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Each [side in this war] looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces; but let us judge not that we be not judged.

Abraham Lincoln

President of the United States (1861-1865)

Snapshots of Life

from the Smithsonian

The King

This is Yulong Snow Mountain in Yunna, China after a heavy snow storm.

Breakfast Time

In the Great Bear Rainforest in the Khutz Inlet we watched this family of grizzlies eat whatever salmon was left - it was late in the season (October) and the salmon were already dying off.


Adolescence is a particularly hard time for children. They are experiencing all kinds of new changes in their bodies and in their feelings. As well, they often feel misunderstood as they are struggling to leave behind their childhood and become adults. The image of my 15 year old...More

Hidden Gates

We meet extraordinary icebergs on our way sailing to Aasiaat. I took this image in the middle of the day, then we sailed to Qasigiannguit for three hours to have a rest and explore the settlement. We came back later before the sun went down and photographed other incredible icebe...More

On the Run

An Arctic Fox runs through the snow covered tundra with kelp lingering around in Cape Churchill, Manitoba deep within Wapusk National Park.

Cloudy Arch

One of the most beautiful corners of the land where I live, Galicia, is this Cape home located in the national park of the Atlantic islands. It is a unique environment to enjoy nature.

The Descent

Swallows Cave, Tonga. It's late in the day, the sun is low and piercing it's golden light through the entrance of the cave. The diver took one breath and began her descent illuminated only by the natural spotlight above.

Dad, Mom and Me

Portrait of a Baboon family. The behavior of these monkeys is very similar to the human species: power struggle, domination, hierarchy, patriarchy, etc. Besides, they are so aggressive that even lions hesitate before attacking them.