This month’s round-up of photographs from our camera-toting Pathfinders community features colours that pop, surprising textures and one adorable peek-a-boo (that’s not the Latin term) monkey.
Las Coloradas, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
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?These stunning pink lakes in the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula might look man-made, but the colour is all natural! The water turns pink because of an abundance of the same organisms that give flamingos their pink feathers. The lakes, which are part of a local salt works, start out brown or orange. As the water evaporates leaving a higher concentration of salt, the lakes turn pink, creating a magical effect!? – Emily Luxton, @em_luxton.
Why we like it: This is the perfect landscape with a surprise punch: clouds dotting the clear blue sky, endless horizon and then… pink water" And it’s all natural" This is an amazing find and the image is strengthened by the smart use of cropping and framing. We often hear, ‘rule-of-thirds, rule-of-thirds’ but in this case splitting the horizon right across the middle just draws us in further in.
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?The Zanzibar red colobus monkeys are an endangered species endemic to Unguja Island. They can be found all over Jozani Forest and we saw plenty. This one was just as curious about us as we were of him!? ? Natasha & Cameron, @theworldpursuit.
Why we like it: The natural framing that the green foliage gives to the monkey’s face is spot on. Using a long lens on the camera has made the depth-of-field very shallow and adds even more emphasis to the little creature. Our simian relatives can be really expressive and with this gaze there is no doubt he’s on to us and our human camera ways.
Shantinath Mandir temple in Jamnaga...