Photo Of The Week

POTW: Blossoming Memorial

Jefferson Memorial Amid The Cherry Blossoms

The cherry blossoms were at their peak as I went for a stroll around the tidal basin on Sunday morning.  The blossoms frame the Jefferson Memorial in the background. Photo details:  f/11 at 1/200 sec, 18 mm, ISO 320

POTW: Sunbeams Through The Dome

Sunbeams Across St. Peter's Dome

“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” – St. Francis of Assisi On a Monday morning in mid-March, sunlight pierced the shadowed interior of St. Peter’s, illuminating the Basilica.   Photo details:  f/15 at 1/125 sec, 26 mm, ISO 1600

POTW: Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald

The rain stopped and the sun started to peak through the clouds as we arrived at Lake McDonald at the start of our Red Bus tour through Glacier National Park. Photo details:  f/11 at 1/400 sec, 67 mm, ISO 400

POTW: Flooded Lake Nakuru

Flooded Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru had an overabundance of rain this year, leaving many of the lake side paths impassible and turning much of the shoreline into wetlands.  These yellow-billed stork hunted for food amid the rain and mist. Photo details:  f/11 at 1/20 sec, 100 mm, ISO 640  

POTW: Fisgard Lighthouse

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A foggy day yielded this photo of Fisgard Lighthouse on Vancouver Island last year.  As the fog began to burn off, you could see a few boats gliding silently around the harbor in the lighthouse’s shelter. Photo details:  f/11 at 1/100 sec, 22 mm, ISO 100  

POTW: Monkeys

Vervet Monkey Family

On the way back from the hippo pool, this troop of vervet monkeys was hanging out in the trees.  While the one on the left (likely Momma) was keeping a close eye on us, one of the other adults was doing its best to groom the baby’s fur before it jumped down again.  The infant […]

POTW: Momma And Baby Baboon

Momma And Baby Baboon

A troop of baboons scampered across the road in front of us as we wound through the dusty and bumpy roads of the Samburu Game Reserve.  A couple of babies clung tightly to their mothers’ backs as they ran in front of our safari van.  Once they stopped in the bushes along the road side, […]

POTW – April 9, 2012: Anchors Away

Fisgard Lighthouse Anchors

Today’s Photo of The Week comes from outside Fisgard Lighthouse in Victoria, British Columbia.  The sign post at the center of the anchors points out the distance to Victoria, London, Yokohama, Japan and Seattle.

POTW – April 1 – Race Rock Lighthouse

Race Rock Lighthouse, British Columbia

I took this shot while out on a Orca whale watching during my vacation on Vancouver Island last summer.  It was the only pretty day I got on the trip. We were lucky to watch a playful transient pool of Orcas that day.  After watching the juvenile porpoise in and out of the water for […]

St. Simon’s Island Lighthouse

St. Simon's Island Lighthouse

POTW – Week of Aug. 1: Fisherman’s Wharf

Victoria Harbor from Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf – Victoria, Canada Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria is filled with houseboats, small restaurant stands selling fresh, cook-to-order seafood, barbecue and ice cream (and other treats).  After a long day of site-seeing, we sat on the pier to eat our dinner.  While we were finishing, the sky was struggling to clear away the storm […]