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Here is my best nine of the ye

Here is my best nine of the year, chosen by y’all! Hopefully next year I’ll actually get out and shoot more regularly, instead of digging through hard drives looking for files to process from previous years. Anyway, I hope you all have a great holiday season and happy new year! Thanks for all the love and support! Capturing the light in the darkness, Matt


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Wildlife Wednesday... The Red-

Wildlife Wednesday... The Red-Tailed Hawk is a big bird, with a body that can reach just over two feet long and a wingspan of over four feet. An adult hawk weighs between one and a half pounds and a little more than three pounds. Hawks belong to a group of birds called raptors. Other raptors include eagles, owls, falcons, and vultures. The Red-tailed hawk is a top predator. Red-tailed hawks use tall perches such as telephone poles or trees to spot their prey. They also hunt from the air. As they circle and soar, they can spot a mouse from 100 feet up in the air—about ten stories high. When a Red-tailed hawk spots a rodent, rabbit, lizard, or other prey scurrying through roadside grasses or in a field, it swoops down and grabs its meal in its talons. Once the hawk grabs its prey, it usually flies back up to its perch to eat it. The red-tailed hawk has a strong beak, built to tear its food into pieces to swallow whole. Because their eyes are so big, the hawks cannot move them inside their sockets, and have to move their heads to see in different directions. Red-tailed hawks are important members of the ecosystems where they live. They help control populations of small mammals such as rabbits, as well as help farmers by keeping down the numbers of mice, moles, and other rodents that eat their crops. The oldest known wild Red-tailed hawk lived to be 21 years old. The oldest captive Red-tailed hawk lived to be 29 years old. On family drives keep a lookout for the Red-Tailed Hawk perched on tall telephone poles along the highways. #jtnpa #joshuatreenationalpark #joshuatreenps #nationalparks #redtailedhawk #birdsofprey #raptors #birdsinflight #birdsofinstagram #birdphotography #featherperfection #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #findyourpark #exploreresponsibly #optoutdoors #wildlifewednesday .


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convinced @han_banan88 to wake

convinced @han_banan88 to wake up at 5am and leave our warm tent to watch the sunrise in the park. It was 40 degrees and she wore a full on parka, because #lalife


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Joshua Tree is such a wonderla

Joshua Tree is such a wonderland! Finn started climbing here when he was 2. #raisingrippers #joshuatreenps #optoutside #goclimb #liveclimbrepeat


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Rory and I spent an afternoon

Rory and I spent an afternoon here cooling off after a day of exploring in plus 40 degree heat. The sun set and we continued to lay here until nightfall where we spent the rest of the evening watching shooting stars dart across the sky. These are the moments I'll cherish forever ✨ #thesimplethingsinlife


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International Mountain Day...

International Mountain Day... The Coxcomb Mountains are the most rugged and sharply perpendicular mountains within Joshua Tree National Park. Being in the park's wildest and least-visited northeastern corner, their relative isolation protects their wilderness habitat. There are trails to hike and explore the area. The range is in the ecotone where habitats merge from the higher elevation Mojave Desert ecoregion and the lower elevation Colorado Desert of the Sonoran Desert ecoregion. (Photos NPS/ Lian Law) #jtnpa #joshuatreenationalpark #joshuatreenps #nationalparks #coxcombmountains #hikingjtnp #findyourpark #exploreresponsibly #optoutdoors #protectourpubliclands #internationalmountainday


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Coming across water at Joshua

Coming across water at Joshua Tree NP is rare. Here are pictures from the Barker Dam hike. Barker Dam, also known as the Big Horn Dam, was constructed by early cattlemen, including CO Barker, in 1900. It was raised in 1949 by rancher William F. Keys. #joshuatreenps #joshuatreenationalpark #barkerdam #nationalparkservice #californiathebeautiful #calilove #canonphotography #canon #canon6dmarkii #leefilters #reflections #reflection


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Wir wurden schon öfter gefrag

Wir wurden schon öfter gefragt wie viel Geld wir eigentlich auf Reisen so ausgeben und die tolle Instagramumfrage letztens hat auch ergeben, dass euch unser Reisebudget interessiert 😉 💸💸💸 Deshalb findet ihr jetzt auf unserem Blog den ersten Reisekostenbeitrag zu unserem Monat in Kalifornien ❤ "WAS KOSTET EIGENTLICH.." Teil 1. Den Link dazu findet ihr oben im Profil 🤓 Wir freuen uns über Feedback oder eure Erfahrungen und lasst uns gerne wissen, wenn ihr Anregungen oder Vorschläge für unser kleines Reisetagebuch habt 🙌 Wir arbeiten auch an unserem Tempo der Reiseberichte 😉😂 Aber meistens sind wir abends nach einem langen Tag so fertig, dass Schlaf dann doch wichtiger ist 🤓 Deshalb könnte ich sowas auch nie beruflich machen, abgesehen davon dass ich keine Bloggerskills oder Ambitionen besitze 🙈😅 #ultralatergram #newontheblog #roadtrip #california #throwback #reisetagebuch #reisen #reiseblogger #travels #weltreise #blog #reiseblogger_de #reiseblog #backpacking #aroundtheworld #usa #joshuatreenps #travelblogger #backpackerlife #roadtrippin #travelcouple #reisenfuerweltentdecker #adventuretime #exploretocreate #doyoutravel #welivetoexplore #travelgram #travelphotography #couplegoals #instatraveling


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Joshua Trees first start showi

Joshua Trees first start showing up on the hilltops surrounding the trail, as you climb into the park from the Coachella Valley. Also, I love these plants. 😊


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Joshua Tree Nationalpark THEME

Joshua Tree Nationalpark THEME WEEK. Last picture out of 7. Thanks for liking and Leaving comments to all of You 😊 PICTURE N° 7 2nd day: Desert Sky...Dreamed beneath a desert Sky. What a night on Jumbo Rocks Campground. Never seen such an amazing sky before...JTNP night sky was the best so far. #hiking #desert #usa #southwest #usaroadtrip #neverstopexploring #naturelover #welltravelled #wonderfulplaces #vsco #beautifuldestinations @beautifuldestinations #traveling #travelphotography #traveler #travel #outdoor #photography #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #joshuatreenps #joshuatree #california @joshuatreenps #takeahike #night #nightsky #milkyway #takeahike #photooftheday #naturephotography #olympus


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Before approaching any rock ar

Before approaching any rock art site, take time to cool off and to remove any backpacks and other equipment. . Move slowly and respectfully. Remember that dust stirred by eager feet adheres to the art and physically abrades it. Dust reacts chemically with the paintings and promotes bacteria growth. . If in a large group, view the panel in smaller numbers (1-3) depending on the size of the shelter. . Do not touch the paintings under any circumstances. Or put any foreign substance (for example water, chalk, paint)on the rock art. . Do not build campfires or burn anything near the paintings. . Be respectful and leave no trace.


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Good hike @joshuatreenps #josh

Good hike @joshuatreenps #joshuatreenps


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Joshua Tree Nationalpark THEME

Joshua Tree Nationalpark THEME WEEK. Every day one picture of my 2 days in the park in September 2017. PICTURE N° 6 2nd day: The biggest joshua tree crown i have seen so far. Find this tree between jumbo rocks Campground' and 'halls of horror" just aside the park Road. #hike #hiking #desert #usa #southwest #usaroadtrip #neverstopexploring #naturelover #welltravelled #wonderfulplaces #vsco #beautifuldestinations @beautifuldestinations #traveling #travelphotography #traveler #travel #outdoor #photography #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #joshuatreenps #joshuatree #california @joshuatreenps #takeahike


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Oh, how I’d love to be in Jo

Oh, how I’d love to be in Joshua Tree right now, feeling the warmth of the sun on my skin while watching the clouds paint the skies.. I’m blushing just thinking about it. ☺️💖


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Looking back, hiking up Ryan M

Looking back, hiking up Ryan Mountain in Joshua Tree. This morning I’d like to bring awareness, regarding the proposed fee increases to several National Parks in 2018. These increases will make it more difficult for working families to experience these national treasures. Let’s keep these parks affordable and accessible for everyone, not just a few. One idea to help balance the Parks’ budget and to assist in overdue park maintenance, would be to curb the Interior Secretary’s unnecessary helicopter rides 😊. Anyways, please read the story below, and leave a public comment for the National Park Service, before it’s too late... . . https://atravelingtranslator.com/2017/11/04/fee-increase-national-parks/ ... . . . . #awesomeearth #roamtheplanet #earthpix #earthfocus #ourplanetdaily #adventure #exploretocreate #lifeofadventure #forgeyourownpath #naturephotos #adventureculture #watchthisinstagood #artofvisuals #awesome_earthpix #landscape_captures #natureaddict #nature_wizards #awesomeearth #naturediversity #earth_deluxe #instanaturelover #nature_prefection #allnatureshots #nature_brilliance #EarthVisuals #fantastic_earth #unlimitedplanet


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Chasing the moonset in Joshua

Chasing the moonset in Joshua tree last month. What an amazing morning.


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“Where is this magical place

“Where is this magical place?”


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Cloudscapes reflect distant li

Cloudscapes reflect distant light. They line up across the sky shooting streaks of orange and violet towards the stars above. A wanderer, new to this place pauses to marvel at it's beauty.


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Never really do landscapes but

Never really do landscapes but this light was, just. A bit of still life in @joshuatreenps shot back in August🌙 🌵#joshuatreenps


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JTNP!!! 😍Well, I thought I

JTNP!!! 😍Well, I thought I knew what to expect coming here because I've seen tons of photos and heard lots of stories about this place. I thought I was going to hike through a desert with some trees. I was soooo wrong! 🤦🏼‍♀️I hiked up this mountain and could see miles of the most beautiful landscapes. Each a bit different from the other. This is one place pictures don't do it justice. So here's me super happy (and maybe trying to fly?) 🤗Expect lots more pics from this adventure. I will be back. 💚💚💚 oh, and this is NP #11 this year! #joshuatreenationalpark . . . . . . . #joshuatreenps #findyourpark #nationalpark #womenwhohike #solohiking #hiking #solotravel #solofemaletravel #amongthewild #optoutside #sheexplores #solotraveler #nationalparkgeek #letsgosomewhere #womenwhoexplore #takeahike #neverstopexploring #the59parks #getoutside #getoutstayout #stayandwander #exploremore #wander #wanderlust #goexplore #adventure #adventureawaits


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I hope I never get tired of th

I hope I never get tired of the night sky, of thunderstorms, of watching cream make galaxies in my coffee. I hope to never grow to be someone who can no longer see the small, beautiful things... . . . . #beautiful #beautifuldestinations #awesomeearth #earthpics #wonderful_places #fantastic_earth #bestvacations #theglobewanderer #agameoftones #travelawesome #warrenjc #discoverearth #illgrammers #mystopover #awesome_earthpix #deluxefx #earthfocus #nakedplanet #wildernessculture #livingonearth #moodygrams #luxwt #earthofficial #tlpicks #mkexplore #bestdestinations #igers #all_shots


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Joshua Tree Nationalpark THEME

Joshua Tree Nationalpark THEME WEEK. Every day one picture of my 2 days in the park in September 2017. PICTURE N° 5 - TGIF !!!!!! 2nd day: Hike along Hidden Valley Trail. One of the most beautiful trails in JTNP with a great flora and fauna. The second part of the trail (way back to parking area) is definitely much more interesting. #hike #hiking #desert #usa #southwest #sun #fun #joy #usaroadtrip #neverstopexploring #naturelover #welltravelled #wonderfulplaces #vsco #beautifuldestinations @beautifuldestinations #traveling #travelphotography #traveler #travel #outdoor #photography #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #joshuatreenps #joshuatree #california @joshuatreenps #gooutside #takeahike


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Finally went through the pictu

Finally went through the pictures from my Cali trip. This morning I chased a sunrise but ended up with more pictures of the full moon. I’ll take it.


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Rocks Off

Rocks Off


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A sky full of stars, by cloudp

A sky full of stars, by cloudplay


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We will nestle in between the

We will nestle in between the boulders, securing ourselves safe, to breathe, at rest, the feeling of open blue sea skies and clear days. This is the Yoga Nidra practice, peace and respite from where there is smoke and fire. Join me tonight at Yogala Studio in Echo Park, Los Angeles, 8 PM. I will be waiting for you as your guide and attendant. 🧘🏽‍♂️ #yogala #yogalosangeles #yoganidra #yogarest #yogicsleep #yoga #yogaclass #beautifulearth #beautifulplanet #joshuatreenps #bouldering #boulders


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Fav place

Fav place


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Joshua Tree Nationalpark THEME

Joshua Tree Nationalpark THEME WEEK. Every day one picture of my 2 days in the park in September 2017. PICTURE N° 4 1st day: Late after sunset on the park roads. I had to stop my car to get this shot. Amazing view ! #hike #hiking #desert #usa #southwest #sun #fun #joy #usaroadtrip #neverstopexploring #naturelover #welltravelled #wonderfulplaces #vsco #beautifuldestinations @beautifuldestinations #traveling #travelphotography #traveler #travel #outdoor #photography #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #joshuatreenps #joshuatree #california #sunsetsky #sunset @joshuatreenps


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That epic evening light castin

That epic evening light casting the best shadows over Joshua Tree 💚🚐💜 Pic by @chaseteron on his #JUCYUSA adventure with @jenninaturally


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This is probably my favorite p

This is probably my favorite pic from my trip to @joshuatreenps . After a long day of hiking in Joshua Tree, I quickly drove back to town, had a slice of pizza @pieforthepeople and then rushed back to the park for sunset. I luckily found a valley with few mountains in the backdrop to get the last few beams of light 🌅... . . . . #awesomeearth #roamtheplanet #earthpix #earthfocus #ourplanetdaily #adventure #exploretocreate #lifeofadventure #forgeyourownpath #naturephotos #adventureculture #watchthisinstagood #artofvisuals #awesome_earthpix #landscape_captures #natureaddict #nature_wizards #awesomeearth #naturediversity #earth_deluxe #instanaturelover #nature_prefection #allnatureshots #nature_brilliance #EarthVisuals #fantastic_earth #unlimitedplanet


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Be the one that stands out in

Be the one that stands out in a grove of trees!


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Another view of Jumping Jack C

Another view of Jumping Jack Crack. A super fun and varied line! 📸 Yair #joshuatree #jumpingjackcrack #stevecanyon


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Wildlife Wednesday... What are

Wildlife Wednesday... What are the adaptations of a jackrabbit? Adaptations of the jackrabbit include: • long ears for heat dissipation to keep cool - this done via blood vessels in the ears which expand to allow the blood to cool; in the same way, it can decrease the blood flow through its ears in the winter to stay warmer. • strong back legs to enable them to escape predators quickly • large eyes which are positioned further back on its head so it has a wide range of vision, being able to see in front, behind and overhead simultaneously • rather than running from predators in a predictable straight line, jackrabbits zigzag erratically to evade danger • jackrabbits will scratch out a hollow at the base of a shrub or amid a clump or tussock of tall grass, thus is shaded from the heat. During cold weather, it creates a nest under thick foliage for protection from harsh winds. #jtnp #joshustreenationalpark #joshuatreenps #jackrabbit #blacktailedjackrabbit #hare #americandeserthare #wildlife #desertwildlife #wildlifephotography #findyourpark #exploreresponsibly #optoutdoors #wildlifewednesday


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December Remember: I don't thi

December Remember: I don't think you guys understand the strange beauty that is Joshua Tree. There is this other worldly type vibe you get from wandering around this place, like you have been transported to another planet. I wish I hadn't been transported back . . . . . #tbt #joshuatree #joshuatreenps #desertphotography #explorecali #caliadventure #travel #travelcalifornia #nps #hiking #hikingadventure #wanderlust #wanderoveryonder #landscapephotography #blueskies


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