OT: A few travel snapshots

Choosing my avatar had me rummaging through my “interesting shots” folder and I figured I’d share a few “also ran” ones from around the world (incidentally, none of these were Photoshopped). Just a handful from around the world - enjoy:


Marseille, France

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Agra, India

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Aomori, Japan

Sabi Sands, South Africa

Soweto, South Africa

Pocatella, Idaho

Agra, India

Palmer Peninsula, Antarctica

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Columbo, Sri Lanka

Casablanca, Morocco

Honfleur, France

Ilfracombe, England

Manila, Philippines

Lisbon, Portugal

Manila, Philippines

Mission Hill Winery, BC, Canada

50 foot seas and 80 mph winds between Sydney, Australia and New Caledonia

Amalfi, Italy

Rabaul, Papua, New Guinea (fruit vendor storing knife in head)

Shanghai, China

Peterhoff Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

Ujung Pedang, Indonesia

Ilfracombe, England

San Antonio , Chile

Kusadai, Turkey

Beijing, China - Snacks

Beijing, China
Beijing, China LE100512

Soweto, South Africa

Copenhagen, Denmark

Last, but not least (well, in some ways, at least), Florence, Italy’s favorite son:


Another try on the one from Kusadasi, Turkey

One from Kyoto, Japan which predicts Jan 6 (read the ttag)

Manila, Philippines


Are you certain the Lisbon one isn’t photoshopped? That guy on the left looks rather pale.

He does, and I’ve often wondered how that happened. The only theory I have is the shot was taken in 2014 with a “pocket” Nikon underwater camera in a neighborhood called the Alfama which has a bunch of narrow allays. I must have left one of the “inappropriate” picture format settings on the camera (maybe “underwater” which filters out blue and enhances reds or “food” which makes food shots look better, but I’ve never researched what the compromise is. The camera had over a dozen of these sort of settings) and the guy must have been in a shadow although his hair is pretty white.

Anyhow, originally he wasn’t supposed to be in the shot and simply walked across when I snapped the picture, sort of screwing up the photo. When I looked at the shot afterwards, I thought it was pretty cool and didn’t crop him out.

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A few animal shots:

A swim in the shark tank in the Cape Town aquarium

Elephant graveyard Hawange, Zambia

This time they are alive in Hawange, Zimbabwe

Kudu in Hawange

In Zimbabwe, they gave me a twig an said "If the liion turns on you, don’t hit her with the stick, just hold it up and say “no, No, NO’” - yeah right :slight_smile:

Showdown at Kruger, South Africa (Cape Buffalo won)

Getting past his bed-time in Kirkman’s Kamp, Sabi Sands, South Africa

Leadwood Lodge, Sabi Sands, South Africa

Swimming pool - Leadwood Lodge, Sabi Sands, South Africa

“The Kiss” St. Lucia - iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa

Aalborg, Sweden

Gummy Bear - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Peekaboo - Sabi Sands, South Africa

Babies in the wild
Solovetsky Islands, Russia

Tangier, Morocco

Serengeti, Tanzania


Patterns in nature:

Waterfall - Whistler, BC, Canada

Chinese rice paddies (taken from plane)

An elephant’s jawbone - Hwange, Zambia

Tree in Maizuru , Japan

Praia, Ilha de Santiago, Cape Verde

Zion National Park, Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah


Craters of the Moon, Idaho

Kogatende Northern Serengeti, Tanzania

Bar Harbor, Maine

Almeria, Spain

Beijing, China

Fiord in Greenland

Gijon, Spain

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Kotor, Montenegro

Stockholm, Sweden


Assorted other stuff

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Wow, nice stuff! Thanks for sharing.

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