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Irrigation Summer Lake field
Child Game
White pelicans
Morning prayer
Lungs
Rear Windows
Eddie in fresh snow
A Folk Feast Chef
Walk after the rain, Western Uganda
World War II Ceremony
Violets flowers
Surface Tension
Crown of lights
In the Shadow of the Taj Mahal
Reflection stream to the ocean
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Rising Above...
A veteran wrestler of Kolkata  is warming up with Gada,an improvised instrument at riverside akhara(club).
Sunset At Wu Zhi Mountain
Worker transporting salt in Vietnam
Going Up...
Danza de los Chinchilpos
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Surface Tension

This alligator was about 5 feet off the bank of Gator Lake at St. Andrews State Park in Panama City, Florida in a designated nature trail with nothing between it, me, my husband and our two young boys. I love the delicate feeling of the feather and the intense fierce stare of the alligator. A balance of good and bad, love and hate, nature and nurture...a balance so delicate and strong just like the surface tension of the water itself. This, to me, answers the question of what a sustainable travel project should be. We are all a part of nature itself. Traveling sustainably gives us choices to recognize ecological and biological systems that should remain diverse and productive indefinitely. We must be aware of our impact on our environment and the efforts by many to preserve it for generations to come. There is no better way to understand that than by getting out there and getting face to face with it, capture and share those moments and bring back the stories of struggle and survival in our natural world.

TAGS: Alligator, Florida

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Troy, Texas, United States of America
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© Bonnie Chapa.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2015
Total Views: 11
Filed Under: Sustainable Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2016, 11:04 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T5
Focal Length: 260mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Panama City, Florida, United States of America