I had a new visitor at critter trap near my garden. This is the first time I have seen a fox in the neighborhood for nearly 25 years. At that time they were wiped out by rabies. Afterwards, the rabbit population exploded. This year I have only seen one rabbit, and wondered what predator was keeping the rabbit population down.
Gone to See Patagonia 2015 Photography Tour with Thom Hogan. Day 12: Lago Grey, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.
We spent morning in and around Hotel Lago Grey. In the afternoon we took the bus to find views of Torres del Paine. The panorama views were created as composites of multiple images using AutoPano Giga Pro. Best viewed in full screen mode.
Individual images from any of the above slide shows can be viewed here.
Gone to See Antarctica 2014/5 Day 4: Ushuaia, Argentina
After spending two days in Buenos Aires we flew to Ushuaia. This is known as the southern most city. The voyage to Antarctica on the MS Fram (Hurtigruten Line, Norwegian Flag) begins and ends in Ushuaia in Southern Argentina. You see a sign as you enter the port that loosely translated tells British pirates to stay away. Argentina does not allow British registered ships into the port if they have been to the Falklands Islands/Malvinas. During our voyage the Hurtigruten line was sold to a British investment group. They are going to have to be very careful to keep the ship registered in Norway to continue the voyages in and out of Ushuaia. Prior to embarking on the Hurtigruten MS Fram, we spent the morning touring the city, saw the Ocean Tramp anchored in the harbor, then spent the afternoon in Tierra del Fuego National Park.
While driving home from the grocery store I spotted a red fox at the side of the road helping itself to a venison meal (road killed deer). I was lucky to have a camera with a telephoto lens in the car with me to capture this shot. There were also several turkey vultures wait their turn. It is good to see the foxes returning, as they were almost completely killed off by rabies twenty years ago (along with the raccoons, opossums, and skunks.