Built in 1887 by the architect Jef Lambaux the sculpture-fountain depicts Antwerp's legendary mythical hero Brabo throwing the mythical giant Antigoon's hand in the river Scheldt.
I was capturing this sunset picture from Crown Point Vista House near Portland few months back and had set up my phone to do a time lapse while I was busy taking the pictures.
Looking forward to another trip to Oregon next month.
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 sun blows it's goodnight kiss for the day to the mountain top at Mount Shasta in Northern California.
The Shasta snow cover reflects the third consecutive year of dry winter in California. This past winter Shasta ski lifts were mostly closed, and the slopes were covered by as little as two to three inches of snow.
Shasta Lake the largest reservoir in California stood at about 35 percent of storage capacity in Spring 2014 showing the cumulative effects of dry winters since 2012.
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.