A positive ramification of Covid restrictions, is the opportunity to take time and explore one’s local flora and fauna. We set out to hike a trail that is part of the Hoover Dam railroad line, built in 1931 to provide a means of getting concrete and supplies needed for construction of the dam.
The trail follows on the path of the original rail line, but the rails are no longer there. It provides gorgeous vistas looking down on Lake Mead and of the rock formations as you pass through five of the original rail tunnels through the rock.
This is one of my favorite images, as the colors reminded me of Monet’s Water Lilies painting.
I just returned from a Silverback Gorilla trek and a Mountain Chimpanzee trek in different parts of Uganda. After a friend reviewed the images, she reminded me of Ansel Adams statement that “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”
Whenever I record an image I wonder about how my presence impacts the outcome… In this case, the Great Ape across from my lens.
The image above and these directly below, are Silverback Mountain Gorillas. They live in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. It is a UNDESCO World Heritage Site. [Each image can be clicked on and enlarged- if you click it twice, it will go to full size.]
The picture below and the following matrix of pictures, are Chimpanzees living in the Kibale National Park in the rain forest of Uganda.