Dave Engler

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I spent 10 days in Costa Rica a few years ago along with 9 friends from the QC Photo Club on a trip hosted by Greg Basco.  We spent time in the rain forest photographing poisonous frogs, monkeys, hummingbirds and a multitude of exotic creatures.  We even got to spend a few hours at a farm where wild McCaw are rehabilitated.  We spent time in a cloud forest photographing landscapes and more exotic creatures.  While spending time at Arenal volcano we were fortunate enough to see three species of toucans.


Photography is a hobby for me.  My favorite is nature photography.  I like being outdoors and exploring different areas of the country and world.  In the winter I often spend my weekends at Lock & Dam 14 on the Mississippi River.  I’m never alone, even on the coldest days there are other photographers capturing pictures of our nation’s symbol.

I have been fortunate to travel to the national parks in Utah four times and I’m sure I will be back for another visit in the future.  I’ve spent time in the Arches and Canyonlands parks around Moab.  Zion National Park is a special place, much different than Arches and Canyonlands.  My favorite park in Utah has to be Bryce.  Standing at the top of the rim looking over the vast hoodoos never gets old.  On my last trip, Lisa and I timed it so we could spend time at Bryce when the moon did not interfere with taking pictures of the stars.  They say you can see over 7000 stars on a moonless night.  You can walk around without a flash light from the start light.