Some wonderful nature photos by Timothy S Allen …

Photographs by Timothy S. Allen

I’m generally not a nature photographer. Some of these photos were taken on safari while in Tanzania. The others were taken when I saw something interesting.  When I see other photographers carrying  huge lenses and tripods, I suspect that they are out trying to find that elusive bird that few have seen. Since I mostly shoot with a 18 – 200 mm lens, I have to be pretty close to my subject. Birds and animals are not very cooperative when it comes to coming close. Plus it requires patience to wait for exactly the right shot. My deepest respects to all of you that shoot nature photographs.

Tanzania - Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania – Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park Tanzania - Arusha National Park Tanzania – Arusha National Park U.S.A. - Oregon Beaches - Lincoln City U.S.A. – Oregon Beaches – Lincoln City Tanzania - Serengeti Tanzania – Serengeti National Park

National Park

National Park

Tanzania - Serengeti Tanzania – Serengeti National Park Taiwan - Ching long Taiwan – Cheng Long Tanzania - Serengeti  Tanzania – Serengeti National Park U.S.A. - Fungus on a Log U.S.A…

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A Time of Reflection

A sensational photograph …

El Bueno, El Feo y El Malo

A Time of Reflection

(1/800, F4.5, ISO200, 17mm)

 This time of year always comes with thoughts about how you spent the passing year and what will you do in the new one.
I´ve been very fortunate in 2014 to have been able to see so many new beautiful countries and places and meeting so many interesting people, that I can only think about the fact that if next year is gonna be anything like it, I will be happy as ever.

Only thing I can think of and I tried to start it up last month before my travels interrupted it, is to start exploring what the possibilities are to set up a real photo-business and website.

But as my friends and I always say when we raise another glass ´To better times!´.
If it is good it can always get better but when it´s not so good it will hopefully get better.


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Dali Dalliance and Leaping Tigers by Ken Grace

Guest Post on LIFE S ASIA magazine. Thanks Jackie.


We set off for the long awaited mountain oasis of Dali, departing Kunming on the overnight sleeper. One reasonably comfortable sleep and we woke, excited and ready for our cultural excursion into South-Western China.

Disappointment! We arrived to find a modern looking city, with tall buildings and highways, rather than the iconic town we expected. Fortunately, a forty-five minute drive brought us to Old Dali Town. Our excitement grew as we took in the Bai style architecture, the beautiful archways and the cobblestone streets.

The taxi dropped us in a lane of concrete structures, but we soon found our accommodation snuggled between these buildings. Sleepy Fish, seemed an apt description; peaceful and tranquil, yet sizzling with the energy and excitement of many travellers. Our Bai style room provided a spacious verandah, which over-looked beautiful well-kept gardens. It couldn’t have been more pleasing, being situated in a quiet area near…

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