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Poor baby boy on streets of Doha, Quatar
The Old Christ Church in Pensacola, Florida was originally built in 1832.  During Hurricane Ivan it was heavily damaged but has since been renovated and can still be visited today.
The scene was captured during night photography; the wind was howling at 60-80 miles / hour with snow sweeping across in total darkness. My wearing glasses immediately frosted with layers of ices, wit
Living it up Warhol-style at the Stratosphere in Vegas
Old Sicilian leaning against the black pine tree
The Connecticut River cuts its way through the snow and ice in Northern New Hampshire.
A small dam in Bali with many daily activities: showering, kids swimming and sweep the dead body dust (Balinese is mostly Hindu). But couple last years some tourism come here for see the kids playing
A black and white oasis in the Utah desert.
Ueno Park is a large public park in Tokyo, Japan.  The park is famous for many things, including the Shinobazu Pond pictured here.  It is filled with lotus plants which produce a beautiful pink flower
Central Asian Gypsy girls taking their goats to pasture.
The Pemigewasset River in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, USA. There are some wonderful camp grounds in this area, and lots of beautiful hiking trails as well - a perfect location for nature ent
Lightning strikes the dunes of the Namib desert in Namiba.
Scuba Diving with a spin - using a slow shutter speed and spining the camera-
Two newly hatched Gentoo Penguin chicks getting their first glimpse at the outside world.
A beautiful Buddhist shrine with a symmetrical path leading to the entrance in Kojima, Japan (Okayama Prefecture).
A curious young Walrus bull heads in my direction to check me out near the island of Strya in Svalbard.
Searching for shells- 
{ high speed sync, using off capera flash }
This is the Kintai Bridge which crosses the Nishiki River in Iwakuni, Japan. The bridge is actually quite old, but has been rebuilt many times after previous constructions were washed away.
Old Gipsy trader at the end of working hours in the flea market, smoking last cigarette
White Marlin
A train leaves Matsudo Station in Chiba Prefecture at sunset
Underwater Photographer
Papa - You need to smile more!
10th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Lightning strikes the dunes of the Namib desert in Namiba.

Lightning strikes the dunes of the Namib desert in Namiba.

TAGS: Desert, Dunes, Lightning, Namibia, Sand, Storm

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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© Richard Sidey.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2011
Total Views: 71
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2012, 2:31 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 17mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO800
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