Locals and tourists are able to relax, sunbathe and enjoy the powdery white sand of this famous beach. I like the vibrant colours of the parasols that shout Brazil. Sugarloaf mount
The Apostles

Originally 12 limestone sculptures formed by natural erosion. Now only 8 can be seen from the Great Ocean Road with erosion continuing at a rate of 2 cm per year. I love the dramatic b
Royal Ascot

The Gold Cup is one of the main spectacles of the Royal Ascot races. It is the longest flat race on day 3 with an extreme distance of 2 mile 4 furlongs for 4 year olds and older. It is
Time to Wait

Late evening the hippos stand by the riverbank when a leopard approaches from the rear. This gives a great perspective on the difference of size, bulk and grace between them. Slowly th
Feeling Good

An egret walks over this hippos back which brings a smile to his face. This early morning back massage seems to please the hippo.
Tiger of The Highlands

The Scottish Wild Cat (felis silvestris grampia) is infamously the only wild animal to be completely untameable. They are tough super predators but less than 400 remain in th
Look Up

The male Red Deer (cervus elaphus) is the largest native land mammal in Britain. As I leaned over a bridge this stage peered up at me. Glad I was not on the same level as it was the rutting
Follow Me

An otter (lutra lutra) mother takes her two pups for a walk on the grass bank. Although they are fast agile swimmers these three seemed equally at home out of the water.
Tasty bite

This british barn owl (tyto alba) uses its wings to shield its rat snack from other preditors.
More Mesa morning ride in Santa Barbara The rider is Nicki Sanders the horse is Wasabi
This picture is about abortion.
I visited Guadalajara, Mexico with my wife and went to Plaza de Armas,and there where celebrating Childrems Day,I took the photo to a fontain that was at the back of the stage in fron of the Cathedral
Tawny Frogmouth (podargus stigoides)

A weird and wonderful Australian bird with an owl like body and frog like mouth. Its grey plumage is camouflaged well by tree bark. I waited for this picture so
Steep cliffs of Normandy
Franklin D. Roosevelt (President 1933-1945)

During his 12 years in office Roosevelt had a major impact on America. He legislated more work for people, a four day banking holiday, prohibition was re
Lincoln invoked principles of human equality with his infamous Government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from this earth from his Gettysburg Address. The side view
8th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Feeling Good An egret walks over this hippos back which brings a smile to his face. This early morning back massage seems to please the hippo.

Feeling Good An egret walks over this hippos back which brings a smile to his face. This early morning back massage seems to please the hippo.

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Friston, United Kingdom
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© Debbie Picknell.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2009
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 22, 2010, 10:40 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 50D
Focal Length: 500mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f8
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