Everglades National Park, Florida – Long Pine Key MG_2841

There are two drive-in campgrounds in the Park and one is found at the Long Pine Key location. These shots were taken during the “Golden Hour” before sunset. This golden hour raved about by photographers, provides the right quality of light leading to stunning and inspiring photos.

Everglades National Park, Florida - Long Pine Key MG-2841

Everglades National Park, Florida – Long Pine Key MG_2850

Everglades National Park, Florida - Long Pine Key MG-2850

Everglades National Park, Florida – Long Pine Key in B&W MG_2870

Everglades National Park, Florida - Long Pine Key in B&W MG-2870

Wet Anhinga MG_2227

Another shot from the Everglades National Park.
The anhinga, sometimes called snakebird, darter, American darter, or water turkey, secret crow, is a water bird of the warmer parts of the Americas. The word anhinga comes from the Brazilian Tupi language and means devil bird or snake bird.
The anhinga does not have waterproof feathers,therefore after diving in search of food, he needs to dry his feathers with his wings spread, thus the reference to the male anhinga as the “piano bird”. The female feather has a more brown back.

Wet Anhinga MG_2227

Windmills of Zaanse Schans, MG_9248, Netherlands

It wouldn’t be Netherlands without their iconic windmills, and each of these mills carries a specific name and function, such as Oil Mill, Mustard, Sawmill etc.

Zannse Schans Windmill MG_9248, Holland

Windmills of Zaanse Schans, MG_9258, Netherlands

Zannse Schans Windmill MG_9258, Holland

Windmills of Zaanse Schans, MG_9259, Netherlands

Zannse Schans Windmill MG_9259, Holland

Zaanse Schans, MG_9244, Netherlands

The Zaanse Schans is one of the highlights of the Netherlands, just outside Amsterdam and it’s no more than half hour by bus. It’s packed with wooden windmills, barns, houses and museums and built in the typically Dutch wooden architectural style, relocated here piece by piece since 1961. The Zaanse Schans will easily fill half a day – there is so much to see, taste, smell and experience!

Zannse Schans MG_9244, Holland

Zaanse Schans Village, MG_9257 Netherlands

Zannse Schans Village MG_9257, Holland

Zaanse Schans Cheese Maker, MG_9298 Netherlands

Zannse Schans Cheese MakerMG_9298, Holland

Our Lord in the Attic Church MG_9326, Amsterdam

Our Lord in the Attic is a 17th-century canal house, house church, and museum in the city center of Amsterdam. The Catholic Church was built on the top three floors of the canal house during the 1660s. It is an important example of a “schuilkerk”, or “clandestine church,” in which Catholics and other religious dissenters from the seventeenth century Dutch Reformed Church, unable to worship in public, held services. Since 28 April 1888, the church is open as a museum, and has annually 85,000 visitors.

Our Lord in the Attic Church MG_9326,  Amsterdam

Our Lord in the Attic Church MG_9327, Amsterdam

Our Lord in the Attic Church MG_9327,  Amsterdam

Our Lord in the Attic Church Organ MG_9330, Amsterdam

Our Lord in the Attic Church Organ MG_9330,  Amsterdam