Public Transportation–Peru Style From the shadow of our plane as we flew over the Nazca lines to our boat on the Amazon or the mini-cabs and even mini-police vehicle, Peru furnished some unique modes of public transportation, not to mention the Cristal truck that accelerated in front of us to get to our destination in time to furnish us a frosty reward for a day hard-spent in tourism!
Islas Ballestras: Peru’s Galapagos
Sometimes where land comes together with water, that land is an island; and in Peru’s Ballestras Islands, it furnishes a wonderful preserve where millions of penguins, boobies, gulls, seals and other animals are able to live in a protected environment.
To see Cee’s incredible panoramic coastline view and other photographers’ work, go HERE.
You’ll just have to imagine the wind blowing–and you would have one colossal sand storm! These dunes are in Peru, Taken from the oasis shown in the aerial view.
In my editing of both of these pelican photos, I was striving for a painterly quality.
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Photo Prompt: Descent—This week, show us your interpretation of descent.
You’ve seen this shot of a hot air balloon that has burst into flame and that is plummeting toward earth once before, but it is so perfect for this prompt that it is appearing for an encore performance. I guess I should mention that it was unmanned!
During the rainy season, flying termites descend by the tens of thousands, entering houses under sliding glass doors, through keyholes and hairline cracks. They swirl around any light like dervish planets, then chew their wings off and worm their way into any vulnerable wood. I think they mate somewhere along the way as well, or perhaps they chew their wings off in frustration over being those wallflowers left without a mate. At any rate, I was dumb enough to leave my pool light on and the next morning awoke to find thousands of insects such as these, pinned upside down by their wings in the water.
Once free of their wings, they either swam to safety, found spare wings to use as flotation devices or swam off to aid other termites held captive by their wings in a crucifix position. It was both ghastly and fascinating and a huge cleanup operation!
Thousands of white pelicans winter on Lake Chapala, Mexico, where I live. These are a very few making a landing after their descent.
No one knows what or whom the Nazca lines were signaling, but their scale is awe-provoking. I loved playing with the position of the shadow of the plane in relation to the ancient symbols.
See more about the Nazca lines here.