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Gwen

Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. I realize how important it is to use the time I have left.👣🙇‍♀️

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A Common Myna perches on lava rock after outpacing eager photographer.😄 It doesn’t look too happy, but then they never do! I took this back in May of this year on Hawaii’s Big Island. #commonmyna #getoutside #naturelovers #birdsofinstagram #hawaii #kona #naturephotography #outdoorphotography

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Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine and flowers into trees. The winds will blow their freshness on you, and storms their energy, while cares drop off like autumn leaves. - John Muir #autuminthemountains #johnmuir #colorfulautumn #hikingadventures #autumn #getoutside #ig_color #naturelovers #inthemountains #altitude #hiking #thegreatoutdoors

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A Joshua tree among many, sparsely growing in the hills leading up to the Charleston Mountains. Given its name by a group of Mormans back in the 1800’s. Apparently it reminded them of a biblical story wherein Joshua reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer. It was a most beautiful day despite hail further up the mountain. #joshuatree #hiking #lasvegas #getoutside #mountains #climbingmountains #freshmountainair #ig_today #igshotz #naturephotography #naturelovers #thegreatoutdoors

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A beautiful gem in the forest, standing all alone. I came across this on a hike today in the Charleston Mountains. Does anyone know what type of wildflower this is? After a brief online search I still have no idea. #namethisflower #wildflowers #mountainflowers #fallflowers #autumnblooms #autumnblooms #mtcharleston #hiking #getoutside #naturelovers #flowersofinstagram #wildflower #columbineflower #colors_of_day_macro #colors_of_day3 Late note: I just figured it out. It’s a Columbine. I’ve seen blue ones in Colorado but never a pink one.

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Another scorching September day closes in as the setting sun paints fiery hues on creative cloud formations. Note: Taken from the car window but I was a passenger. Please don’t take pics while driving! #desertliving #lasvegas #sunset #clouds #naturephotography #sky #sunset_pics #fireinthesky #palmtrees #streetview #nofilterneeded #nofilter #ig_color #ig_mood #evening_sky #ig_shotz #ig_mood #world_bestsky #explore #hurryupautumn #fantastic_earth #ptk_nature

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Swipe, all you monkey fans! I hope you enjoy this cute little capuchin. He was pretty busy but very interested in the few lucky humans who got to watch him & his friends hanging out in their natural wild habitat. This one even tried to steal a lady's camera....he was so quick but luckily she was quicker! 🙊 #capuchinmonkey #rainforest #costarica #centralamerica #jungle #monkeylove #getoutside #explore #monkeysofinstagram #ig_costarica #instamonkey #naturelovers #nature_marvels #nature_worldwide_ #audubonsociety #naturephotography #travelislearning #explore_nature

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Swipe to see two more pics of this very entertaining & crazy eyed squirrel monkey. What in the world was he smoking? 😂 #wired #acrobatics #wiredmonkey #squirrelmonkey #nature #monkey #wildlife #costarica #naturephotography #wanderlusts #tropicalrainforest #centralamerica #naturelovers #travelislearning #getoutside #expandyourhorizons

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Green iguana of Costa Rica. We saw so many different species of lizards, but this one was the most beautiful....well, as beautiful as they get! 😄 #iguana #greenlizard #rainforest #quepos#naturephotography #lizards #naturelover #all_animals_addiction #natureperfection #explore #lizardsofinstagram #travelislearning #explore_wildlife #colorsofnature #instagram #wildlifephotography #wildlife #ig_wildlife #ig_naturephotography

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Swipe. My favorite Rainforest animal is of course the very cute, sleepy sloth. Quite vulnerable to predators because they are so slow moving (2 meters/min), they spend almost their entire lives in trees. Also, because they move so slowly and sleep so much, algae actually grows on their fur giving it a green hue. This in turn, aids in camouflage and the sloths can easily be mistaken for moss. They have an extremely slow metabolic rate and come down out of the tree just once a week for a bathroom break! Very unusual since they are also vegetarians! 🤔 #sloth #centralamerica #naturephotography #costarica #manuelantonionationalpark #rainforest #naturephotography

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Costa Rican Rainforest random pics. More to come later, including sloths! 😉The 4th pic is a #whitefacedmonkey 🐒 and the 5th is #froglarvae on a leaf...budding tadpoles. 🐸 The rainy season is just beginning but a great time to visit due to less crowds and still enough sunshine to get out there. 📸 #costarica #rainforest #jungle #wanderlusts #travelislearning #centralamerica #naturephotography

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A yummy lemon (my favorite flavor) dessert last night at #CascoViejo #Panama Thank you for a most amazing dinner @lindsaymrk! You are a treasure! Love you! 😘 #Panamá #birthday

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Swipe left. See an Istanbul cargo ship passing through the Panama Canal. Notice how the water level changes to rise and lower the ship as it passes through. The last photo shows two different ships entering & leaving. Completed in 1914 this amazing canal runs south & north, connecting the Atlantic & Pacific oceans via three different locks. #panamacanal #worldtrade #travelislearning

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