Sustainable Travel Finalist
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Orange Poppy
Smoky Mountain Waterfall
Firth  Forth Bridge
Beautiful Scotland mountain
Sunrise on Piscataway Creek
Mild sunset at Cory Brothers quay 2
Mild sunset at Cory Brothers quay 1
Sunset on Coronado
No Parking
Cat is so cute
A busy Bee maintaining the natural plant communities
Where Water Once Flowed
Firebird Shaped Clouds Over San Diego Harbor
Tree swallows captured in the moment of mating
Up North
Abandoned General Store, Duran, NM
Prairie Song
Manhattan Nights
Making fire in Deception Valley
All American Boy
Dogwoods in spring
Old Mill
Old Town VA
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Where Water Once Flowed

Patterns in an endorheic lake, now completely dry, of California's Mojave Desert show the constantly transforming beauty of nature. For me, sustainable travel involves traveling around the world, particularly to support national parks and other wilderness areas that exist to protect our natural resources. This photo was taken as part of an ongoing series I have been working on over the past two years, observing transformations in the natural world with special consideration for issues regarding environmental sustainability. A particular focus of this photo series is water management and water patterns.

This photo is a finalist in the Sustainable Travel category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

TAGS: Abstract, California, Desert, Nature, United States

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El Cerrito, California, United States of America
Member since 2015
Awards
Photo of the Day: 03.04.17 Editors' Pick Finalist
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Aya Okawa.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2016
Total Views: 5092
Total Favorites: 8
Filed Under: Sustainable Travel
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Date Uploaded: June 22, 2016, 6:16 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 95mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Mojave Desert, California, United States of America