As luck would have it, a twelve point elk walked right into my view as I was photographing this scene in Rocky Mountain National Park. I waiting for the clouds to break when he took me by surprise. Since he was walking right into my frame, I decided I might as well take a shot. Since I was setup for a landscape, my camera was set to a slow 1/25 of a sec shutter speed and on a two second timer
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The Sombrero galaxy was voted best picture taken by the Hubble telescope. The dimensions of the galaxy, officially called M104, are as spectacular as its appearance. The Sombrero Galaxy spans about 50,000 light years across and lies 28 million light years away.
Cryptothecia sp. (a genus of crustose lichen) growing on a Guayaibi (Patagonula Amaricana) tree