Monday, November 20, 2017
Michael Stone Online

Browsing the "Travel & Culture" Category

In Photos: Zion and Other National Parks in Southern Utah

I finally had the opportunity to edit photos from my family trip in May to five national parks in southern Utah: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef. In case you can’t tell from the amount of photos selected, Zion was the favorite. But really, the whole region is one [...]

July 31, 2017 admin Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture 0

Syrian Refugee Finds New Life As Berliner

Nafeh Kurdi remembers the images of splattered red after the bombs fell. “It was very hard for me to see the blood on the floor,” the 20-year-old from Syria said. Amid the gruesome fighting in Syria, the strike had hit Kurdi’s university in Damascus, the country’s capital. It, plus his [...]

June 17, 2017 admin History, Reflections, Travel & Culture 0

In Photos: 500,000 Gather for Women’s March on Washington

A crowd of likely a half million or more gathered in and around the National Mall Saturday to celebrate womanhood and to stand in opposition to the newly inaugurated president, Donald Trump. The gathering comprised of majority women, so many of them donning pink “pussy hats” that a sea of the [...]

January 23, 2017 admin Journalism/Communications, Photo, Travel & Culture 0

In Photos: Fire Damage, Bears and Dollywood in the Smokies

I spent a few adventurous yet relaxing days in the Smoky Mountains for a Christmas vacation with family. The scenes were quite memorable: the damage from the intense fires that killed 14 and damaged or destroyed 2,400-plus buildings, but also the spectacular wildlife, including a mama bear and her two [...]

December 31, 2016 admin Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture 0

New Species Added: Eastern Lubber Grasshopper—Juvenile (Romalea Guttata)

Click photos to enlarge. Species are in alphabetical order and have an IUCN classification of “Least Concern” unless noted. Species and subspecies are identified by two- and three-word scientific names, respectively. All photos are by Michael Stone and are available for anyone wanting to use them for educational purposes. [...]

August 10, 2016 admin Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture 0

New Species Added: American Black Vulture (Coragyps Atratus)

Click photos to enlarge. Species are in alphabetical order and have an IUCN classification of “Least Concern” unless noted. Species and subspecies are identified by two- and three-word scientific names, respectively. All photos are by Michael Stone and are available for anyone wanting to use them for educational purposes. [...]

August 5, 2016 admin Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture 0