I like to explore, and I often use other peoples' photos on Panoramio to give me an idea of the countryside and scenery I'm going to see. With this in mind, I'd like to share a few of my photos with you, illustrating the kind of spots I get to visit in my free time, wherever in the world I am working, and hopefully inspire some of you lot to go and explore as well.
As you meander through the photos, the more astute of you will notice that I have a strong interest in mountains, geology, archaeology and botany as well as working in the oil and gas industry. For those who care about these things, all my remaining hair is my own although I usually keep my hat on to prevent any more blowing away.
My flora photos usually try and incorporate a view or something by which you can locate the picture relatively easily, in case you want to find the plant itself. This is why there's relatively few flora photos uploaded compared to the number of species I've seen. When you get to a plant locality, please don't collect anything, or there will be nothing left for others to look at.
I don't like to use photo-editing software, so almost everything you see is straight from the camera apart from the occasional crop or straightening of a wonky skyline here and there. I discard a lot of photos...!