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    Jon Holtz
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Taken in Wadi Rum in southern Jordan.  It was about 110 degrees this day.  The red sand is beautiful.  Several movies have been filmed here including Lawrence of Arabia and The Martian.  Incredibly surreal place. The Bedouin people that still live here are the definition of tough.
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.  #Jordan #Wadirum #desert #redsand #travel #travelphotography #landscape #wander #passport #passionfortravel
Yea, King Herod knew where to live.  Right on the beautiful Mediterranean.  This was taken at the site of one of his palaces in Israel. .
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#Israel #travel #travelphotography #camera #useyourpassport #luggage #nikon #wander #worldtravels #worldwide  #framephoto #wanderlust
An apartment building in Tel Aviv.  Loved the pattern and repetition. .
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#Tel Aviv #Israel #patterns #rhythm #movement #travelphotography #useyourpassport #fineartphotography #photography #nikon #findbeauty #reflections
Throwback to 2009 in Peru. I was actually much happier than I look here. I was just feeling the altitude during a hike. Photo credit to my dad.
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#travel #travelphotography #peru #perutravel #nikon #passionfortravel #passport #getoutintheworld #wander
I have not been real active here lately.  This is why. My newest knee s on the left. Some extra metal left from a 2008 surgery on top there. Road to full recovery is underway. .
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#healing #kneereplacement #staypositive
I have not been real active here lately. This is why. My newest knee s on the left. Some extra metal left from a 2008 surgery on top there. Road to full recovery is underway. . . . . #healing  #kneereplacement  #staypositive 
As a ceramics teacher I immediately noticed these large kilns on my first trip to China. So on my next trip there I simply found one and asked to look around.  I didn't think I would get in. Not only did they let me in, they were flattered that someone was interested in their work.  They made clay bricks and roof tiles. I was able to go on top of them, in them, and watch as they were unloaded. Dorky, but way cool for a clay person.
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#China #chinaphotography #travel #travelphotography #adventure #useyourpassport #ceramics #clay #photography #nikon #luggage
As a ceramics teacher I immediately noticed these large kilns on my first trip to China. So on my next trip there I simply found one and asked to look around. I didn't think I would get in. Not only did they let me in, they were flattered that someone was interested in their work. They made clay bricks and roof tiles. I was able to go on top of them, in them, and watch as they were unloaded. Dorky, but way cool for a clay person. . . . . #China  #chinaphotography  #travel  #travelphotography  #adventure  #useyourpassport  #ceramics  #clay  #photography  #nikon  #luggage 
Going back to 2003 in the Brazilian Amazon. I had just finished piranha fishing and we went to a locals house where the wife prepared the fish and the husband brought me out back where I noticed these phallic carvings. I asked my guide what they were about.  He replied, "He is the local condom maker." Yea right. Sure enough this was true. So he harvests some rubber from the tree and fires up his oven and pours it over the wooden mold and 30 seconds later, a brand new condom! I just regret that I didn't buy one!
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#braziltravel #brazil #Amazon #amazontravels #photography  #travelphotography #nikon #beautifulworld #passionfortravel #passport #souvenir
Going back to 2003 in the Brazilian Amazon. I had just finished piranha fishing and we went to a locals house where the wife prepared the fish and the husband brought me out back where I noticed these phallic carvings. I asked my guide what they were about. He replied, "He is the local condom maker." Yea right. Sure enough this was true. So he harvests some rubber from the tree and fires up his oven and pours it over the wooden mold and 30 seconds later, a brand new condom! I just regret that I didn't buy one! . . . #braziltravel  #brazil  #Amazon  #amazontravels  #photography  #travelphotography  #nikon  #beautifulworld  #passionfortravel  #passport  #souvenir 
Back in 2009 in Peru. Somewhere down the Amazon.  We ended up at the swamp of death. There was a HUGE dead snake floating in it. Ah, good times.  My dad, my nephew,  and brothers. .
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#travelphotographyšŸ“· #travelphotography #travel #travelperu #travelamazon #photography #globe #globetrekker #beautifulworld #nikon #adventure #wanderlust
Had a blast camping at Lake Shetek State Park.  Beautiful prairies. .
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#landscape #camping #landscapephotography #stateparks #minnesota #minnesotastateparks
I had the idea for this photo in my head for a long time.  When I found this bike sitting there, looking like it had been there since Mao died, I knew there was something there. The dust, the bike, the writing.  It all comes together and screams China. .
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#travelphotographyšŸ“· #travel # China #chinaphotography #wander #passport #bicycle #globe #globaltravel #fineartphotography #asia #passionfortravel #travelarenas
Cuba, such a vibrant and warm place to be. Here we have the classic car, tobacco fields.  All things that Cuba is known for. .
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#cubaphotography #cuba #cubatobacco #travelphotographyšŸ“· #travel #travelcuba #passport #wander #wanderlust #globetrekker #globe #luggage #nikon #travelarenas
Patience.......
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#patience #fishing #noworries
Carlos,  my guide, my friend.  I learned more about photography from this man than all the books I have ever read put together.  His eye for composition is unmatched.  To be as successful as he is in Cuba,  you have to bust ass every day.  Gracias mi amigo.
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#cubaphotography #cuba #Havana #mentor #travelphotographyšŸ“· #travelphotography #nikon #globe #globetrekker #travel #portrait #travelportrait
Dancing is like breathing to the Cubans.  Even this Lutheran danced twice in one week while I was there.  This photo was made at a performance I attended.  Using a slow shutter speed to show the movement. .
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#cuba #cubaphotography #travelphotographyšŸ“· #travelphotography #nikon #beautifulworld #wander #passport #dance #motion #movement #livelife #pursuepassions #globe #globaltravel #globetrekker
At Northern Clay Center once again.  Kevin Caulfield rocking a huge vase. Great day.
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#clay #ceramics #mnclay #art #artist #artists #clayart #clayartist
You can have the beach.  Spring break 2018 was in Waterloo WI.  At TREK bicycle headquarters.  The promised land.  They give free tours and we even ran into Jens Voigt!!
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#trek #trekbikes #tour #jensvoigt #freakinawesome #bikinggod #friends #wisconsin
Praying at the Western Wall.  I had dreamed of seeing this place for so long. It is always oddly satisfying to to make those types of travels a reality. Where are you going next? .
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#travelphotographyšŸ“· #travel #globaltravel #dream #makeithappen #Israel  #travelvisa #photography #nikon #framephoto
Another one at The Dome of the Rock.  Beautiful architecture. .
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#travelphotographyšŸ“· #travel #beautifulworld #photography #nikon #globaltravel #globetrotter  #Israel #jerusalem #