Finding tranquility in the chaos at Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve near San Diego, California.

I am not above the cynical exploitation of the ape body for clicks.

A hike on the Difficult Run Trail with the DC Hiking and Backpacking Club.

A river otter opens wide to scarf down a snack.

A gorilla portrait from my visit to the zoo this past weekend, with contemplation about the morality of confining and displaying animals for our own amusement.

Despite a tumble, I enjoyed the beautiful colors of sunset, having used Skyfire to assess the likelihood of great light.