Travel Theme: Motion   17 comments

Occasionally I like to take part in these themed postathons, and Ailsa’s are always great.  This time the theme is motion, and you can find many more over at her blog post on Where’s My Backpack.

Enjoy the photos.  If you’re interested in any, just click on them to be taken to pricing options on the high-res. versions.  They’re copyrighted and not available for free download without my permission, sorry.  Please contact me if you have any questions.  Thanks!

Big waves pound the tilted layers of an ancient delta at Cape Arago on the central Oregon Coast.

Big waves pound the tilted layers of an ancient delta at Cape Arago on the central Oregon Coast.

 

The spring melt-off at Bryce National Park in Utah brings a slow-moving but inexorable slurry plowing through the snow.

The spring melt-off at Bryce National Park in Utah brings a slow-moving but inexorable slurry plowing through the snow.

 

Cambodians and their bicycles!  Here they commute through one of Angkor Wat's more out-of-the-way gates.

Cambodians and their bicycles! Commuting through one of Angkor Wat’s more out-of-the-way gates.

 

I think you can feel this stream in Oregon rolling through the mossy forest.

I think you can feel this stream in Oregon rolling through the mossy forest.

 

This was a very windy day in the dunes at Death Valley.  You can see the sand moving over the foreground.  Lens changes were not a good idea!

This was a very windy day in the dunes at Death Valley. You can see the sand moving over the foreground. Lens changes were not a good idea!

 

This American dipper is constantly on the move up and down streams, on the hunt for food.  Here one dips for lunch on the Snake River in Grand Teton N.P.

This American dipper is constantly on the move up and down streams, on the hunt for food. Here one dips for lunch on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park.

 

This was her first ride on my horse, believe it or not.  And boy did she get a ride!

This was her first ride on my horse, believe it or not. And boy did she get a ride!

 

A swirling eddy on a creek in Utah.

A swirling eddy on a creek in Utah.

 

You can see the water spraying up as this young bull in the Okavango Delta begins his charge - a false one lucky for us.

You can see the water spraying up as this young bull in the Okavango Delta begins his charge – a false one lucky for us.

 

The Gallatin River flows from Yellowstone north into a beautiful valley in Montana.

The Gallatin River flows from Yellowstone north into a beautiful valley in Montana.

 

Gold Dancer feeling frisky.

Gold Dancer feeling frisky.

 

Fast-moving clouds streak the sky over moonlit Little Ruin Canyon at Hovenweep, Utah.

Fast-moving clouds streak the sky over moonlit Little Ruin Canyon at Hovenweep, Utah.

 

A body in motion stays in motion - the creed for a group of exercise enthusiasts from a nearby fitness spa in Snow Canyon State Park, Utah.

A body in motion stays in motion – the creed for a group of exercise enthusiasts from a nearby fitness spa in Snow Canyon State Park, Utah.

Getting very close to a full Panther Creek Falls in southwest Washington was a wet experience!

Getting very close to a full Panther Creek Falls in southwest Washington was a wet experience!

 

Horses in motion are my favorite.  Here my girl Khallie is faster than her mom!

Horses in motion are my favorite. Here my girl Khallie is faster than her mom!

 

A lone wildebeast stands against an oncoming storm in the Mbabe Depression of Botswana.  You can see the wind in the tree  he's standing under.

A lone wildebeast stands against an oncoming storm in the Mbabe Depression of Botswana. You can see the wind in the tree he’s standing under.

 

Sometimes I don't blur waterfalls because I think stopping the motion gives a better sense of the power.  That was the case here at Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe-Zambia border.

Sometimes I don’t blur waterfalls because I think stopping the motion gives a better sense of the power. That was the case here at Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe-Zambia border.

 

Surf in motion at Cape Kiwanda in Oregon.

Surf in motion at Cape Kiwanda in Oregon.

 

A boat motors down the Willamette in Portland, Oregon at sunset.

A boat motors down the Willamette in Portland, Oregon at sunset.

 

A small peaceful cove on the northern California coast features an active little stream plus abalone shells!

A small peaceful cove on the northern California coast features an active little stream plus abalone shells!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17 responses to “Travel Theme: Motion

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  1. I loove the photo of Little Ruin Canyon!! 🙂

  2. Thanks a bunch Lisa and Conor!

  3. Amazing series of photos.

  4. These are so beautiful you make me want to travel again right now. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing them,
    Lisa

  5. Amazing. Some of these look like paintings rather than photographs. They look great really big, I think.

  6. Oh wow! Your photos are amazing! 🙂

  7. There are so many wonderful photos depicting the challenge of – MOTION – it is hard to pick one but if I had to one I would select Sun Dancer. There is a playful joy in the way the horse was captured. ~~~~ : – )

  8. Thanks a bunch gang!

  9. Lovely photos, but that first one is my favorite.

  10. Motion at her best. All great shots. Love the way the waves pound against the Oregon coast in the first photograph.

  11. Awesome!

  12. Wow, wow, wow!

  13. Thanks a lot Francine, Lyle & Amy!

  14. Wow, stunning shots!

  15. Some great examples of motion

  16. Beautiful and excellent motion photos.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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