Postcards tagged: Nature in All Its Glory
OKAVANGO DELTA, Botswana – It is the first time I had ever seen lions in the wild — and so close! — and nothing could have prepared me for the sight or its power to silence.
BHUTAN – He thinks I look strange: a tall, strawberry blond Swedish vagabond in boots and lipstick, passionately engaged in the struggle to save that last Bengal tigers.
ALBERTA, Canada – Banff did a great job of shattering my Canada misconceptions and laying down lasting, new, scenic impressions.
THE WEST – It felt like entering a brand-new airplane that was ours for the week. A Gulfstream was out of reach, but an Airstream could squeeze into a budget.
BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada – The breathtaking landscape changed from deep valleys and glacier-fed rivers to dry, rocky flatlands.
ICELAND – The people were friendly and funny, the architecture was clean and exquisite, and the land was mind-blowing in all directions.
THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS – Instead of a marching band assault on the senses, the islands were an old guy strumming a banjo on a rocking chair.
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS – Cuteness alert. Sea lions ahead. The cutest damn animals you've ever seen. Now putting on a show at a Galapagos Island near you.
THE AMAZON, Peru – A night tour had us on the river hunting for wild, white crocodile-like creatures, our faces peering into the dark water.
BAHAMAS, The Caribbean – From rose-throated parrots and Junonia shells to squatter camps and Bahamian guava jam, Erik Gauger shares his illustrated discoveries of the Bahamas coppice.