4/12 of #top12 sunrise over the pristine jungle
i got inspired so i thought of selecting my top 12 photos of 2017. some of them i selected because i liked the photo and others the experience in taking them but for all of them it is a way to remember some of the places i have visited but mostly the people i have met.
my fourth photo is taken from the bukit supu besar peak, borneo, malaysia one really early morning looking over the pristine jungle. i and my guide mohd faijan mustapah had set up camp, or rather put up our hammocks between some trees and hung a tarpaulin over it to protect us from the heavy monsoon rains. it wasn't too bad because we had a nice breeze during the night so there weren't that many mosquitoes and other flying biting insects that could munch on us. the peak is about 100 meters above the river level and it is perfect spot to get above the forest. during sunrise there are such a beautiful light but it is even more magic when the forest wakes up. you can hear everything from the birds singing to the gibbons getting vocal with their ‘hoo’ and ‘whoop’ calls. you think they are close by but their loud calls can travels kilometers across the forest.
my thanks goes to each and everyone that works so hard with conservation and have the energy to continue doing year after year.
This is molly, our beautiful morepork (ruru). unfortunately new zealand has lost over 40% if it’s species. she is the only truly native species of owl left here, and the only morepork in a live bird show! 🦉come see her and support conservation here at the kiwi birdlife park.
Ice is the past. at a bare minimum ice is made of water that fell many months ago. more often than not it is water that fell centuries or millennia in the past. that makes ice a time capsule. the streaks and stripes melting from this ice into the rio san antonio are of sand and algae caught up and held at the start of winter. because ice melts it’s can never be the future. it is always the past. san antonio wilderness study area, new mexico.
Cerro torre, la montaña imposible | the impossible mountain.
la historia del cerro torre jamás dejará de ser legendaria. su cumbre es una de las más difíciles del mundo. excelsa, desafiante, elegante, creadora de leyendas. la aguja de granito llamada cerro torre se levanta en el hielo continental y sus 3.133 metros sobre el nivel del mar serán siempre desafiantes. si bien la existencia del fitz roy muchas veces opaca su brillo, el torre supo ganarse su fama de “montaña imposible” a base de desalentar a los mejores escaladores del mundo y convertir hipotéticas victorias en trágicas leyendas en torno a quien conquistó su cumbre por primera vez.
cerro torre, parque nacional los glaciares, provincia de santa cruz, patagonia argentina.