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These photos are from one of my family’s recent visits to the National Zoo. During the winter, the Zoo’s Amazonia building is a warm, humid, and enchanting refuge from the cold outside.

A good summary from the National Zoo’s website:

Amazonia, the largest and most complex exhibit ever built at the National Zoo, opened to the public in 1992. The 15,000-square-foot rainforest habitat of the exhibit includes a cascading tropical river and a 55,000-gallon aquarium for the display of Amazon River fish.

Within Amazonia’s dome, visitors find a living tropical forest with more than 350 species of plants, including 50-foot-tall trees, tropical vines, and epiphytes. This habitat is also home to dozens of species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects typical of the Amazon Basin, all moving throughout the exhibit. Smooth-sided toads and silver-beaked tanagers breed freely, titi monkeys jump from branch to branch, a two-toed sloth hides behind large leaves, white-bellied hummingbirds zip about.

It really is as good as the description makes it out to be. But without further ado, more photographs. (more…)

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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

I will just get right out there and say it: from a spectator’s standpoint, my wife and I were very disappointed by The Rally to Restore Sanity. It was an event we were looking forward to attending, and we expected a big crowd. (more…)

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This post is the 1st in a continuing series featuring evergreen web content from my friends and others. These are articles, videos, and other web content that will be relevant for a long period of time. They are periodically published when the “Cool Links” page of my website spills over a little too much with awesome content. You can read more about my experiment by clicking here (but be warned, it’s a pretty geeky discussion). Enjoy!

Articles

Even Babies Discriminate: Kids as young as 6 months judge others based on skin color. What’s a parent to do? (in Newsweek)

Photographs

Galleries from National Geographic’s Annual International Photography Contest (more…)

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I always like when businesses choose to show some imagination and personality rather than opt for a stale uniform way of promoting their business. So I was happy to see this sign in a local business called Ike & Jane Cafe and Bakery. (more…)

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the Georgia Aquarium with my family. I managed to snag some very nice photos (like the saw shark above) that showcase amazing marine environments. (more…)

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Yesterday afternoon I spotted a pair of birds making a nest. It was in a cute, but potentially dangerous spot: a flower pot on my parents’ outdoor deck table.

It seemed like a place where their eggs might get stolen, but they did not seem to care, and neither did my wife– who saw it as a well-timed symbol of our 4 year wedding anniversary. Alicia said that the pair of Carolina wrens were starting their family, just as we did not long ago. I made a few jokes about how soon the birds would have a broken family (after squirrels raided their nest), but Alicia just brushed them off.

This morning I decided to show Alicia that I wasn’t 100% brute, so I took 30 minutes and had fun photographing the birds as they collected materials for their nest.

If you would like to see the whole batch of photos, you can enjoy them by clicking here.

All images © Levi Novey

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A sea lion rests on a rock on one of the small Ballestas Islands.

My family recently returned to the United States from Peru, but before we left we took time to take a wonderful trip to Paracas National Park with my parents. It is located on Peru’s desert coast, about 4 hours south of Lima. I will let the photos speak for themselves, and invite you to look through more on Facebook if you are interested. (more…)

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