Santa Fe, Part One: the Jemez Mountains

I spent a week around Santa Fe last month. Though often thought of as a hot, desert state, much of New Mexico lies at high elevations, and the southern reaches of the Rockies reach into the area around Taos. The winters can be cold, but are more pleasant than the midwestern winters I’m used to. … Continue reading Santa Fe, Part One: the Jemez Mountains

Ecuador the Beautiful

As much as I enjoyed photographing the birds in the last post, I fell in love with their home, the cloud forest. This is a type of forest found in tropical and subtropical mountain ranges, at altitudes high enough to plunge the entire landscape into the clouds. This keeps the forest very humid and creates … Continue reading Ecuador the Beautiful