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Zhukov Aug 5th, 2009 12:05 PM

Nature
 
Aaarg motivated me with his pictures of his hiking to find some of my own past photos. These are some of them. They are all taken in Tasmania at various locations that aren't that far away from each other to warrant me remembering where I took them.

Please post images of the great outdoors that you have taken. I'm sure I would upload more if people cared, too.






executioneer Aug 6th, 2009 06:11 AM







these are all from the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge right before they flooded the largest trail to add more habitat area

Aaarg Aug 6th, 2009 11:14 AM

what cool pictures. if you've got more, totally post 'em!

The Leader Aug 6th, 2009 12:55 PM

In my parent's backyard:


Zhukov Aug 6th, 2009 02:16 PM

Willie, are those barns in your second picture? That's also a pretty purple swamp.

Also, that's a fantastic creek your parents have in their backyard. We used to have one when I was growing up. Better than a TV I say.

This one is from Wineglass Bay. COOL ROCKS.


Here is a Tasmanian devil that I saw there. It's only a baby. I wouldn't get that close to a grown one.

Tadao Aug 6th, 2009 02:19 PM

You guys have great places to hide bodies.

executioneer Aug 6th, 2009 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zhukov (Post 640424)
Willie, are those barns in your second picture?

they are! it used to be a dairy farm before they made it into a wildlife refuge. there were so many swallows nesting in the eaves it was ridiculous.

Fathom Zero Aug 6th, 2009 02:25 PM

We have the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge a couple miles from where I live. Srsly, I'm pretty sure there are bodies there.

Kitsa Aug 6th, 2009 02:35 PM

Horizon's a little wonky, tree must be crooked:



These first two were taken at Lake Loramie in Ohio. I go there to watch herons.



Cherry tree:



Juvenile mantis:


Zhukov Aug 6th, 2009 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by executioneer (Post 640426)
they are! it used to be a dairy farm before they made it into a wildlife refuge. there were so many swallows nesting in the eaves it was ridiculous.

That's so god damn American, I love it.

The Leader Aug 6th, 2009 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zhukov (Post 640424)
Also, that's a fantastic creek your parents have in their backyard. We used to have one when I was growing up. Better than a TV I say.

Agreed. I spent hours out there playing every day during the summer.

executioneer Aug 6th, 2009 05:42 PM


closer view of barns w/ swallow nests


a coupla wood ducks!



and i also got some snaps of this great blue heron

Aaarg Aug 6th, 2009 06:30 PM

oh yeah kitsa aren't you in/near nelsonville? post some pictures from the hocking hills!

Kitsa Aug 7th, 2009 09:01 PM

Ayuh, about 2 hours from there. (Also, <3 great blue herons)

These first photos are of Cantwell Cliffs:



One of the hikers' cabins along the trail.



This looks like the cover of every biology text I've ever had.







Watch out, that first step's a doozy...


This one creeped me out because it looked like a zoo gorilla enclosure.


This staircase is called "Fat Woman's Squeeze", I think. I didn't test it.

Kitsa Aug 7th, 2009 09:06 PM

These are from Rock House, a natural cave that was used by Native Americans and appropriated by bootleggers:



I hate curves in the trail like this. I was hugging the wall. That sharp turn you see drops off the face of a cliff.



When there's water, this is a beautiful waterfall.


Inside Rock House, looking out.


Got this photographer as he was taking a picture of one of the openings. You can't see well here, but the floor is littered with dead pigeons.

And the rest of these are from Old Man's cave, which I dislike because it's too touristy, built-up and crowded:





Aaarg Aug 8th, 2009 12:23 AM

Oh god damn it, why did Ashley never cement the plans she was making for us to camp out in the Hills for a weekend?

Looks like my kind of place. I love rocks and caves and above-ground caves.

She fell off a waterfall there!

Zhukov Aug 8th, 2009 08:01 AM

Those ph


Tell me, why are trees (in general) in the US all the same colour green? Do you only get one type of tree in each area, or is it that all the different trees are just very well matched? It's strange.

Zhukov Aug 8th, 2009 08:02 AM

Those ph...... otos are fantastic Kitsa.

Geggy Aug 8th, 2009 10:01 AM


Zhukov Aug 8th, 2009 10:25 AM

Waterfall at Cradle Mountain



Aaarg Aug 8th, 2009 10:26 AM

Depends on the forest, really. Most forests are made up of a few different trees of a similar species, but yeah for the most part in eastern deciduous forests everything's the same shade of green.


There is some variation in the green, though!

And...

Looks different in the fall (this is just a search engine picture, not something I've taken)

Kitsa Aug 8th, 2009 11:13 AM

Thanks

Every time I see the Appalachians or the foothills in the fall, I think of those model train sets with all the different color moss blobs for trees. It looks just like that to me.

Shrubfest Aug 8th, 2009 12:47 PM

And representing Britain: The snow that made everyone freak out eariler this year.>:

Tadao Aug 8th, 2009 12:56 PM

I still wanna see the bunny fields :(

Shrubfest Aug 8th, 2009 01:03 PM

Those ones by the trees are. So you have seen some!


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