Pristine Places

Dense foliage of the Daintree, Australia

The Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree rainforest is said to have been the inspiration for the movie Avatar. Walking among its ancient trees that reach high into the sky and navigating in the dense undergrowth, I can see why it could be the inspiration for many mysterious and wonderful things. Not only is it visually pleasing it sounds like

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Seal on ice in Antarctica

Blue Ice and Antarctica

I observed as the ship gracefully distanced itself from the dock, and I stood still watching as it navigated back out to sea. My thoughts were bound in silence for the next two days. Twenty-two days unfolded on that ship, revealing the raw beauty of nature in all its glory. A surge of gratitude overwhelmed

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The towers of the Torres del Paine W Trek

Torres del Paine W Trek

Jagged mountain peaks line the sky, glaciers cling to the rugged landscape, and streams cascade into turquoise lakes. The lakes, at times, are calm and reflect the sky like the surface of a mirror. At other times breaking waves speak of her changing moods. This is Torres del Paine National Park. A place of extreme

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Trin swimming in the crystal clear water of a cave in Brazil

The Enchanted Caves

The darkness closed around us like a layer of black oil, not even a little glow from a random piece of electronic equipment appeared. Nothing could be seen in any direction. The silence was complete and the air absolutely still. I found the absence of sensory distraction peaceful. I took a deep breath and relaxed,

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