Swirling clouds over the lost city of the Incas
Machu Picchu, Peru
The beautiful, fragrant plumeria blossom, also known as frangipani.
An adult female Asian elephant stands on the edge of a muddy pool, using her trunk to spray a layer of mud onto her skin. Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Showing tiger (Panthera tigris) social behavior, as an adult sprays a bush with its scent, to mark the boundary of his territory.
Three Peruvian women dressed in colorful traditional clothing and holding cute lambs and a baby, standing on a sidewalk in Cusco, waiting for tourists to pay for photographing them.
An Andean cock-of-the-rock (Latin: Rupicola peruvianus), with brilliant red-orange plumage, sitting in its natural habitat in the Peruvian rainforest. It is the national bird of Peru.
A male leopard moving through long grass near three giraffes, who are watching him with caution and alertness.
View of the Beagle Channel near Ushuaia, Argentina, where there is a small island with a popular tourist attraction of Les Eclaireurs (the scouts) Lighthouse, with its vibrant red and white bands. A cruise ship and a rainbow are in the background.
the picturesque Les Eclaireurs (the scouts) Lighthouse on a small island in the Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, with the snowcapped Andes mountains in the background
Near Ushuaia, Argentina
A sunny July day on a Canadian lake.
Lake Memphremagog, Quebec
African Wild Dogs wearing tracking collars to monitor their behavior and migration in the wild.
A herd of Cape buffalo drinking during the dry season.
Banyan tree in golden light.
a large male silverback mountain race gorilla in Rwanda, sitting on the ground in a bamboo forest, with his markings visible on his back.
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.
A rare view of family behavior, as a male silverback mountain gorilla watches his son playfully swinging on a vine in a bamboo forest in Rwanda. The son looks pretty happy.
A boy herds cattle through former mountain gorilla habitat, which has been replaced by cleared forest, walls, and vegetable gardens.
Looking fierce and dangerous...
Maasai Mara, Kenya.
A well fed male lion cub looks strong and fierce as he marches ahead of his brother and mother.
Two cute polar bear cubs follow their mother, as they walk through blowing snow and strong wind conditions, near Hudson Bay.
The Upper Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park, where herds of bison graze near the Old Faithful Inn, steaming hotsprings, and the pedestrian boardwalk.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
Gorgeous waterfalls in a springtime forest.
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Pretty summer garden.
Look at those hydrangea blooms!
Rustic summer garden in British Columbia.
Summer hydrangea garden.
The historic T.A. Moulton Barn, a landmark along Mormon Row in an area called Antelope Flats, with the dramatic snowcapped mountain range in the background.
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
Beartooth Lake with Beartooth Butte in the background.
The faded beauty of an old, abandoned Indian haveli, now in derelict condition, though its ornate architecture and hand painted art is still visible.