Category: National Park

photo of Candi Sewu entrance

Sewu temple is the second largest Buddhist temple in Indonesia, Borobudur is the largest. The Sewa temple is located in the Prambanan temple complex in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (about 1 km away from Prambanan temple). They are rebuilding many of the temples on the site which now lie in ruins.

Candi Sewu was likely built in the 8th century as the royal palace at the end of the Rakai Panangkaran kingdom.

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photo of a leopard resting in a tree

Leopard at the Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa by Justin Hunter.

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Borobudur is an amazing Buddhist temple built in the 9th century. This site is well worth a visit. It is located outside Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia. I have posted more photos and a video from my visit to the Borobudur Buddhist temple site, which is a world heritage site.

Borobudur includes 504 Buddha statues. I didn’t notice the bat in this photo, when I was visiting.

photo of a bat using an alcolve for a Buddha statue as a resting place.

I did notice this lizard.

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photo of white raptor

A predatory bird along the Rio Negro by Justin Hunter. Near Manaus, Brazil.

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View of Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountain National Park is as wonderful as you would expect. Amazing views, great hiking. Wonderful place. This photo is from the Calapyso Cascade trail (starting from the Allens Park trailhead), which is a great hike.

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photo of boy at Mesa Verde National Park

Justin at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

My brother at the Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park.

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photo of landscape of Dinosaur National Monument

View of the landscape of Dinosaur National Monument. If you look closely you can see the trail.

Dinosaur National Monument in Utah is isolated, and while the scenery is nice, it isn’t what I would call spectacular. You can spot fossilized dinosaur bones which are amazing in fact, but almost undetectable within the surroundings.

They are about to open up a visitor’s center which might have some nice exhibits (it wasn’t open when I went).

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Waterfall Under Going to the Sun Road, Glaicer National Park

Logan Pass, at the summit of Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park is fantastic.

More photos from Glacier National Park.

Fungus growing on tree, Appalachian Trail

Fungus and centipede? Appalachian Trail, Pennsylvania. Please let me know if you can identify the fungus or centipede.

photo of John Hunter on Huricane Ridge

John Hunter on Huricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

Photo of John Hunter on the Hurricane Ridge trail in Olympic National Park, Washington, USA. A great hike.