Enlightening the World

02Sep13_Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor, in Manhattan, New York City. The statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886, was a gift to the United States from the people of France.

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Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow
The Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) is a small American sparrow. This passerine bird breeds in Alaska, Canada, northern, central and Pacific coastal USA, Mexico and Guatemala. The Pacific and Mexican breeders are resident, but other populations are migratory, wintering from the southern United States across Central America and the Caribbean to northern South America. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

Canvasback

28May13_Canvas back
The Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) is the largest of the North American diving ducks. Clicked this at Duke Gardens, Durham. The reflections of the trees in the water and the sun ray highlighting the face of the bird gives a beautiful feel to the image.