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Posts Tagged ‘night’

Della Rotonda

Della Rotonda

Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Italy “Night at the Piazza della Rotonda“ Two weeks ago, Nancy and I were lucky enough to find ourselves in one of the world’s most romantic cities — Rome, Italy — for Valentine’s Day. We found ourselves at sunset relaxing with a drink in one of the neat little cafes around […]


Jettin’

Jettin'

The Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia (also, St. Elsewhere, in the Caribbean) “Reef Squid“ Squid are ubiquitous in every ocean. On the reef, they are seldom seen alone. Usually, divers and snorkelers will notice a line stretching down the reef — squid all arranged facing the same direction, moving easily along the contour of the […]


Zebra Fans

Zebra Fans

(Two underwater images of Zebra Lionfish.) Probably my favorite lionfish in the Lembeh Strait was the small zebra lionfish. Shades of red, salmon-pink, and orange are striped with white and the fish’s fins are webbed, with spines that do not protrude very far. The overall effect is a beautiful, brightly colored orange and red fan near the dull, black sand bottom. It is often seen holding station or slowly crawling along the bottom using the hooked spines on the bottom of its fins.


‘Death Mask’

'Death Mask'

(Three underwater photos of the stargazer, an ambush predator fish that buries itself in the sand at night, waiting to ambush small fish swimming past.) The story of finding and feeding a stargazer on a night dive.


At the Khan

At the Khan

The Khan el-Khalili, Cairo, Egypt “Shopping“ Touring Egypt 33: The Khan el-Khalili in old Islamic Cairo has been a bazaar for centuries. Originally, it was the Cairo terminus for camel trains across the great Sahara desert. Today, completely surrounded by the city of Cairo, it is a warren of fascinating shops, peopled by wonderful, warm, […]


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