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Big Bird in the River

  By Outdoor Afro Leader Clay Anderson Last weekend, ten Outdoor Afros felt the tug to expand their horizons, enhance their awareness, and find inspiration. Thousands of Sandhill cranes, ducks, geese, and wading birds felt the urge to avoid the cold, find something to eat, and educate their progeny. The Cosumnes River Preserve consists of…

Still. Moving.

When I saw this nighttime image of Ocean Beach in San Francisco, it took my breath away. Using real film, the artist Africano Fotografia,  set his shutter to bulb for five minutes, and here is what we have (click for larger image): If you look at the upper right corner you can see the stars in rotation — a…

Our Photo Contest Winner!

Submitted by Donna Petagrew via Facebook, she writes: “My son George at the Tooth of Time summit peak (9,000 ft), Philmont Scout Ranch, Philmont New Mexico. This represented a summit in character as he had carried his teammate’s gear in order for both to reach the top together. The outdoors makes men out of boys.”…

Looking Into the Past

A photo of Edward Barnieh’s sister and mother, 8 months pregnant with him, taken in February 1978 by his dad in an urban park in Bloomsbury, UK. He holds that picture up in the exact same place February 2010. What memories do you have of your family enjoying nature? What can we imagine of our…

Raising Sand

I remember my southern mom always used the term, raising sand to describe someone having a fit. When I saw these images shared by facebook friend Aimee Allison, I almost wanted to shout in response to these stunning photos of real sand. This is the same sand that lines our coasts and fills our childhood sandboxes….

DC Photo Tours Connect Visitors with the Outdoors

Outdoor Afro Contributor Delane Sims Upon arriving at our nation’s capital for the first time, my mind started racing about all the attractions I wanted to see in my short visit.  Of course, the White House was a must-see along with all the amazing historic sites in the area.  And in my quest to get the most out…