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     Having roots in Alaska, Colorado and now calling the beautiful Pacific Northwest home, has given me a love of the outdoors and a sense of adventure.

Photography for me is about capturing moments of unexpected beauty, telling a story and making the ordinary somehow magical. It is also about patience, persistence and sometimes being in the right place at the right time.

It also allows us to capture chance encounters that grab us, provoke and often entertain. Photos may make us laugh or cry, may inspire and and take our breath away. Photographs hold life still, if only for a moment and often speak to the quiet places of our hearts.

I do have a few special favorites but the best one may be the one that I take tomorrow. I hope you enjoy this photo journey.

© shanna l carr PhotoID# 10231865: Elephant Parade - Amboseli  National Park - Kenya Africa        slide show (165)
There is a place on earth where it is still the morning of life, and the great herds still run free.
unknown author

In Swahili, the word safari means "journey" or " trip". East Africa is a land of lush green rolling hills and vast golden grasslands. It is home to the Big Five and the Great Migration. The vibrant colors of Africa are a sharp contrast to the line of grey elephants who walk in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

© shanna l carr PhotoID# 14979423: Glacier View Across Kachemak Bay - Homer Alaska        slide show (22)
There's a land where the mountains are nameless,....There are valleys unpeopled and still;
There's a land - Oh, it beckons and beckons, And I want to go back - and I will. Robert Service

© shanna l carr PhotoID# 10349722: Common Loons - Loon Lake        slide show (12)
This was an extraordinary opportunity. It was a rare gift to be able to observe a pair of Common Loons, nesting, resting, and experiencing the first days of parenthood. Thank you, JT.

© shanna l carr PhotoID# 10230571: Fall Colors - Colorado Colorado        slide show (10)
Colorado is where the western edge of the Great Plains, meets the towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains.
It is the home of mountain meadows bursting with wild flowers and fields of golden grain.

© shanna l carr PhotoID# 14980377: Arctic Tern Chick Feathers and Fur        slide show (27)
We should aspire to enjoy, protect and defend our wild neighbors.

© shanna l carr PhotoID# 10231805: Red Poppy Flora and Fauna        slide show (24)
One person's weed is another person's wildflower. S.W. Albert

© shanna l carr PhotoID# 15238681: Katmai National Park - Brooks Camp        slide show (86)
Katmai, home to the legendary brown bears of Brooks Camp and Brooks Falls. It's 'Bears, Salmon and Baby Bears, Oh My'!

Katmai Vision
...Daybreak ushers in clear skies
Bears bask in the sun to greet you
Reflections float on the water
A painting of fall's many hues
Adventure is at every corner
Magic fills the Alaskan air
Raw nature is all around you
Awe and wonder everywhere...

J. Notti, your poem paints a perfect picture of the Katmai experience. Thank you for allowing me to share your wonderful gift.

© shanna l carr PhotoID# 10229667: Pacific Northwest        slide show (17)
From the sage-brush covered landscape of the high desert we travel through farm lands, wine country and winding rivers to join the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. The Oregon and Washington Coast provides sand and rock beaches and islands to explore or simply relax.

© shanna l carr PhotoID# 10230704:  Yaquina Bay Lighthouse - Newport Photo Art        slide show (4)
Although editing pictures allows for a little imagination, fun and a different perspective, the original photo is almost always my favorite.

© shanna l carr PhotoID# 14979289: Cabin near Jackson Hole, Wy. The Tetons - Jackson Hole, Wyoming        slide show (6)
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle

© shanna l carr PhotoID# 10222675: Warrior's Temple -  Mayan Ruins Travel - Near and Far        slide show (6)
"Oh the Places We Could Go, and the Things We Could See".
Our world is an adventure land, found in exotic far places or in the undiscovered place next door.

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