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"Salkantay Pass in Peru: just the most amazing mountain scenery I have ever got close up to; really was the trip of a lifetime." From Phill Watts.

"Salkantay Pass in Peru: just the most amazing mountain scenery I have ever got close up to; really was the trip of a lifetime." From Phill Watts.

Salkantay Mountain, Salkantay Trail, Peru.  This mountain route follows the ancient footsteps of the Incas and connects to the famous Inca trail.  Much more memorable, beautiful, magical and remote than the Inca trail if you are up for an adventure:)

Salkantay Mountain, Salkantay Trail, Peru. This mountain route follows the ancient footsteps of the Incas and connects to the famous Inca trail. Much more memorable, beautiful, magical and remote than the Inca trail if you are up for an adventure:)

June 1977  A painted prayer blooms on the cheeks of a Huichol woman, who uses lipstick to form a background for flower petals, symbols of fertility. Emblems of a sacred bird march across her headdress. In the solitude of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico’s Huichols still heed a pantheon of deities who rule their hearts- while the government introduces modern ways to help their bodies and minds.

June 1977 “ A painted prayer blooms on the cheeks of a Huichol woman, who uses lipstick to form a background for flower petals, symbols of fertility. Emblems of a sacred bird march across her.

Wirikuta - the people in the mountains in western Mexico

Huichol in the desert of Wirikuta, Mexico

Blue-bearded Helmetcrest, Oxypogon cyanolaemus, rediscovered after 69 yrs in the aftermath of fires across the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in CO

One of the first-ever photographs of a living blue-bearded helmetcrest (Oxypogon cyanolaemus). Photo courtesy of Carlos Julio Rojas/ProAves.