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Watapana, Arikok National Park, Aruba

High up for sunrise in Arikok National Park, Aruba. This life-sized bonsai bush is the native Watapana. Thanks to the strong and always present trade winds, the watapana trees on the island all grow pointing the same direction. For this same reason, the hotels on the island are built along the leeward coast where the […]

West Coast, Aruba. #aruba #visitaruba #jit4aruba #arubaonehappyisland #discoveraruba #Caribbean #onehappyisland #arashibeach #bocacatalina

West Coast, Aruba. #aruba #visitaruba #jit4aruba #arubaonehappyisland #discoveraruba #Caribbean #onehappyisland

West Coast, Aruba. #aruba #visitaruba #jit4aruba #arubaonehappyisland #discoveraruba #Caribbean #onehappyisland

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnivalaruba

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba

Sunrise on Aruba, loving the desert fauna. #aruba #hikearuba #jit4aruba

Sunrise hike to the tallest point in Aruba, Jamanota, a hill located in the Arikok National Park, 620ft above sea level. #aruba #hikearuba #jit4aruba

From my time in Death Valley Last week. #deathvalley #chinamanranch #chinaranch #desertsunset #tecopa

From my time in Death Valley Last week. #deathvalley #chinamanranch #chinaranch #desertsunset #tecopa

2017 Top Nine (According to You!)
2017 Top Nine (According to You!)

What a great year last year was. Hawaii to NY and everywhere in between. Thank you to my IG followers and the photojournalism community. 💕 Next year is going to be 💥

Smokey Sunrise over Ventura
Smokey Sunrise over Ventura

  Smokey Sunrise over Ventura #thomasfire #venturafire #SoCalFires #wildfires #firefighters #firesmoke

Thomas Fire Over Carpinteria
Thomas Fire Over Carpinteria

#thomasfire

Thomas Fire, Ventura
Thomas Fire, Ventura

With flames on each side, a house stands threatened in the foothills of Carpinteria. The fire crews say that if high winds appear, the fight would begin with roughly a ten minute warning. That’s why these crews from Anaheim and other cities camp in “defensible positions” to establish a boundary of containment. (Currently at 15%) […]

Rescue Workers and Thomas Fire
Rescue Workers and Thomas Fire

Under the glow of approaching flames, members of the Anaheim Fire Department set up their cots and get some rest. With slow winds there isn’t much to do but wait. #thomasfire #venturafire #anaheimfd #anaheimfirefighters #socalfire #calfire #southerncaliforniafire #socalfires #wildfires #wildfire

Horses and Thomas Fire in Ojai, CA
Horses and Thomas Fire in Ojai, CA

A horse calmly watches the Thomas fire as fire crews and prisoners frantically work hard, creating a break line from the encroaching flames. #thomasfire #thomasfireventura #wildfire #forestfire #ojaifire #ojai #venturacounty #firefighters #lospadresnationalforest #socalfire #socalfires #californiafires #horselife #binded #casitassprings