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Canyon de Chelly long served as a home for Navajo people before it was invaded by forces led by future New Mexico governor Lt. Antonio Narbona in 1805. In 1863 Col. Kit Carson sent troops to either end of the canyon to defeat the Navajo population within. The resulting devastation led to the surrender of the Navajos and their removal to Bosque Redondo, New Mexico.[7]Canyon de Chelly National Monument (/dəˈʃeɪ/ də·shā′) was established on April 1, 1931 as a unit of the National Park Service. It is located in northeastern Arizona within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. Reflecting one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America, it preserves ruins of the early indigenous tribes that lived in the area, including the Ancient Pueblo Peoples (also called Anasazi) and Navajo. The monument covers 83,840 acres (131.0 sq mi; 339.3 km2) and encompasses the floors and rims of the three major canyons: de Chelly, del Muerto, and Monument. These canyons were cut by streams with headwaters in the Chuska mountains just to the east of the monument. None of the land is federally owned.[5] In 2009 Canyon de Chelly National Monument was recognized as one of the most-visited national monuments in the United States.[6]

Yosemite Valley in Fall, California, USA

Yosemite National Park

 

Copyright: Loïc Lagarde, october 2013

 

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The eastern kingbird is a large flycatcher native to North America.

With dark gray upperparts and a neat white underparts, the Eastern Kingbird looks like it’s wearing a business suit.

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Have a great day everyone!

 

I've just returned from a week in New Orleans, so will be busy processing photos.

In the meantime here is another photo from our Canadian Rockies trip last year - sunrise at Bow Lake.

One of North America's smallest songbirds, the Ruby-crowned Kinglet is recognized for constantly flicking its wings as it moves quickly through the forest searching for food. It breeds across North America in boreal and mixed wood forests and south in montane spruce-pine forests.

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet has a loud, complex song and, with up to 12 eggs, lays the largest clutch of any North American passerine for its size. Males and females are nearly identical in plumage -- olive green-gray on the upperparts with two strong white wing-bars and a broken, white eye-ring. The male has a scarlet crown patch, which is usually concealed unless agitated.

There wasn't much colour, this was the best there was, for the sunrise at Bow Lake, Canadian Rockies.

Bay of Fundy Hopewell Rocks. If you come out at about 2pm, you will see a completely different picture than you have ever seen of the Hopewell rocks. You will see THIS view, flooded completely! The park has to rush you out of the area because the tide comes in on what is normally a beach front and fills up almost 3/4 of the height of the rocks. The flooding is RAPID it's highly dangerous to be there.

Four Tanks in The Prairies (Alberta, Canada. Gustavo Thomas © 2014)

Colorado Springs, CO - Watching these enormous birds fish is one of my favorite past times and this one didn't dissapoint at all. It was almost as if he wanted to show off for me ...

 

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/great_blue_heron/id

Taken at Emery Barns Park.

The flower was in purple color but when photographed it is more like a blue color. This is the flower of the bud in my previous post.

 

Moraine Lake (Banff, Canada. Gustavo Thomas © 2013)

Garden of the Gods Park, Colorado Springs, CO - In my eyes, Cottonwood trees make for great Winter photos as was the case this morning when the light from sunrise made its way into the Garden of the Gods valley ...

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Populus_sect._Aigeiros

This image of Cannon Beach Oregon State, USA, was captured in Oct. 2008 with an Olympus SP570. It was put together as a pano back then, but edited in Alien Skin 6 this morning.

 

I like this image because you can see just how huge these rocks are. The people on the beach, the grand house off to the right. Really a great place to visit if doing a road trip along the coast.

 

It is the other side of the image from last year which you can see if you care to have a look: www.flickr.com/photos/27872610@N05/12266953846/

I really love that spot! It was snowing lightly, but it was hard to tell in the photo, so I decided to add an overlay of a snowing photo along with a texture of some granite to recreate the mood at that moment...

I'm trying to reach the top but still...... busy and stressed as always

 

This is Denali or Mt. McKinley. I took this in Denali State Park, Alaska / At 20,320 feet (6,194 m), Mt. McKinley is North America's highest peak.

dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/denali1.htm

Minnesota State Fair added a new Ferris wheel carnival ride this year called 'The Great Big Wheel'

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The Great Big Wheel is the tallest traveling Ferris wheel in North America - there are bigger stationary Ferris wheels, but this one packs into 12 semi trucks and travels around the country from fair to fair. Also from the brochure: it's 15 stories tall, weighs 200 tons, has over 1/2 million programmable LED lights, and 36 enclosed 6 person gondolas are attached that hold a total of 216 passengers. It was so bright up close, I needed a 4 Stop ND to slow down the shutter to get this shot.

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Mixing it up a little with an abstract sunset color image. Hope you all got some great shots this weekend. Look forward to seeing them and saying hello soon. Happy Monday :)

The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also called the sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, is a species of sunflower native to eastern North America, and found from Eastern Canada and Maine west to North Dakota, and south to northern Florida and Texas.[1] It is also cultivated widely across the temperate zone for its tuber, which is used as a root vegetable.

These are 15' to 18' tall.

An Arctic Fox on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada

Explore Dec 15, 2009 Northern Pintail (m) Best Viewed Large On Black Northern pintails are among the first ducks to migrate south in the fall and north in the spring. Over half of the pintail population in North America migrates through California. IMG_0274

Fleuve Saint-Laurent

Cacouna (Rivière-du-Loup), Québec

 

Le Saint-Laurent est un fleuve situé en Amérique du Nord. Issu des Grands lacs, il coule vers le nord-est et se jette dans le golfe du Saint-Laurent puis dans l'océan Atlantique. Il est nommé en l'honneur de Laurent de Rome. Wikipedia

 

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St. Lawrence River

Cacouna (Rivière-du-Loup), Québec

 

The Saint Lawrence River is a large river flowing approximately from southwest to northeast in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. It is the primary drainage conveyor of the Great Lakes Basin. The river traverses the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario and forms part of the international boundary between Ontario and New York in the United States. Wikipedia

 

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Front Page Group: Top picks of the week - January 3rd, 2012 - Special Shots Well Taken Group

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With the outbreak of frigid air across much of North America, it seemed like a good time for some warmth in this week’s Cliche Saturday image. Here’s a shot of a water lily taken just before sunset on a late September evening at Chicago Botanic Garden.

 

HCS!

Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. It is bounded on the north and southwest by the Canadian province of Ontario, and on the south and east by the American state of New York. Ontario, Canada's most populous province, was named for the lake. In the Wyandot (Huron) language, ontarío means “Lake of Shining Waters”. It is the last in the Great Lakes chain and serves as the outlet to the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Lawrence River

The first Greek amphitheater in North America was built on this site in 1901. It was used for sporting events and theatrical performances. The tessellated pavement and stoa were added in 1909. The theatre was the site of a number of productions of Greek and Shakespearean dramas.

Stansbury Island is not a popular location, but it does offer some great sunset views.

 

On the other side of the water, there are some small lights and smoke, that is US Magnesium - the largest producer of magnesium in North America.

La place Royale

Ville de Québec (Vieux-Québec) Québec

 

La Place Royale de Québec est située dans la Basse-Ville dans l'arrondissement historique du Vieux Québec; elle est considérée comme le plus ancien établissement français en Amérique. Elle est au centre du site historique et archéologique de l'Habitation-Samuel-De Champlain, classé en 2008, qui correspond à l'emplacement de la fondation de Québec. On y trouve l’église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, la plus vieille église en pierre d'Amérique du Nord. Source

 

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La Place Royale

Quebec City (Old Quebec) Québec

 

Place Royale in Quebec City is located in the Lower Town Historic District of Old Quebec and is considered the oldest French settlement in America. It is the center of the historic and archaeological site Housing-Samuel-de-Champlain, classified in 2008, which corresponds to the location of the founding of Quebec. There is the church of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, the oldest stone church in North America.

 

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Fleuve Saint-Laurent

Rivière-du-Loup, Québec

 

Le Saint-Laurent est un fleuve situé en Amérique du Nord. Issu des Grands lacs, il coule vers le nord-est et se jette dans le golfe du Saint-Laurent puis dans l'océan Atlantique. Il est nommé en l'honneur de Laurent de Rome. Source

 

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St. Lawrence River

Rivière-du-Loup, Québec

 

The Saint Lawrence River is a large river flowing approximately from southwest to northeast in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. It is the primary drainage conveyor of the Great Lakes Basin. The river traverses the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario and forms part of the international boundary between Ontario and New York in the United States. Source

 

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Fleuve Saint-Laurent

Cacouna (Rivière-du-Loup), Québec

 

Le Saint-Laurent est un fleuve situé en Amérique du Nord. Issu des Grands lacs, il coule vers le nord-est et se jette dans le golfe du Saint-Laurent puis dans l'océan Atlantique. Il est nommé en l'honneur de Laurent de Rome. Wikipedia

 

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St. Lawrence River

Cacouna (Rivière-du-Loup), Québec

 

The Saint Lawrence River is a large river flowing approximately from southwest to northeast in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. It is the primary drainage conveyor of the Great Lakes Basin. The river traverses the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario and forms part of the international boundary between Ontario and New York in the United States. Wikipedia

 

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Last week I was out on the Eastern Plains looking for something of merit to photograph. The view of the weather out there is magnificent. I could see the storm coming and before I knew it, I was in it. It was a downpour with violent lightning and thunder. When it passed I enjoyed the sounds of silence and the moist wet air that followed. The sunset that night was a celebration of yet another wonderful day's end.

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Located by Torrey, Utah, this is the largest exposed monocline, or waterpocket fold in North America, extending from Thousand Lake Mountain to Lake Powell. Method of travel was extremely difficult prior to 1962 (new road access via route 24.) The dirt road on the lower part of this shot must have been the only way to get around. This area, although beautiful, is still somewhat isolated and desolate.

Explored Jun 7 2012 #96

In all the world, no butterflies migrate like the Monarchs of North America.

Each fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies migrate from the United States and Canada to overwintering areas in Mexico and California where they wait out the winter until conditions favor a return flight in the spring. They travel much farther than all other tropical butterflies, up to three thousand miles. They are the only butterflies to make such a long, two way migration every year. Amazingly, they fly in masses to the same winter roosts, often to the exact same trees. Their migration is more the type we expect from birds or whales. However, unlike birds and whales, individuals only make the round-trip once. It is their children's grandchildren that return south the following fall.

 

When will the migration peak in your area? Peak Migration Dates

 

Istvan Kadar Photography.

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It has head-to-tail length of 91–137 cm (36–54 in), a wingspan of 167–201 cm (66–79 in), a height of 115–138 cm (45–54 in), and a weight of 1.82–3.6 kg (4.0–7.9 lb). The great blue herons are roughly twice as heavy as great egrets (Ardea alba), although only slightly taller.

Becouse we are now forth largest city in north America

Uptown Bay & Yorkville

232/365 Work with textures

  

We took the original image @ Flamingo Gardens and Wildlife Sanctuary

Davie, Florida, USA

October 24th/209

 

Nikon D5000

  

Textures with my gratitude as always to SkeletalMess: square-48 Thank you so much my dear friend !!

 

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Late afternoon shadows at the Great Sand Dunes, highest dunes in North America at 750 ft (228 m) covering 19,000 acres

The Great blue heron, Ardea herodias is a "big" bird. You don't really appreciate the size until you have the opportunity be up close. It is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central Americas. It has head-to-tail length of 91–137 cm (36–54 in), a wingspan of 167–201 cm (66–79 in), a height of 115–138 cm (45–54 in), and a weight of 1.82–3.6 kg (4.0–7.9 lb). The great blue herons are roughly twice as heavy as great egrets (Ardea alba), although only slightly taller.

© Jeff R. Clow

 

There are few places in North America that are more picturesque than the area around Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park during autumn....

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