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There is Always a Dog…


“Of all the animals, surely the dog is the only one that really shares our life, helps in our work, and has a place in our recreation. It is the only one that becomes so fond of us that sometimes it cannot go on living after its master dies” -Fernand Mercy   As I mentioned…

Gorillas, The Gentle Giants


“When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate on the preservation of the future.” -Dian Fossey         I find very interesting that some of the biggest animals on earth are also the kindest; whales, giraffes, elephants -when not in a bad mood- and…

Gyeong-bokgung, Reminder of a Great Heritage


The wonderful thing about Korean Architecture is that without obliterating its own principles of geomancy – the art of placing or arranging buildings or other sites auspiciously, based on geomagnetism- it reflects the strong influence of the cultures, religions and nations that once controlled the region. On my previous post, we saw how Koreans adapted…

The Season of the Talking Trees


“Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” -Rabindranath Tagore Another interesting feature of living in places with marked seasonal changes is definitively the arrival of winter, and with it what I like to call the “talking trees”. People would say that snow is probably the most fundamental characteristic of winter…

In Harmony with Nature


“There are ancient secrets and lessons hidden in nature. If you seek for guidance, you will discover the truth” –Bobby Lake-Thom Every time I hear someone complain or bash the National Museum of the American Indian I get upset, and frankly it makes me sad. Some of the reasons I’ve heard for the dislike are:…

Preserving the Unpreserved


“I am I, plus my surroundings, and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.” –José Ortega y Gasset, 1883-1955, Meditaciones del Quijote (1914)           I have always viewed photography as a way to preserve or immortalize moments, gestures, people, situations, buildings, our way of living and…

Protecting a way of life and one of the most important sources of survival…


Fishing is a very ancient practice that dates back to approximately 10,000 years ago. During those times, oceans, lakes and rivers were considered “hunting areas” where humans caught fish and other food resources to survive. Boats, fishing instruments, and tools became more sophisticated as humans evolved and with them their food gathering process. By the…

All About Frogs


These wonderful, super cute creatures have been around for almost 300 million years if not more. We are so used to see them jumping, swimming, walking in the middle of the highway that we take them for granted. We think, sure there are always going to be frogs!! Well, not really! Recent discoveries are shocking:…

I’m blogging because…


I’m a photographer (among other things) and the main reason I became one, more than 30 years ago, is my love for nature and wildlife, also the reason I became a biologist. As we all know we plan our lives and many times we get sidetracked by destiny, well in all these past years, besides being a photographer, I’ve been a scientist, a history teacher, a journalist, TV producer, and PR professional, and ironically I have taken more pictures of places, cities, buildings and people than nature…it is just the way things happen. In the last couple of years I’ve…