Splash! So these terns are fun to watch in that they they buzz around hover, fake dive, swoop over, hover, fake dive, swoop over and dive! This was from Thursday when this one pulled out a big one. Second shot is him carrying it off. The size of the fish had even the most experienced photographers whooping. And no, he didn’t do the typical wringing out twist afterward because I assume the fish was too large.
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#allthealleys of Ubud, Bali and also an amazing door. I adore Bali doors!! Absolutely love Ubud! So many things to do and so peaceful.
The centre is busy but go through some random alley or rice terrace and you get some fantastic peace and view.⠀
The left of this photo is a small rice field. Lovely walk to our amazing lodging.⠀
Tip: if you plan on visiting and staying in Ubud, make sure the lodging/room isn’t near the main street. It’s so peaceful in our little corner, about 100m from the main road. Once on the main road, so many cafes to choose from.⠀
Ellie messaged me last night asking if we’re ok after the earthquake. I told her that we’re fine and if I wasn’t waken up, I would have probably slept through the event 😬🙈⠀
She asked if I have taken lots of photos and I said no. My last 10 photos on my camera roll were beer on beach, beer on beach, beach warung (small traditional cafe, some are super simple or a cart) meals and laundry - I wanted to photograph our 🧺 before sending them off to wash 😂⠀
In Legian now and I have read through the tsunami evacuation map. Just in case ya know.
Elephants don’t easily pass on an opportunity to cover themselves with mud, especially during summer, as they already generate a high metabolic heat and while being under the African sun results in a high body temperature. With no sweat glands to help with cooling, elephants then use the cooler mud to regulate their body temperature and act as skin protection against the sun. That is not the mud’s only use but also to protect and get rid of any parasites on their skin.
An elephant will most likely use its trunk to spray mud all over the body usually covering the back of the ears first as this is where the heat loss is most efficient. Sometimes that process takes too long or they just feel it is more enjoyable and fun to just get down in the mud rolling and kicking as they lie down, the younger elephants tend to do this more than the adults.
Landscape photography is honestly 90% scrambling around looking for a shot and 10% actually taking the photo, at least in my experience. This image was the result of me running around Snowbird trying to find a decent composition before the sun went down. #landscapephotography#earthpix#natgeohub