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beeched …

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… on a trail in the woods at my university.

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China: Breathe that?

First view outside of Beijing Airport.

This image requires some explanation. The grid at the base is the top of a building outside the Arrivals zone at Beijing Airport. The grey above it is the air outside. Image taken on 26 April 2014.

Still think we don’t need an EPA?

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Hibiscus

Yellow Hibiscus against black

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Harris Hawk in Flight

Harris Hawk in Flight with cocked head

I love the little cock of his head, as though he’s checking out what I’m doing down here.

Harris Hawk Dominance

Harris Hawks competing for a perch as dominance contest

Harris Hawks hunt in family groups. Generally the lead female is the alpha, but the new lead male is trying to establish his place, and is pushing her off the top perch on a Saguaro cactus. Shot at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum’s twice-daily Raptor Free Flight.

red leaf & the hurricane effect.

it is said that a hurricanes winds can drive a straw into a telephone pole. it's been a weird winter here in the Pacific Northwest.

it is said that a hurricane’s winds can drive a straw into a telephone pole. it’s been a weird winter here in the Pacific Northwest.

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Orchidelirium: Duckbill

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Orchidelirium: Frilly

hay bales …

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… off Eden Trail Branch Road in Bernardston, Mass., a few miles from home.

winter royalty …

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… in a field in my alternate universe on Altair IV.

winter tangle …

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… next to a stream running though my university.

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Orchidaceae: The Empress

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Orchidaceae: Carmen Miranda