Yearly Archives: 2011

The Old and the New: Top 11 of 2011 – Viewer's choice

Last year, I posted the Top 20 + 10 Viewer’s Choice of 2010 from the Mira Terra Images archive. The popularity of some of those has continued throughout this year, while many new images made their way into the rankings, … Continue reading

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It's A Small and Festive World

“Dear Santa,What I want for Christmas is a doll from It’s A Small World.  No, make that ALL the dolls from It’s a Small World. Or just one doll with all the costumes from It’s A Small World. Whatever works, … Continue reading

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Cats, Cameras, and Caring Less

So it’s “BIG CAT” week at National Geographic. As much as I’d love to say “big deal’, I do hold a certain fascination for these creatures, and I respect those photographers and filmmakers who spend weeks and months with the … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Win 2 tickets to the Tournament of Roses Parade, hotel & more!

  UPDATE: The sponsor (YMT Vacations) has extended the offer to be redeemable for EITHER this year (December 30, 2011 – January 3, 2012) OR next year (December 29, 2012 – January 2, 2013), so you can take your pick … Continue reading

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Reading with Purpose

 Earlier this year, I had a very powerful experience that has stayed with me, and the story of which ties in beautifully with the focus of this year’s Passports With Purpose fundraiser. It all happened in Calcutta, India, when I … Continue reading

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Our African Wedding Story

November 25 marks the anniversary of a dream come true. This is the story of our African wedding as it unfolded in the pages of my hand-written travel journal.  November 24, 1999     Ngorongoro Crater.  Full Moon. Fur blankets drape … Continue reading

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Andean Skies

Could the skies possibly get any more blue? I’m wondering about this as I have just returned from another part of the world where the skies took my breath away, and where I was awed and mesmerized by looking up. … Continue reading

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For the Love of Elephants – Sheldricks and Amboseli

“It is easy to love elephants….because they will love you back”– Caretaker, Sheldrick’s Elephant Trust The anticipation was growing, and by the time we pulled up the dirt road at Sheldrick’s we could hardly contain ourselves. The day had come, … Continue reading

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African Skies

Africa is a land where the skies stretch out endlessly in all directions, and the weather systems are as interesting to photograph as the landscape. KENYA Puffy white clouds dot the endless skies of the Maasai Mara, Kenya A break … Continue reading

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My 7 Links – a retrospective of words and images

What is My 7 Links all about, anyway? The goal of the project, as outlined by Tripbase, is: To unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not … Continue reading

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