Category Archives: Nature

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Spring Macro Photography

Spring in Bay Area lasts for few weeks. That’s the time after winter rains make the grass grow and wildflowers bloom, but before summer heat turns the grass brown and flowers spiky. This winter was […]

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Thunder! In San Francisco

San Francisco does not get thunderstorms very often. I honestly have no idea why that is, but in the six-ish years that I’ve lived in Bay Area I remember just a handful of times I’ve […]

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Orcas in Vancouver

We took a quick trip north to Vancouver Island, staying two nights in Victoria. The highlight of the trip was a 3 hour boat ride to see Orcas … and boy, did we see them! […]

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110 Degrees of Death Valley

I had a wonderful idea of going back to Death Valley … in summer! It would be nice and warm there (yeah…) and not too many people around (guess why?). Well, both turned out to […]

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Death Valley – Day 3

How much weird scenery can one see before getting overwhelmed? At least 3 days worth. We started the morning at Zabriskie Point, with views of the Red Cathedral we saw from the other side the […]

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Death Valley – Day 2

The salt flats (Devil’s Golf Course and Badwater) are one of the must-see’s of Death Valley. Badwater basin also happens to be the lowest point in the US, with elevation is -282 feet (86 meters) […]

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Sand in Death Valley

We started our first day in Death Valley by hiking the Mesquite Dunes near Furnace Creek. The tallest dune is over 100 feet (30 meters) tall, and let me tell you, slogging up the side […]

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Shooting With a Bazooka

My annual tradition is to rent a big-ass lens from Borrow Lenses and drive around the wetlands around Sacramento River for few days. This year I got the new Canon 500mm f/4 IS II lens […]

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

I went to San Diego to see the Miramar Air Show, but happened to have most of Friday free. San Diego Wild Animal Park has renamed itself, but nothing else has changed. I saw the […]

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Southern Utah – Bryce Canyon and Zion

On the last weekend of September we took an extra day off and went to see two of the most gorgeous national parks in southwestern Utah. Kolob Canyons is part of Zion, and we happened […]

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