Denver Botanic Garden

There are several cities with wonderful botanical gardens, but we believe that the Denver Botanic Garden is one of the best. Between the tropical flowers, rotating art displays, and special events, there is always something interesting to see at the garden. We especially enjoyed the variety of colorful orchids that we saw during our visit there. It is a great way to spend a summer afternoon, walking the flower lined paths and seeing the gardens dedicated to different regions around the world. The Denver Botanic Garden will often create displays on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver to allow shoppers to see some of the wonderful flowers that can be found in the gardens. If you are planning a trip to Denver, we’d definitely recommend that you consider adding the Botanic Gardens to your itinerary.

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One of the Garden Displays
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Lily Pond
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Orchid in the Hot House
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Walking the Grounds of the Botanic Garden
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Colorful Flowers
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Another Orchid
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Bridge Over the Water
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Reflections in the Pond
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Statues Made of Drift Wood
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Walking Through the Hot House
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Victorian Secret Garden
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Water Feature in the Garden
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Garden Outside of the Hot House
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Unique Tropical Flowers

 

Seeing Unusual Animals During Travels

There are some places where you expect to see some unusual animals, such as when going to the jungle or desert. Some places are associated with certain animals, so they often use them as part of tourist attractions, like riding a camel or seeing a snake charmer. Other times, it is simply a random event where you just happen to see animals in their natural environment as part of a hike. We have certainly seen our fair share of different animals, some of them cute and some of them not so much. Whenever we see animals, we do our best to get a photograph of them, with varying results. Do you take photographs of animals during your travels?

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Mountain Goats
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Three-Toed Tree Sloth
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Adorable Baby Monkey
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Llama on Moon Island in Bolivia
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Agouti in Panama
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Camel in Egypt
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Snake Charmer in Morocco
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Bird on the Porch of Our Eco Lodge
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Tarantula Crawling Out of a Tree
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Blurry Picture of Giant River Otters in the Amazon Jungle

Colorful Flowers Around the World

Regardless of where we travel to, whenever we see a beautiful flower we tend to take a close-up picture of it. We have been to many tropical locations, which have amazing flowers, but we see beautiful flowers in the hearts of cities as well. Obviously we also see wild flowers along the trails during our hikes. What we love about the close-up pictures is how it often captures the contrasting colors within the flower petals. We have included many of our favorite flowers here. Do you take photographs of flowers that you come across during your travels?

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Beautiful Wildflower
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White and Red Orchid
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Flowers in the Jungle
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Yellow Wildflowers
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Tropical Flower
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Colorful Flower in Ecuador
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Butterfly on a Flower
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Very Unique
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Flower in the Jungle of Panama
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Flowers in a Park
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Bright Orange Flowers
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Purple Wildflower
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Interesting Yellow Wildflower
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Tropical Flower in Panama