My good friend Jeany Rhodes is hosting a troupe of absolutely fabulous Lusitano horses at her Rhodes River Ranch in Arlington, WA.
They will be at the Ranch from Sept. 14-22, 2013, with dinner and brunch performances on both weekends. There will be aires above the ground, capriole, courbette, levade, pesade and other spectacular maneuvers. There will also be quadrille – the synchronized swimming of the horse world – along with some dancing and piano playing with the horses… As a VIP, you could even be on the arena floor – up close and super personal! All great fun and not to be missed!
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My bag arrived in time for one day’s shoot. We had just five days over the water and four of them were just too windy and the whales were very shy. There was one, though, who would stay on the ocean bottom where we barely could see him and then every 20 minutes he would come up for air. Our trick was to swim like hell to intersect him when he reached the surface without being clobbered. I got three chances, and during one, I guessed right and he came up just in front of me. I could have grabbed his tail and gone for a ride. Now I am off for the Duba Plains in Botswana; hopefully, my bags will make it with me! Stay tuned!
As many of you know by now, my trip to Tonga marks the first time in decades of rugged and remote travel that my bags have not made it with me. Thwarted by airlines, mechanical troubles, and weather, I have one camera, no underwater gear, the clothes on my back and boatloads of frustration. Thank you to Darren Jew who has been stellar in allowing me to use his equipment so the trip wouldn’t be a complete and total washout.
Sockeye salmon run thick in the rivers and streams of Katmai. However, these fish are smart. I was unable to capture the shots I wanted of the fish since they were very agitated by the bears hunting them. The bears work in unison, churning the water, then snagging the confused fish in their powerful jaws.