These photos are of the sand dunes in Sossusvlei, Namibia. I'm currently studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, and took a road trip through Namibia with some friends before our exams start. We stayed at a campground an hour away and then drove to the dunes for sunrise--the colors and sand was unlike anything I'd seen before. I’ve seen hundreds of photos of dunes on Instagram and by other photographers, so I was trying to balance this new experience with making photos that were unique to the place.
The birds of the Leslie Science and Nature Center are a hidden gem of Ann Arbor. The predatory birds in the collection include a bald eagle, several species of owls and vultures. Other animals at the exhibits include insects, reptiles and amphibians. Also on the grounds are nature trails, ponds and gardens.