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Russian Navy Day

2019 Day of the Russian Navy

Today’s photo comes from last year’s Navy Day in St. Petersburg, Russia. I was less than a hundred yards from Putin, but I couldn’t see him because of the massive crowd.

Happy birthday, Chris Coghlan!

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Chris Coghlan

Bombs away

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Ilyushin Il-38

In a perfect world, or just a normal one, I’d be on a plane headed for Denmark right now. Not this plane, obviously, but a plane nonetheless.

Today’s photo comes from the Day of the Russian Navy, which happened while I was in Saint Petersburg last summer.

Russian Navy

Day of the Russian Navy

Bicycle day

No hands, no grips, no sleeves

#bicycleday

Fun facts:
1) Today’s photo was a test shot to make sure my Nikkor 300mm f/4E lens still worked after it was involved in an accident on my way to Copenhagen last summer.
2) April 19 became the official bicycle day back in the 1980s when Dr. Albert Hofmann took LSD for the first time and then decided to ride his bicycle home.

Fratercula arctica

Látrabjarg puffin (Iceland)

Today’s photo comes from a day I will not soon forget. That day was a little over three months ago. I woke up in my rented camper van on the westernmost tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland (by myself with no humans within hundreds of kilometers) and proceeded on a wondrous drive that took me to this spot, known as Látrabjarg. Látrabjarg is the westernmost tip of Iceland, and a bird can fly there from Snæfellsnes in under half an hour, but, by car, it takes over six hours–six hours of amazing views and vistas I should add. And no people. Actually, it was more like ten hours as I couldn’t resist the hot springs and photo ops along the way.

Fratercula arctica is the scientific name for the Atlantic Puffin. This one is peering across the Denmark Strait at Greenland in the distance. Speaking of scientific names… A few weeks later I found myself in Uppsala, Sweden immersed in the history of the father of scientific naming, Carl Linnaeus.