Well, maybe it's a bit predictable, but it does seem appropriate to complement my symbolic sunsets from last time with some equally symbolic sunrises to mark the beginning of what I hope will be a bright new year for us all. As you'll see, I'm fond of sunrises over water. I hope I'm permitted to also include a couple that were actually taken pre-sunrise, in the first grey preludes to dawn. And at least this time I don't have to specify that I haven't been to all these places this year...
|Lake Cargelligo, New South Wales; not smoke, but fog on this big inland water storage - natural, but now regulated.|
I liked the Black Kite drifting through. (For more on this area see this earlier blog.)
|Lake Edward, Queen Elizabeth NP, Uganda.|
I confess that this was the view from the breakfast area.
|Across Cocha Anangu, Napo Lodge, Yasuni NP, Ecuador.|
This is a superb lodge, run by the Anangu Quichua community.
|Streaky Bay, west coast of South Australia.|
It's unusual of me to include structures in such pictures, but this time there wasn't much choice.
|Volcano Corcovado, southern Chile, taken from the sea.|
The ferry trip from Puerto Montt to Puerto Chacabuco (about 20 hours) is superb;
I'll feature it in a future blog.
|Table Mountain (of course!) but taken from the north, which isn't the most familiar view of it.|
|Cocha Salvador, Peruvian Amazonia.|
|Pre-dawn on Mount Kupe, western Cameroon.|
The day spent birding up the mountain was among the most memorable and exhausting I've spent.
|Machu Picchu, Peru, from below, in pre-dawn mist.|
|Sunrise over Ruhija, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, western Uganda.|
The start of another superb day, in primary rainforest.
Now the sun is well and truly up, and next time I'll try to bring you something a little more substantial!