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QT Luong
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Attended PhD University of Paris, ENS, X
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Each of Zion’s canyons have an individual character. Pine Creek offered a hauntingly beautiful subterranean experience in a surprisingly cold slot canyon, very different from Mystery Canyon. Read more: http://qtl.us/1Iw6xdi
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One thing that I didn't expect is that even when the temperatures in the desert soar in the 100Fs, the water in the subterranean canyons remains cold enough that without protection such as wetsuits, it is very easy to get hypothermic. More: http://qtl.us/1Kf6UKS
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now that's extreme hiking
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Besides exploration, the thrill of canyoneering consists in using various techniques to pass obstacles. Rappels are necessary when you encounter large drops. Sounds fun ? More: http://qtl.us/1Kf6UKS
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After nearly getting lost in the desert by myself at night, I gave myself a break by skipping sunrise the next day. With careful positioning, the morning sun was still low enough to reveal textures. More: http://qtl.us/1FPBNPj
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Amongst the five sand dunes in Death Valley National Park, the Ibex Dunes are the second-easiest to access, however, few visit them. I didn’t see a single other car there, nor did I notice any footprints other than mine. Read about this wild area, and a close call I experienced there: http://qtl.us/1FPBNPj
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Playas are dried lake beds. Many exist in Death Valley, while they are quite rare in other National Parks. The Panamint Playa is quite extensive and much easier to access than the famous Racetrack. It is bisected by CA-190 between miles 3.5 and 4.2 east of Panamint Springs Resort. You can just park on the side of the road and wander for many miles on either side to look for special textures. More: http://qtl.us/1L1Iapr
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that's very beatiful
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This delightful fern-lined spring, far away from the trail, was one of the discoveries we made in Zion's Mystery Canyon. More: http://qtl.us/1Kf6UKS
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Sei il maestro del banco ottico complimenti per la tua ricerca fotografica wolfango Donzelli
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Mystery Canyon started on a gentle plateau, but ended in the Narrows with a perfect finale, the rappel along Mystery Falls – the first landmark that you see when you hike into the Narrows. I was elated to see this familiar sight from a new perspective. More: http://qtl.us/1Kf6UKS
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Zion is a land of deeply cut and narrow canyons. With a few exceptions, their beauty cannot be seen by hiking. On my last trip to Zion, by descending some of the “technical” canyons that require the use of ropes and harnesses, I sought to experience parts of the park seen only by few visitors. Read more about Mystery Canyon: http://qtl.us/1Kf6UKS
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The Ibex Dunes are not the tallest nor most extensive in Death Valley. However, unlike other dunes, they do not form a continuous dune field but instead consist of distinct patches that stretch for about two miles. This, combined with their remoteness, makes for a great place to explore. To find your car by dark, be more careful than I was: http://qtl.us/1FPBNPj
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Death Valley is the only National Park to feature extensive salt flats. However, last April, I found the whole Badwater area to be brown and dirty-looking. The salt pan along the West Side Road wasn’t much better. To produce beautiful polygons, the basins need to be flooded, but the last time this happened was 2010. The Cottonball Basin, being close to Salt Creek (the wettest area in the park), fared a bit better. That’s the only place where I could find decent salt formations, although not polygons. More: http://qtl.us/1L1Iapr
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n Mid-April, temperatures on the Death Valley floor already soared in the 100s. At Lee Flat I was barely able to stay warm despite wearing a thick fleece jacket while I was roaming at night amongst the Joshua Trees. The desert is such a place of contrasts! from: http://www.terragalleria.com/parks/np.death-valley.html
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full-time travel & nature photographer. 1st to shoot all 59 US National Parks
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I celebrate the splendor and variety of the natural and human heritage through my photography.  Favoring clarity and truthfulness, I seek to convey the emotions and the sense of connection that I experienced in some of the most beautiful corners of the earth, with the hope that aesthetic appreciation will lift our soul and eventually lead to awareness and respect for our planet and its inhabitants.

I am known for being the first to  photograph each of the 59 US National Parks and also for my website http://www.terragalleria.com with more than 30,000 images from around the world  - one of the most visited of all individual photographer's websites (~ 500,000 monthly visits). Print sales and image licensing from that website are the sole source of income for our family. 

My photographs have been published in more than 30 countries, in every possible media, and in two large photo books under my name: "Beautiful North America" (2007) and "Spectacular Yosemite" (2011). They have been the subject of museum and gallery solo exhibits on both US coasts. I have been profiled in more than a dozen press articles (eg, Boston Globe, National Geographic Explorer, Parks Magazine, Outdoor Photographer), and featured as a character in Ken Burn's film "The National Parks, America's Best Idea" (2009).
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Father of two, co-winner of first Koenderink prize for fundamental contributions to computer vision, climbed solo Mt Mc Kinley and four Italian Mont Blanc routes, first ascent of a V-6 frozen waterfall
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Quang-Tuan Luong