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By Vladimir Brezina

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A friend brought us flowers.

But flowers are not just flowers—they are a photo-op!

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By Vladimir Brezina

He may be smiling sweetly

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but he’s still sizing you up as prey

Intense 2 Intense 3(still working on those Australia photos!)

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Intense.


By Vladimir Brezina

On a Florida beach, different species stake out their respective territories with boundaries virtual—

Black skimmers on St. Pete Beach

or actual—

Still, invasion often occurs…

A monster approaches(Black skimmers on St. Pete Beach, Florida. Story and more photos here.)

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Boundaries.


By Vladimir Brezina


A contribution to Ailsa’s photo challenge this week, Fruit.


By Vladimir Brezina

Summer is past, and it’s time for a change—

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A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Change.

Happy Fall!

By Vladimir Brezina

BacklitWe passed the September Equinox earlier today—and so, Happy Fall, everyone!

(Or of course, in the Southern hemisphere, Happy Spring!)


Tugboat Race 2015

By Vladimir Brezina

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Ah, the familiar first signs of Fall: the first crisp days and chilly nights, trees beginning to turn color here and there, migrating geese honking overhead…

And, of course, the Tugboat Race.

Tugboat Race 49Every year on Labor Day Sunday, the Working Harbor Committee brings together, in the Hudson River off Midtown Manhattan, a collection of New York Harbor tugs—those that can spare a rare half-day off work—to engage in

Tugboat Race 73various feats of tugboat strength: a race, nose-to-nose pushing contests, a line-throwing competition, and, for the kids as well as hyper-competitive tugboat captains, a spinach-eating contest.

We’ve attended the last three years, and written quite a bit about the occasion (in 2012, 2013, and 2014). So let’s go straight to the photos of this year’s event, the 23rd Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition!

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