Mexico’s Yucatan is filled with mysterious cenotes such as this one, Samula, located just 7km west of the Colonial city of Valladolid. These sinkholes are a result of rainwater repeatedly hitting porous limestone which causes the bedrock to eventually collapse and expose underground water and caverns. Many of these pools that are now used for […]
Yearly Archives: 2016
Oh, election day! Amid all the stress, we are reminded to take a moment to be silent, to pray or meditate. These monks sitting in the long tangled roots of a tree look so serene. Let’s hope they’re praying for world peace. Do you recognize the temple? Where in the world was this photo taken?
When I visited Juneau, Alaska in August, I knew that I wanted to photograph the Treadwell Mine Salt Pump, a ruined structure that sits in the water between downtown Juneau and Douglas Island. Reading about the historic mine and seeing pictures of this unusual structure intrigued me. So I planned out my shooting times and itinerary before […]
Whenever Día de los Muertos rolls around, the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrated from October 31-Nov 2nd, I think about the Yucatan, my favorite part of Mexico. Hoctun, about 15 minutes from Izamal, is likely the most colorful cemetery in the Yucatan. It’s worth the short drive to walk through a cemetery this time […]
There’s something truly scary about hiking in a dense rainforest where there could be bears. Juneau’s Auk Nu trail was described in guidebooks as an easy 3.4 mile trek to John Muir’s cabin that was “heavily used.” So my sister and I figured we’d likely be sharing the trail with many people–locals and tourists alike–either […]