Floral Art

Now that the spring bird migration has winded down and the days are getting hotter and buggier, it’s time to find a photography project that will keep me entertained. Recently I’ve come across some beautiful floral art books. The first one is Seeing Flowers by Robert Llewellyn, and the second is Flower by Andrew Zuckerman.…

Laguna Colorada

Far in the southwestern region of Bolivia that borders Chile is Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve. The expanse of this refuge is impressive holding over 1.7 million acres of pristine high altitude desert. Found in the region are lakes, mountains, and active volcanoes. This reserve was established in 1973 as a critical area for…

Flamingos in Bolivia

Tall and elegant but yet gawky are the Pink flamingos, and finding them living at altitudes above 12,000 feet is something that you would least expect. In my travels, I’ve had the great fortune to enjoy them at Lake Manyara in Tanzania, and on the Galapagos Islands but the altiplano region of Bolivia is home…

A Nature Filled Week

Walking back into my house this afternoon after being out all day I realized something. When you find a job that makes you feel like you’re playing all day, then you’ve hit the jackpot. Photography for me is fun, super fun! I never get bored with it and I’m always challenging myself and coming up…

Birds Finally !

I’ve been looking and looking each and every day. Migration season is the flavor of the week and I kept hoping and exploring in hopes of finding some of those visiting feathered friends. The cooler temperatures that we had along with days of rain kept the migration at bay. And then BAM ! It’s as…

The Province of Sur Lipez Bolivia

I left you holding your breath while I was enjoying Baby Llama and his soft fur. But my visit with him was to be brief for we were off for a long drive through the Province of Sur Lipez in Bolivia. The Sur Lipez region is found south of Villamar Mallcu and includes the Eduardo…

The Hidden Llama Valley

Along the way towards Villamar Mallcu from Villa Alota, our guide and driver took us up this unknown dirt road that dead ended into a valley surrounded by rocks and with a verdant landscape. It was unusual as most of the terrain we saw along the way was dry and arid, brown and desert like.…

Villamar Mallcu

So here I am, in a random small village in the remote area of Southwestern Bolivia gasping for air in the near 13,000 feet of altitude. Our small hostal accommodations was full for the night as there are no nearby towns that offer places to stay. It was to be just a place to rest…

Into Remote Bolivia Part 1

It was time for us to leave the expansive Salar de Uyuni and begin our journey to the furthest reaches of the southwestern portion of Bolivia. A dirt road lead us away from the bustling town of Uyuni, and the landscape quickly gave way to expansive Quinoa fields, and Llamas roaming freely. Our drive was…

The Quinoa Fields of Bolivia

Quinoa – a super food from the Andes mountains that is a magical grain and now a hot food product on the international market. This super food is gluten free, low carbohydrate compared to rice and offers 4% protein. How I love Quinoa and what it offers for a healthy lifestyle. Originating from the altiplano…