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I am a Denver-based writer, travel lover, and author of The Drive North and Destination Paranormal. I have several other books in the works, including fiction.

My Favorite Earth Day Photos

Looking south along California's Big Sur coast

Looking south along California’s Big Sur coast

In celebration of Earth Day – which is today, in case you weren’t sure – I’d like to share some of my favorite photos from around the globe. Since I’ve been fortunate enough to set foot on all seven continents, I’ll do one for each. In no particular order, here they are – starting with North America, above.

Cruising into Antarctica's Paradise Bay

Cruising into Antarctica’s Paradise Bay

The amazing view atop the Great Wall of China at Simatai

The amazing view atop the Great Wall of China at Simatai

Relaxing in a park in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Relaxing in a park in Buenos Aires, Argentina

From atop Mt. Sunday - better known as Rohan in the Lord of the Rings movies - in New Zealand

From atop Mt. Sunday – better known as Rohan in the Lord of the Rings movies – in New Zealand

The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland

The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland

Hiking into Rwanda's Virunga Mountains to see the gorillas

Hiking into Rwanda’s Virunga Mountains to see the gorillas

Meet Munyinya the Silverback

Meet Munyinya the Silverback

OK. So I lied. I’m not just doing seven photo for seven continents. Munyinya was the eighth. And here are a few more, too, for giggles…

A rainbow kisses a humpback whale off the shores of Molokai, Hawaii

A rainbow kisses a humpback whale off the shores of Molokai, Hawaii

The view inside Utah's Zion National Park

The view inside Utah’s Zion National Park

A flowering cactus in Arizona's Saguaro National Park

A flowering cactus in Arizona’s Saguaro National Park

A frozen Mill's Lake in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park

A frozen Mill’s Lake in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park

The iconic Split Rock Lighthouse along Lake Superior's North Shore in Minnesota

The iconic Split Rock Lighthouse along Lake Superior’s North Shore in Minnesota

A first look at Yosemite National Park

A first look at Yosemite National Park

Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park

Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park

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4 Comments on “My Favorite Earth Day Photos”

  1. dean a. April 23, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    Those are some great photos. You are a lucky man to have traveled to all those locations.

  2. Traveling Ted (@travelingted) April 26, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    Beautiful shots in honor of Earth Day. All great pictures, but I especially love the mountain gorilla and the Zion picture.

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