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Mountain lion feeding on carcass thrills wildlife viewersJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Photo safari trip leader Brent Paull's game plan one day this month happily went out the window. A traveling wildlife guide from Tulare, California, Paull had just wrapped up leading three West Coast photographers on a three-day Yellowstone National Park tour. The group rolled into Jackson in the late afternoon to round out their week in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, pulling in around 4:15 p.m to the parking lot of the Super 8 Hotel. Greeting the bunch was "a line of 150 photographers" immediately across Highway 89. Naturally, they moseyed over with their cameras to see what was up. "We haven't actually checked in yet," Paull said. "We just got out of the car and walked across the street." Even as sunlight faded, there was no mistaking the critter centered in the viewfinder of Paull's long-lensed camera, mounted on a tripod on the sidewalk next to the Maverik convenience store. In the frame was a mountain lion, tucked into the base of a juniper tree on High School Butte. Social media had already tipped Paull and his clients off to a cougar visible somewhere in the Jackson area, but they had no idea the big feline was sticking tight to the slopes just across the street from their hotel. The close encounter thrilled Springfield, Oregon resident Jim Woodward - one of Paull's clients. "This is my first cougar," Woodward said. "It's amazing. We just drive in here to the motel, and there's a cougar on the hillside. Well, that's convenient." For almost a week the buzz around Jackson has been about a mountain lion drawn down to the base of the butte towering above town and staying put to dine on a mule deer carcass stashed by a rock retaining wall above South Park Loop Road. Word spread quickly after the...
❌13 STARTLING Things Not To Do In ASIACheck below to see more explained details. Traveling to Asia? Here are 13 things you need to know before your trip to avoid ruining your stay in Asia, especially if you plan to travel around Southeast Asia. This travel guide focuses on what not to do and serves as a guide for especially first timer visiting Asia. We hope you enjoy Asia. Besides knowing what to do in the country you are visiting, knowing what not to do is extremely important as well. After 2 years of traveling around Asia, we decide to share with you what not to do in Asia. This video will cover 13 different topics, everything from social norms and traditions, what to avoid, what not to forget and more which will help you travel better, safer and have less awkward moments on your trip in Asia. (NOTE: This travel guide is based on our experience while traveling to Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and Central Asia. The countries include Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, The Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Kazakhstan) ▶︎ MENTIONED : - CEPTICS Power Adapter: We actually use the power adapter called CEPTICS and totally love it, Check It out here: https://amzn.to/2K8ZCir __ ☀️ MORE OF DIVERTLIVING: ⇢ Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2SGZOJo ⇢ EXCLUSIVE Video on Patreon: http://bit.ly/2lEZ9cr __ ☀️ N O T E : Make sure you watch the video till the end to see the preview of Next Vlog so you know what to expect from our next Travel Vlog Series ⌲ S U B S C R I B E Best way to keep up with our VLOG don't forget to turn notification bell on so you WON'T miss any travel video from us !:) _ ☀️ H I G H L Y R E C O M M E N D E D : ⇢ ACCOM - Traveling somewhere soon and looking for accommodation? Save up to $55 on Airbnb using our link: https://bit.ly/2RLUCQd ( NOTE: we get $20 kickback at no extra cost to you, while you save up to $40 on the accommodation you book no matter how long you stay ) ⇢ EXPERIENCE - Get up $40 USD off the first booking on accommodation and $15 USD off an experience on Airbnb https://bit.ly/2RLUCQd ⇢ TRAVEL INSURANCE - This is the one we use: http://bit.ly/2YGCv28 ( we actually just switch from World Nomad to Safety Wing because when it comes to Word Nomads coverage for unexpected injuries they state that it has to be due to ’adventure activities’ or ’sports’ in which Safety Wing does not, also, you can cancel at any time you want ) ⇢ MUSIC : We use all music from Epidemic Sound. Check them out here http://bit.ly/2P2i7F0 __ ☀️O U R R E S O U R C E S ☼ Travel Blog: FREE Travel advice location-specific https://bit.ly/2F9NNWK ☼ VLOGGING - Our equipment: https://bit.ly/2zLrCke ☼ ACCOMMODATION - for your next Travel: https://bit.ly/2z0yf2C ☼ TRAVEL ESSENTIAL: https://bit.ly/2Dw74AI ☼ FREE CHECKLIST by country: https://divertliving.com/shop/ ☼ WHAT WE USE TO EDIT - https://bit.ly/2PVa9wV ☼ PACKING Essentials https://bit.ly/2F9NNWK ☼ OUR CAMERA GEAR - Our Travel and Vlogging Kit is always changing/added you can check it out here for the real-time update: https://bit.ly/2zLrCke __ ☀️G E T T O K N O W U S Hi, We are Jimmy and Tah, American and Thai Millennials left a career in military and finance to become full-time travelers, documenting our memories along the way. Met in August 2015 in South Korea, kicked off traveling in September 2017 with $4000 in a savings account and first started publishing our journey on the way we live the life we have always dreamt of - traveling and being able to work wherever we love ( as long as there are Wi-Fi and coffee) ☼ Still want to know more about each of us ? : http://bit.ly/2Un8MsM Thank you for joining us along this crazy journey __ THIS VIDEO KEYWORDS: Divertliving,travel,southeast asia travel,south east asia,how to travel south east asia,southeast asia travel tips,traveling southeast asia,what not to do while traveling,asia travel tips,asia,traveling,where to travel,southeastasia,backpacking southeast asia,southeast asia,not,dont,culture,etiquette,avoid,tips,visit,food,13 Things NOT To Do In ASIA,southeast asian culture,things not to do in southeast asia,things to avoid in asia,what not to do southeast asia #traveltips #travelinghacks
Why choose winter tires?Why choose winter tires? The reason to choose winter tires would be when living in an area that experiences severe winters. This is because nothing handles better on snow and ice than dedicated winter tires. Their special rubber compound and tread pattern are especially made to tackle the toughest of winters. Since winter tires are made only for the winter season they do not have to compromise for the other seasons. This makes the winter tire the best performing tire for winter road conditions. There is no doubt that dedicated winter tires, both studded winter tires and non-studded winter tires, give the ultimate performance in severe winter conditions, but how do you know when to change into winter tires?The general indications for winter tires are when the temperature drops near freezing. With studded tires this becomes more complicated as each state in the United States has different laws for their use. There are some States that allow their use as early as September while others not at all. There are also some States only allowing rubber studs while others allow both metal and rubber studs. Winter tires will improve traction, braking and handling, with today’s winter tires not being designed to perform just in snowy conditions, but perform better on cold, dry pavement as well. The big drawback with winter tires however is the need to change tires once the winter season is over. This is because the winter tires are not made to be used in other seasons but winter and in some States, it is even illegal, especially for studded tires.When equipping your car with winter tires, it is important that winter tires are installed in sets of four to help maintain control and stability of your vehicle. Whether you invest in studded or non-studded tires, you will be able to handle the toughest of winter conditions and if you live in an area with severe winters you will not be disappointed in their performance. When choosing winter tires make sure to consider your driving needs, do you live where cold temperatures are common? Do you drive on icy or snowy roads, do you drive early morning or late at night? Do you maintain the same speed regardless of temperature? Also are you dependent on your vehicle regardless of the weather? If the area where you live has mild winters then maybe an all-weather tire would suffice and if so, no changing over to winter tires is necessary.Winter tires are the ultimate choice for severe winter conditions and give the ultimate performance on both snow and ice, studded tires, even more so. In certain areas in the United States it is the safest choice to equip your car with dedicated winter tires for the winter season. When to put them on depends on where in the United States you live. Check your local laws before changing into winter tires, especially studded tires as they are not allowed in all States.
How To Take Great Travel Photos!I love photography - it's definitely one of my passions... as is travel, of course! But how do you get amazing photos of the places you visit? How many times have you been somewhere stunningly beautiful but when you've looked at your photos back home, it just doesn't look anywhere near as fabulous as it did in real life? If this has happened to you, read on for my best travel photography tips... Always have your camera/phone to hand! It sounds obvious, but if you don't, you could miss a great photo opportunity! [caption id=attachment_3480 align=aligncenter width=761] There were lots of photo opportunities whilst boring round the souks of Marrakech, Morocco [/caption] Learn to shoot on manual If you're using anything other than a phone to take photos, you need to learn to shoot in manual mode to give you more control. Your camera has a limited range if left to its own devices so you need to tweak the settings to get the best photo you can. You can make some corrections later, but it is quicker and easier to take the best shot you can get in the first place. So, read your camera's manual or, even better, book on a photography course. [caption id=attachment_3901 align=aligncenter width=760] Shooting on manual gives you much more control over your shots[/caption] Pay attention to composition The key to a great photo is great composition. Think about where everything is positioned in the shot and ask yourself if that is the best layout. Could you move slightly to get a better angle, for example? What about breaking the rule of thirds (where you split your shot into three and position the focal point off-centre)? [caption id=attachment_3897 align=aligncenter width=756] Don't be afraid to take photos from unusual angles[/caption] Think about the point of your shot What are you trying to capture? A beautiful landscape? A striking building? People? Atmosphere? Decide what the main feature is then compose the rest of the shot around it. And don't put yourself in EVERY shot - people know what you look like and would probably prefer to see where you've been! [caption id=attachment_3900 align=aligncenter width=744] I love the shape of the roof of the Winter Gardens in Sheffield[/caption] Get the lighting right The right light can make or break a shot. If the light is not good, can you come back later when it may be better? Think about the golden hours of photography - shortly after sunrise and just before sunset - as these times provide the most flattering light. Nighttime shots can look really effective, but you need to get your camera settings right. [caption id=attachment_3895 align=aligncenter width=583] I took various shots of Radio City in NYC but this is the one that I felt worked best[/caption] Tell a story Take photos that capture what is going on around you. Capture a moment that speaks to you... and that will speak to others too! Really look around you for interesting shots... you just never know what you might spot. [caption id=attachment_3894 align=aligncenter width=629] You can tell how content Freya is in this shot without even seeing her face![/caption] Be original Try not to take the same shots that every other tourist takes! Look for different views of your travels that are unique to you... try taking close-ups or spontaneous shots that capture the mood of a place. [caption id=attachment_3892 align=aligncenter width=775] I loved these brightly coloured spices in Marrakech, Morocco[/caption] Taking great travel photos (or any type of photos) is often a matter of trial and error - the more you experiment, the better your final results will be! So don't be afraid to try lots of different approaches! Do you like photography or do you have any great tips for budding travel photographers? Let me know int he comments below... Happy Snapping! Kate
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Boat Charter Komodo: Exploring Kalong IslandWhen you embark on an adventure to Komodo National Park you probably only expecting Komodo to be the only unique creature that you might find on land. But there’s a small island located near the border of Komodo National Park called Kalong Island. Usually, when you went with Boat Charter Komodo, they will take you there for a short trip before entering Komodo Island. Visiting Kalong Island via Boat Charter Komodo is the simplest way Kalong in the Javanese language means Bat. You might already guess why the island is called that by now, but yeah… the reason Is that there’s a large population of bats inhabiting this island. Other than bats, there’s also a group of dangerous animals like snakes roaming the island. Therefore, going to this island by yourself is certainly not safe. That’s why you will need a guide while traveling the island, and the cost for one day can reach IDR 3 million. Considering there’s not much to explore on the island, it’s really not worth spending that much on one day. So alternatively you can join a trip with boat charter Komodo and the fee for the guide is already included in the package, it’s more convenient that way and you can also guarantee to get a professional guide. What’s to see in Kalong Island? Kalong Island is surrounded by mangrove forests, and the bats can be seen on the trees during daylight shielding themselves from the heat of the sun. But do we come all the way here just to see bats hiding in the trees? Of course not. Well, there are some bats that already flying around at noon but the real attraction begins after sundown, at around 6 PM. By that time, you can hear faintly the bats are making a screeching sound to communicate with each other. And after a while, hundreds of them start flying from the trees into the skies. These bats are flying towards Flores island, where there are lots of fruit trees and plantation to get food, and then into the Komodo Island. You can enjoy the sight of this unique phenomenon near the shores or in the boat. You can even request the captain to adjust the boat to get a better view. I mean, where else can you see a swarm of bats flying in the sky while enjoying your drinks right? More Komodo Travelling Tips: 17 essential items for your awesome Komodo Liveaboard trip Komodo Cruises Labuan Bajo: What to Pack on a Liveaboard Green Travelling with Komodo Cruises Labuan Bajo Other activities to Do with Boat Charter Komodo Aside from its population of bats, this island also has a good snorkeling and diving spots. Like Manta Point, there are population of jellyfish in the area. Although not as beautiful as other diving spots, the sight of jellyfish swimming through the coals can truly be a sight to behold. So, what are you waiting for? Witness yourself the magnificent Kalong Island and make your holiday something to remember! Contact Boat Charter Komodo nearby and prepare to meet these flying creatures dancing through the night sky!