Posts Tagged ‘rainforest’

  • Photographing Costa Rica: Boca Tapada

    Part 4 of a 4-part travelogue from Costa Rica The problem wasn’t so much that Dakota had capsized his kayak in a river filled with 10’ crocodiles, or even that he was now soaking wet with hours yet to paddle; it was that he had lost his binoculars. A 30-second vignette of Boca Tapada, Costa […]

  • Photographing Costa Rica: Arenal

    Part 3 of a 4-part travelogue from Costa Rica “Five hanging bridges . . . 2.25 miles of gorgeous trails . . . cloudy and calm . . . 1:00pm . . . yeah, we were going to run out of time.” — from Carol’s journal. A 34-second vignette of Arenal, Costa Rica The map […]

  • Photographing Costa Rica: Monteverde

    Part 2 of a 4-part travelogue from Costa Rica The first thing we noticed was the wind. A cold, howling, grab-a-fencepost-so-you-don’t-fall-over kind of wind. My first photography hero, Galen Rowell, wrote in his book Mountain Light: “A flower photographer’s hell is a place of tremendous beauty . . . in continuously perfect light where a […]

  • Kauai Adventure: Weathering the Storm

    A recent trip to Kauai helped challenge our notions of what constitutes a meaningful and relaxing vacation. It had been over six years since our last real vacation anywhere and we were really looking forward to taking some time off and exploring this beautiful island to the fullest. But just days before we arrived some of the worst storms in years rolled into in the islands, and suddenly our vision of sunny beaches, rainforest hiking, and snorkeling seemed a little less promising. Indeed, flash floods, closed roads, and dangerous surf — culminating in a declared disaster area — confirmed we were going to have to be a little flexible.

    But just days before we arrived some of the worst storms in years rolled into in the islands, and suddenly our vision of sunny beaches, rainforest hiking, and snorkeling seemed a little less promising. Indeed, flash floods, closed roads, and dangerous surf — culminating in a declared disaster area — confirmed we were going to have to be a little flexible.

  • February Photo Gallery: New Zealand Rainforest

    The word “rainforest” often conjures up images of the tropics, but it really refers to a forest that—wait for it—get lots of rain. While the tropical rainforests along the equator are well known, an equally dense jungle of trees and plants occur in some temperate regions.