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Net Neutrality

On July 12, 2017, websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Learn how you can join the protest and spread the word at https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/.

 

Right now, new FCC Chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai has a plan to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies immense control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, the FCC will give companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T control over what we can see and do on the Internet, with the power to slow down or block websites and charge apps and sites extra fees to reach an audience.

 

If we lose net neutrality, we could soon face an Internet where some of your favorite websites are forced into a slow lane online, while deep-pocketed companies who can afford expensive new “prioritization” fees have special fast lane access to Internet users – tilting the playing field in their favor.

 

But on July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them. Websites, Internet users, and online communities will stand tall, and sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality.

 

The Battle for the Net campaign will provide tools for everyone to make it super easy for your friends, family, followers to take action. From the SOPA blackout to the Internet Slowdown, we’ve shown time and time again that when the Internet comes together, we can stop censorship and corruption. Now, we have to do it again!

 

Learn more and join the action here: https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12

 


Preening Eagle

Bald Eagle [Haliaeetus leucocephalus]

Perched and waiting…..

Spring is here, the cranes are in the Valley so we took a trip down to check things out. Not many ducks around yet, the cranes were in various areas of the Monte Vista National Wildlife refuge but most stayed waaay out of range.

We got lucky and spotted this mature Bald Eagle hanging out in a cottonwood tree near the Rio Grande River. Sometimes birds of prey like hawks and eagles spend a lot of time perched, waiting and watching for something to catch for a meal. Much of that time they do very little other than pose nicely. If you wait long enough behavior happens. Well, preening isn’t all that exciting but this is an eagle and it is beautiful.

Bald Eagle [Haliaeetus leucocephalus]

This image was cropped in Lightroom. Original made with a Nikon D800 and Nikon 500mm f4 lens. 1.2 in-camera crop so lens is equivalent to a 600mm.

Bald Eagle [Haliaeetus leucocephalus]

This image same as above.


The Colors of Fall

Owl Creek Pass in autumn

Looking up the Cimarron

Yes, fall is long gone from these parts, winter has finally began to exert its dominance. If you are among the many that just don’t like winter, the cold, the dark, the dreariness of it all, here are a few images from this past fall. See, there was color in the world. (more…)


Back up the River

Also known as guatusa in Ecuador, the Black Agouti is common in mature as well as disturbed montane forest and rainforest.

Also known as guatusa in Ecuador, the Black Agouti is common in mature as well as disturbed montane forest and rainforest.

Morning came without the sun, a dim awareness of nights end. The rain started early, slowly, almost like an afterthought.  (more…)