Took this one at Taronga, Sydney's city zoo.
The Sumatran tiger is the smallest of the tiger sub-species and is highly impacted by the palm oil plantation growth in Indonesia. They number less than 500 today.
Think of these tigers when you buy cereals, soaps and cosmetics that use palm oil as an ingredient. Over 80% of world palm oil comes from Indonesia or Malaysia where palm oil is produced at the expense of precious forests.
The Columbia River Gorge is one of the most beautiful yet accessible natural landscapes in the continental United States. Just over 30 miles east of Portland, the Gorge extends for over 80 miles and contains over 90 waterfalls just on the Oregon side of the river and is home to Mt Hood Oregon's tallest mountain.
The Columbia river, sacred to the Natives and dear to the locals, also shares a deep connection to western US history given the Lewis and Clark expedition, the first white immigrant American expedition to cross the western United States, across the continental divide onto the Pacific Ocean.
By the time I took these shots, it was about an hour after sunset and it was pretty dark given the greenery in the area. There was still light in the sky so I let the light flow into the lens to capture the depth of the river with the city lights shining onto the sky, and to showcase the greenery around, while allowing time for the clouds to roll over the scenery.
I love this place and hope to be back here soon.
Old makes way for the new. With the.new eastern span of the Bay Bridge that connects the Easy Bay to San Francisco city in full fledged use since 2013, the old eastern span of the bridge is being taken apart piece by piece.
Just returned from trip to Hong Kong where I took a late night trip out to 'The Peak' the high point for a birds eye view of Victoria Harbour.
Hong Kong ranks at the top for number of stacked structures. It houses over seven million people within a 1000 km/400+ sq miles of island exposed directly to the South China Sea.
I captured this picture to juxtapose Hong Kong's man made peaks against the backdrop of the natural peaks on the islands. The lights reflect the density of "modern" life in Hong Kong.
Had a busy week in Seattle but managed to sneak a ferry ride out to West Seattle to shoot some sunset and beyond photos and also a short time-lapse: Say hello to Seattle with this one hour sunset to dusk view of downtown Seattle in under 25 seconds.