Vulcan Concepcíon and Airport

On Ometepe Island there is this airstrip. It is crossed by the main road the goes around the island. When there is a plane landing the road is closed. This woud be a great airport to land at with the view outside your window.

 

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Location: San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G II
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 46.0mm
Aperture: f/9
Exposure Time: 0.00125s (1/800)

Rio Celeste

Rio Celeste is a found in Costa Rica. The water is naturally blue. This is called the Laguna Azul. The water turns blue because of a chemical reaction. As the two water courses mix it increases the size of aluminosilicate particles. When the sun shines it reflects off the aluminosilicate as blue. When you go to the Tenorio Volcano National Park you can see where the reaction starts and see a blue water fall also.

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Location: Laguna Azul, Rio Celeste, Costa Rica.
Camera: Go Pro Hero3+ Black Edition
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 2.8mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0025s (1/400)

Pacific Sunset

San Juan Del Sur. It is a beach town community filled with hostels and pubs. It is a great spot to stay or travel through to get to the local beaches that are close by.

This is San Juan Del Sur Bay. It is an amazing place to sit an watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean.

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Location: San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G II
ISO: 110
Focal Length: 24mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure Time: 0.0025s (1/400)

Punta Jesus Maria

Punta Jesus Maria is on the Island of Ometepe. It is inside the Lake of Nicaragua. The island is made up of two Volcano’s. The largest is Vulcan Concepcion pictured here. The Volcano is 1610m tall. You are able to hike it. I did not though.

Punta Jesus Maria is located between Moyogalpa and San Jose. It is simple to find. The local busses can even drop you off at the end of the road.

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Location: Punta Jesus Maria, Ometepe, Nicaragua.
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G II
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 24mm
Aperture: f/8
Exposure Time: 0.001s (1/1000)

Vulcan Baru

Vulcan Baru is the largest mountain in Panama. It sits at 3,474m (11,398 ft) above sea level. I hiked up and back in a day. The sunrise is spectacular. I got a chance to see the Caribbean and the Pacific Oceans at the same time for the top.

On the top of the volcano sits this cross. To me it was a reminder that every day is a gift that is given to us and we should treat each day as it is our last.

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Location: Vulcan Baru, Boquete, Chirriqui, Panama.
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G II
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 18mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure Time: 0.00125s (1/800)

Bungle Bungles, Purnululu National Park

Over the last 2 weeks I have had the opportunity to work up in the Kimberly and Top End Region. I was guiding a group of Gap Year students showing and experiencing new areas such as Purnululu National Park. The photo above is one of the many sunsets that we saw while we were traveling the Top End. It was very hot. We spent two mornings assisting rangers clearing paths, removing cane toads, and clearing campsites. The work we did made a difference to the appearance to areas that we cleaned. In the afternoon we explored the walks. On the first day we went to the Cathedral and Picaninny Creek. The next day we explored the Echidna Chasm. There is a lot more to see. I found the best time is in the evening and early mornings. Some places are best seen at midday.

 

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Location: Purnululu National Park, Western Australia.
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G II
ISO: 2500
Focal Length: 18mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure Time: 0.00313s (1/320)

Are they Dead?

I found this sculpture thought prevoking. Have we all lost tolerance, respect, fair play and commonsense? Can we bring them back? As I travel through different communities and cultures I find that they are all important to have. If you can not be tolerant and respectful in someones community, how can you be tolerant and respectful in your own?
Over the next 5 months I am going to be traveling and experiencing many things in different cultures and environments. I hope that I can show that tolerance, respect, fair play and commonsense are not dead.

What do you think? Are they still alive or have they died?

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Location: Bermagui, New South Wales.
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G II
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 18mm
Aperture: f/8
Exposure Time: 0.005s (1/200)