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Bright Balloon Gathering Before Sundown
Roswell Mill Waterfall
Egret In Flight
A common sergeant butterfly
Quiet Friend
Two cedar waxwings resting on a dead tree branch
Blue Heron At Waterfall
Aurora Borealis in Fairbanks, AK
Lunch Time in Bangkok
Summer Vacation
Lion enjoying the Serengeti Breeze
Coloring Time
My Name is Whitti
Say Cheese
Children watch a futball match
Chiefs
Drinking Water
Walking on frozen water
Kids will be kids
Walk of a Life Time
A view of the world from Big Sur
Winter in New York
wild animal
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Coloring Time

This photo was taken on my first travel adventure outside the United States. I have always joke with my friends that all I wanted to do what hold babies on every continent. I decided on West Africa because visiting the slave castles was an important healing aspect to this trip, and I wanted to volunteer in an attempt to have the trip be more reciprocal and more personal. Sustainable travel meant for me that I volunteer with an organization who's mission statement and practices included me living within the community I am serving and not apart from, and utilizing we as volunteers to support a community and not simply taking jobs away from local people.

TAGS: Ghana, People, Play, Sustainable Travel, Travel, Volunteer

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Oakland, California, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© amy alaman.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2014
Total Views: 50
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 18, 2015, 2:26 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: SLT-A65V
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f5
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Tamale, Ghana