Saturday, May 31, 2014

House Fire In Miami

House Fire In Miami

House Fire In Miami

Posted: 31 May 2014 05:46 AM PDT

Burning house fire near the i95 in Miami.

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Clear the Runway, Incoming!

Posted: 31 May 2014 03:40 AM PDT

I am a wildlife photographer that found myself obsessed with predator photography. One day, bored, unable to travel out of country, I passed a small lake and found two Swans floating lazily on the water. I decided why not! So, although they weren't initially happy with my intrusion, over the months an affection grew. Unknown to me was that they were Royal Mute Swans and pinioned - rendered unable to fly - on this lake. Brokenhearted when they were removed by winter, I found exquisite solace at a river location in another State where hundreds of Trumpeters were wintering.

I now found myself every weekend driving to this nearby state obsessed with the antics, grace and power of these magnificent birds. I am now considered the "Swan Lady" by hundreds and my life has never been the same. I shoot in conditions which are brutal at times, often 20-30 below zero, on the river with just the swans since normal people stay INSIDE. But I've decided if you want to capture their true spirit, you must immerse yourself no matter what the temperature or conditions. I have thousands of Swan images, but this glorious shot was taken on a 25 below zero day in the winter as I sat on the frozen shore with this massive Trumpeter heading straight toward me and shore!

I am now following some Trumpeters as it is nesting season and will soon have the ultimate photographer's gift - new life of my beloved Swans. I will forever wonder where my adored Royal Mute Swans were removed to - named Isabelle and Ferdinand, as I never found out. I returned to my little lake, a new pair are now there, but Isabelle and Ferdinand are out there, perhaps enthralling others on a new lake, stealing hearts, bringing laughter and joy, taking my heart with them.

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Peaceful friends?

Posted: 30 May 2014 09:57 PM PDT

I came across this pair of nurse shark resting in the open without a care in the world. They do have a deserved reputation for being docile and approachable, but at the same time, perhaps due to the large number of interactions with humans, there have been about 30 instances of human attacks, some resulting in significant injury. Nurse sharks essentially siphon food into their mouths with a powerful suctioning action that, combined with the tiny but sharp multiple rows of teeth in the mouth can results in significant injuries when the inhaled material happens to be the arm of a "too friendly" diver. They sure are gracile and elegant creatures.

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Manhattanhenge - Only in NYC

Posted: 30 May 2014 07:44 PM PDT

Today 05/30 is a special day to Manhattan. Twice a year in May and July setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in Manhattan, NYC. This illuminates streets with setting sun and there are lot of New Yorkers enjoy this amazing moment. I captured these photos in East 42nd street during the sunset.

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Bicultural Family

Posted: 30 May 2014 05:58 PM PDT

I'm Mexican-American, my husband is Arab. We've struggled with differences in culture, language and religion, battled infertility and cancer. Love and acceptance has helped us through it all.

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