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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]

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

Yosemite Valley in Fall, California, USA

Yosemite National Park

 

Copyright: Loïc Lagarde, october 2013

 

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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.

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

Becouse we are now forth largest city in north America

Uptown Bay & Yorkville

Explored Jun 7 2012 #96

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.

Can you help me with the id please?

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

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...

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.

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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Smallest woodpecker in North America.

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 :)

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.

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.

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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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

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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© Guylaine Bégin. L'utilisation sans ma permission est illégale.

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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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One of the major attractions of Yosemite National Park is Yosemite Falls, the highest measured waterfall in North America with an altitude of 739 metres in total. The falls consist of three sections: the Upper Falls, which you can see here, the Middle Cascades, hidden behind that rock and the Lower Falls, which can barely be seen on this photo. Believe me: it is not only a very beautiful place but also a highly impressive one.

 

This capture is SOOC. I did use a circular polarizer here which worked well on the colors.

 

EXPLORED: highest position #351 (August 5, 2010)

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.

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

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.

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

An Arctic Fox on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada

vancouver island....

Explored #14 © All rights reserved. Written permission is required for use of any of my images .

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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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/

Happy Canada Day from the most easterly point in North America. This was taken on June 30, it was cloudy this morning.

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.

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

© 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....

Happy Canada Day!

 

"This special holiday celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada. The origin of the name "Canada" comes from the expedition of explorer Jacques Cartier up the St. Lawrence River in 1535. The Iroquois pointing out the route to the village of Stadacona, the future site of Quebec City, used the word "kanata," the Huron-Iroquois word for village."

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A different perspective of iconic Peyto Lake (more views below). The beauty of Canada is world famous and awe inspiring.

 

Wishing all my Canadian friends and all the fans of Canada a Happy Canada Day!

Brown Acres – Jackson County – Oregon - USA

 

“The House Finch is a recent introduction from western into eastern North America (and Hawaii), but it has received a warmer reception than other arrivals like the European Starling and House Sparrow. That’s partly due to the cheerful red head and breast of males, and to the bird’s long, twittering song, which can now be heard in most of the neighborhoods of the continent. If you haven’t seen one recently, chances are you can find one at the next bird feeder you come across.”

 

Status : Least Concern

Source : Cornell University Lab of Ornithology

 

Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna) is a medium sized hummingbird (3.5-4.5") native to the West Coast of North America. Males have a distinctive reddish throat and head that is visible in direct sunlight. Seen in the pollinator garden outside the San Diego Zoo. Conservation status: least concern

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