Photo Of The Day – Viewing Machu Picchu + 6 More

Title: Viewing Machu Picchu Location: Machu Picchu, Urubamba Province, Peru, South America (13°9’52” S 72°32’45” W) Description: Adding people to your images helps. And people, for some reason, love pictures of people taking pictures.  Bonus Images ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm Aperture f/9 Shutter Speed Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Looking Right At You

Title: Looking Right At You Location: Rio Madre De Dios, Peru, South America Description: Just a Tufted Capuchin looking for a meal. ———————- Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 800 Focal Length 250mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/125 Altitude Unknown ——————- Photograph Copyright 2016 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Peruvian Fruit Bats

Title: Peruvian Fruit Bats Location: Lago Sandoval, Madre de Dios Region, Peru, South America Description: Kinda scary looking, but not really. ———————- Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 500 Focal Length 300 Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/40 Altitude 620′ For a while I am going to Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Crowded Roof

Title: Crowded Roof Location: Lima, Peru, South America ———————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 250 Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/640 Altitude 100′ For a while I am going to ask for your assistance in helping those in Nepal rebuild their lives. Average Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ruins In The Jungle

Title: Ruins In The Jungle Location: Inca Trail, Urubamba, Peru Description: I love the lushness of the Urubamba River valley, also known as the Sacred Valley, in Peru. Here, a smaller Inca ruin, possibly a messenger transfer station, is found along the Inca Trail. Like the photo? Join Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Peruvian Layers

Title: Peruvian Layers Location: Inca Trail, Urubamba, Peru Description: Hiking the Inca Trail was a great experience for me. I met people I didn’t know before and we got to bond over the course of four days on the trail. Or was it five? This shot was taken Continue Reading →

2015 Calendars Are Ready!

I’m happy to announce this year I am releasing not one, not two, but seven different 2015 wall calendars! And because of price drops, all calendars are just $15 (+S&H). The subjects of each calendar are : US National Parks Sunrise & Sunset Himalayas in Color Himalayas in Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Colorful Macaws

Location: Rio Madre de Dios, Amazon Basin, Peru, South America Description: On my first trip to the Amazon basin, everything was amazing. The thick, impenetrable nature of the jungle overhanging the banks of the river. The non-stop sounds. The humidity. The tarantulas. And these macaws. I has seen Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ancient Homes

Title: Ancient Homes Location: Machu Picchu, Peru Description: A maze of ancient homes covers the hills of Machu Picchu. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 50 Focal Length 275mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/160 Altitude Unknown Photograph Copyright Peter West Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cruising The Tambopata River

   Title: Cruising The Tambopata River, Location: Tambopata River, Peru Description: In the Peruvian Amazon Basin, about the only way to get around is in river boats as the dense jungle in impenetrable in places. Leaving the shutter of my camera open a little longer than normal created Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Taking Photos Of Machu Picchu

Title: Taking Photos Of Machu Picchu Location: Machu Picchu, Peru Description: Taking in the overview of Machu Picchu from the upper terraces outside the city, a lone woman uses her camera to capture the ancient ruins. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm EF Shutter Speed 1/400 Aperture f/9 ISO Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Green

Green is a good, all-purpose, calming color and I can use some calm today. Continuing with my series to explore the world I have photographed through color, I present to you, the color Green. Hint: Click on images for much larger versions with shooting information and a slideshow. Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Blue

There are beautiful blue skies in California today and maybe that’s why so many of the images in this post are of the gorgeous skies contained therein. Whatever the case, enjoy this trip around the world with the color blue. Hint: Click on images for much larger versions Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Pink Flamingo – Greg K Summers

Title: Pink Flamingo Location: Galapagos Islands – Nov 2012 Description: Was fortunate to see about 20 birds that remain full time on this one spot in the Galapagos. It is an abandoned mining area which is home to about 50 flamingos year round. Photograph Copyright Greg K Summers

Photo Of The Day – Machu Picchu In The Clouds – Greg K Summers

Title: Machu Picchu in the clouds Location: Machu Picchu – Peru Nov 2012 Description: We walked up to the Sun Gate and I took this picture on our way down just as the clouds were clearing and you could see Machu Picchu. Photograph Copyright Greg K Summers

Photo Of The Day – Blue Footed Boobie & Marine Iguana – Greg K Summers

Title: Blue Footed Boobie & Marine Iguana Location: Galapagos Islands Nov 2012 Description: The Marine Iguana and Boobie were resting on the rock. Both were looking in the same direction which caught my eye. Photograph Copyright Greg K Summers

Photo Of The Day – Blue Morpho Butterfly

Title: Blue Morpho Butterfly Location: Costa Rica, Central America Description: Large and beautiful in flight, this Morpho butterfly is equally exquisite while resting on a leaf in Costa Rica. Camera Canon 10D Lens Canon 100-400mm L Shutter Speed 1/400 Aperture f/7.1 ISO 800 Focal Length 400mm Click HERE Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Perurail

Title: Perurail Location: Ollantaytambo, Peru Description: Riding the rails to Machu Picchu is the only other way to approach the city if not trekking the Inca Trail. It’s a relaxing ride with some amazing mountains to spy as you wind along the Sacred Valley. Shot with Nikon D7000 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Plaza de Armas

Location, Lima, Peru, South America Description: There is a Plaza de Armas in almost every city in Peru but none as imposing as the capital’s. The cathedral seen here forms the backdrop for all the activity at the heart of Lima. This is the first stop in my Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Rio Beach – Sherry Ott

Title: Rio Beach Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America Description: An early morning stroll on Leblon beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil provided a unique scene – pure calm. Rio beaches have the most active and energetic culture around the world; rarely do you find beaches empty. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mayan Layers

Title: Mayan Layers Location: Machu Picchu, Peru, South America Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image for sale as a print (form below) or may be licensed for use Photo Tours To Nepal, Bhutan and Italy now scheduling for Fall of 2011!  More Information. Photography Workshops in Seattle, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Camp With A View

Title: Camp With A View Description: Day four on the Inca Trail and morning brought us tremendous views along the Urubamba River valley.  Interested in your own adventure down the Inca Trail?  GAP Adventures offers some affordable and reliable trips! Location: Inca Trail, Peru, South America Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Paq’aymayo View

Click On Photo For Larger View Title: Paq’aymayo View Description: The view from camping along the Inca Trail, as seen on our second morning. Location: Inca Trail, Peru, South America Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Purchase A Print Of This Photo Here (or use the form below)

Photo Of The Day – Urubamba Valley, Peru

Title: Urubamba Countryside Description: Leaving Cusco behind, the Urubamba Valley opens with the Andes Mountains towering above centuries old cities. Location: Near Cusco, Peru, South America Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Purchase A Print Of This Photo Here (or use the form below)

Photo Of The Day – Tent Life – Hage Photo

Title: Tent Life Description: Agnes Stowe takes refuge from the nortorious weather in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia Chile.  The Paine Circuit (52 miles) is one of the world’s classic trek that circumnavigates the Paine Massif.  December 2009 Photograph Copyright Hage Photo

Photo Of The Day – Trekkers’ Marks – Hage Photo

Title: Trekkers’ Marks Description: Red dots and circles show the way as trekkers travel from refugio to refugio along the Nahuel Huapi Traverse.  The popular 40-kilometer traverse connects four refugios in Nahuel Huapi National Park west of San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. Photograph Copyright Hage Photo

Photo Of The Day – Monte Fitz Roy – Hage Photo

Title: Monte Fitz Roy Description: Agnes Stowe treks to Monte Fitz Roy Lookout in Los Glaciares National Park near El Chalten, Argentina.  Los Glaciares National Park is home to the legendary peaks Cerro Torre and Monte Fitz Roy (3441 meters).  The easy access to the base of Fitz Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Trekking Argentina – Hage Photo

Title: Trekking Argentina Description: Agnes Stowe follows a footbridge along a craggy section of the trail to Refugio Frey in Nahuel Huapi National Park outside San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.  Located on Laguna Tonchek under the peaks of Cerro Catedral, Refugio Frey is the first refugio on the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Trekking Past Waterfalls – Hage Photo

Title: Trekking Past Waterfalls Description: Agnes Stowe hikes past a waterfall as she follows the trail above Laguna Jakob on a side trek from Refugio Jakob (San Martin).  Refugio Jakob is the second of four refugios on the 40-kilometer Nahuel Huapi Traverse in Nahuel Haupi National Park west Continue Reading →

The Best Time To Visit Peru Is….

I’m in need of your advice. I have the good fortune to have won a tour in Peru from GAP Adventures. 9 days from Lima to Cuzco to Machu Picchu to the Amazon Rainforest general area (technically Rio Madre de Dios, but it’s all jungle out that way). Continue Reading →