Photo Contest 2014

Brenda Colebrook - General Interest Studies, Tanzania 2014

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    The picture captured the lions disapproval of human presence, being challenged by the vehicle bringing tourists, and the growl voiced during the picture taken certainly “challenged” the photographer.
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    Serenity filled my soul witnessing this sunset. This sunset brought my mind, body and spirit back to Earth. There is no better place to witness a sunset than through the silhouette of an Acacia tree!
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    The Elephant mother showered sand over her baby to prevent sunburn and as a protection against bugs.
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    A magnificent tree that offers protection and seclusion for various wildlife. This adorable lion cub was calmly nested into the tree’s massive trunk.
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    This beautiful little shy girl needed some time to become comfortable with me taking pictures. She followed me with her hands covering her face, but when I was able to show her the picture of herself in my camera, I could sense a reserved joy and see a beautiful smile.

Courtney Kenny - NRET Field School, Costa Rica 2014

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    This is a view from the side of the road when we were traveling from the Province of Cartago to the Province of Puntarenas.
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    This was the only day that we could see the top of the volcano. We went on an Arenal National Park tour and got to see the volcano from a closer view.
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    After a morning suspension bridge tour we went on a canopy tour. This is an action shot of me zip lining.

David Leman - General Interest Studies, Tanzania 2014

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David Stearns - NRET Field School, Costa Rica 2014

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Debbie Dow - General Interest Studies, Tanzania 2014

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    In Swahili a Lion is called Simba.
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    The threat display of the yawn can usually be used to settle minor conflicts. In Swahili, a Hippopotamus is called Kiboko.
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    "Kirks Dik-dik", a male African Dwarf Antelope. In Swahili, a "Dik-dik" is called Digidigi.
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    A young Maasai girl with the Canadian flag modeling her new hat.
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    Dave Leman, CNC Trip Leader quietly approaching while observing wildlife grazing near our tented camp.

Hira Rashid - International Social Work Practicum, Costa Rica 2014

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    This picture captures the beauty of the Arenal Volcano in Arenal, Costa Rica. The volcano was known to be dormant for over a hundred years until it erupted in 1968. The city of La Fortuna lays beneath this beautiful volcano and is surrounded with lush, green scenery. The town itself has a collection of resorts, family restaurants and a wonderful little café where chefs create handmade chocolates and desserts, perfect for indulging whilst looking out at the horizon and enjoying the view of the volcano.
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    Sunset at Playa Tamarindo (Tamarind Beach). My group of volunteers and I enjoyed a small getaway at Playa Tamarindo one weekend where we swam in the ocean, ate delicious local food and enjoyed the beautiful sunset; warming ourselves by a bonfire with drinks. Swimming in the ocean was just as exhilarating as watching the sun set at the end of a long day.
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    This beautiful parrot was sitting outside the main lodge where we went to zipline and bungee jump. He was very friendly and even sat on people's shoulders. We fed him nuts and berries while we waited our turn to go on the zipline tour. He sat patiently while we took photos of him and eventually flew away only to return a few minutes later.
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    We dressed up in the colours of the Costa Rican soccer team for the first day of the FIFA world cup! The day was spent watching the opening ceremony and cheering for our team! All the children dressed up as well! We had snacks and drinks and celebrated the beginning of the games!
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    This is the first day I worked with the older group of children at the daycare! We hit it off really well and played many games! I taught them English and they helped me with my Spanish! These children were so loving and caring; always giving me hugs and holding my hand. This is the first group picture we took, making the peace sign! It took a few shots to get most of them to look at the camera and this was the best one!
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    This was the last day that I taught this group of children! We were so sad that I had to leave the next day! We spent the whole day watching a movie, playing games and making bracelets! We decided to take silly photos so I could remember all the good times that we had! I will miss them and I really hope I can return one day to visit them!

Lorelei Hilton - General Interest Studies, Tanzania 2014

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    A young Maasai youth in full face paint and headdress. They wear the face paint and soot their body to be completely black after their circumcision ceremony, and warrior ceremony when they elevate from boyhood to Maasai Warrior.
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    After travelling through a dusty Tsetse fly infested forest, we came out onto a beautiful open field with a lake in the background. A small herd of giraffe were standing on the shallow water along the shoreline with a flock of flamingoes in the background. Absolutely beautiful!
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    This beautiful young Hazda woman was standing just inside the doorway of the doma. We were invited to see how to grind corn. The only light comes from outside through the door.
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    Our fearless safari leaders, Dave and Hagai, discussing which way to go to our next camp. This stone marker was the border marker between Kenya and Tanzania.
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    One of the many beautiful sunsets in Serengeti National Park.
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    Resting after a recent feast of cape buffalo. Close by was their pride of lions and babies. Amazing!

Nyree Opree - Global Leadership Program, Korea 2014

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    South Korea has a rich culture that is still very evident in their technological advanced world.
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    This beautiful pagoda helps express the beauty within Korean culture and traditions.
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    Working in groups to learn how to make a traditional Korean food. It was so much fun getting to know each person while cooking. The picture shows the final product and needless to say that the roll was delicious.
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    This is the beautiful view of the beach and city of Haeundae. Absolutely breathtaking!
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    Despite the rainy day while at the beach, the group of Global Leadership Students made the most out of this glorious day enjoying each others company and friendship.
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    Being a part of the Global leadership conference has been a once in a lifetime opportunity that has allowed me to meet amazing people.

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