Try it!

Osprey fishing

Try God

Many of you ask me “what do you do to be at the right time in the right place in order to capture these animal pictures?” Well, I just pray. Every little thing, every experience, can be a spiritual experience.

I talk to God before leaving home to take pictures, while driving, and also while in the wilderness by myself not only for protection but also to take me to the right spot where I can take the pictures. He is the creator of every living creature and they obey him. I use that in my favor 😎.
And although I don’t always come back home with the pictures I wanted/dreamed of I never return empty handed. Talking to God never ever leaves me empty!
I challenge you to talk to Him and ask Him for advice in those things you wish to improve. What would you lose anyway? Do the math :).

Old Havana

We humans started using makeup a long time ago to cover our imperfections. We hope to give a good impression, even if it isn’t a real one. Usually the more imperfect we are the more makeup we use. Perhaps Havana is the same. Perhaps it’s beautiful makeup is hiding wrinkles caused by a long time suffering due to communism. Oh!, Havana. If you could talk…

Cuba 2019-26

Underworld

Host of Disneyland and featured as the most visited city in the nation according to Forbes, Orlando ranked 3rd in the country in number of calls to the national human-trafficking hotline in 2017. As bad as this issue is, the worst part is the unawareness not only by the Orlando residents itself but also the 62.7 million tourists visiting Orlando annually. As always, kids and young girls are the most targeted ones.

HT-2“Because of our tourism, because we are transient, because we are growing rapidly, it makes us a community where this type of exploitation is more likely to happen,” said Tomas Lares, founder and executive director of Florida Abolitionist, the regional nonprofit organization devoted to eradicating the problem. “Too often, we don’t know our neighbors, so a house where people are kept for trafficking is more likely to escape notice.” In 2016, hundreds of missing kids were reported in Florida.

HT-3Awareness is the main factor when it comes to prevention. As parents (adults or family members), not leaving your kids alone is the main and most important protection against this type of crimes.

Underworld
Many Orlando residents experience the Amber alerts, and although it might seem like a too-often event, the truth is that is not even near to the reality of an industry that operates underneath our noses, “underworld”. Many little ones are never found. Some are though, but their lives changed the moment they were taken and “I’m sorry” or blaming ourselves will never revert that.