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Photography is a visual medium. And so, TheWorldinLight logo takes the shape of the human eye. Picures in TheWorldinLight gallery come from around the world, and so our logo uses the earth as the eye itself. The goal of TheWorldinLight is to provide images and information that assists travelers in answering a single question: "is this destination one that I want to visit?" In doing so, we hope to also entertain you. All proceeds from advertising and photo sales are used for charitable and good-will projects. TheWorldinLight Photo Gallery was founded in 2005. Find us now on Facebook at TheWorldinLight Facebook Page.

Photos of the world in light: Latest Updates and New Pages

December 14, 2015  A new page of photos has been added to show the rock formations that exist at Whitney Pocket in the Gold Butte region of southern Nevada. Additional photos of the Little Finland area of Gold Butte have also been added.

November 1, 2015   After spending a month in Scotland, I've now created a number of webpages with slideshows and brief descriptions of a number of locations and sites within the country, including ancient castles, cathedrals, abbeys, fishing villages and scenery. One might begin with Hermitage Castle. From there, there are links to many other pages of Scotland photos. I hope you'll enjoy them.

August 9, 2015   I've added more photos of Venezuela in separate pages. These include The Trek to Roraima Tepui showing photos of the grasslands of the Gran Sabana of Venezeula, as seen on the two day, two night trek to the Tepui. There's also new photos posted of the The Top of Roraima Tepui. And lastly, new photos of the Los Llanos region are now ready for viewing.

August 2, 2015   A webpage of photos of the
Markets of Morocco has been created and added to TheWorldinLight Photo Gallery.

August 1, 2015   Photos of Heidelberg, Germany has been added.

July 29, 2015   A webpage of photos of Yellowstone National Park has been added to TheWorldinLight Photo Gallery.

July 28, 2015   Pages of new photos from New Zealand were created today and uploaded. They are: New Zealand Scenery, showing landscape photos taken from the north end of the North Island to the south end of the South Island. Another page has photos of Maori Art.

July 27, 2015   Additional photos have been added to the Chicago Photos site and to the Frog Photos page.

July 2, 2015   I added many more photos to the Lagrasse Photos page today - a city I loved and lived near for a month in 2014.

June 9, 2015   We now have redesigned our pages for mobile browsing. Both PC and Mobile browsing pages exist, but there is not yet an auto-redirect. Our PC pages each have a "To The Mobile Page" button and the Mobile pages each have a "More Info on PC Page". These buttons allow users to move easily between PC and Mobile versions. When browsing PC pages, all links go to other PC pages. When browsing mobile pages, all links go to other mobile pages.

June 1, 2015   TheWorldinLight is in the process of creating a mobile platform for our website. The original version, designed for PC browsing will remain as a separate website. If all goes well, our website will know whether we're being seen from a mobile device or a PC and serve content appropriate for your browser. This is a pretty big job and will take awhile to complete. We hope our mobile browsers will be patient as we roll this out.

May 30, 2015   TheWorldinLight Photo Gallery has transferred our website to a new hosting service company. The only noticeable change you, the viewer, should see will be a faster load time for our pages of photos. However, this didn't come without snags. We hope all the problems that arose from transferring so many files - many thousands of them - have been identified and fixed. If you notice any missing images, please let us know and we will strive to get them fixed. Thanks for your patience.

May 9, 2015   My apologies to our viewers. The slideshow on the Castle Photos page has been wrong for quite some time. It's now corrected.

April 29, 2015   New Hummingbird photos have been uploaded and the Hummingbird Photos (Page 1) has been changed.

April 28, 2015   The two pages of bird photos - Bird Photos (Page 1) and Bird Photos (Page 2) have been reorganized to group 'like' bird species together. New bird photos were also uploaded.

April 24, 2015   New wildflower photos were uploaded to Wildflowers (Page 2) and to the Utah Wildflower Photos page.

April 23, 2015   Photos of wildflowers and interesting erosion patterns in sandstone seen on the Bone Wash Trail just north of Washington, Utah were uploaded today.

April 11, 2015   Within the last week or so, I've uploaded photos of a couple of beautiful places. One is Yant Flat in Utah. Another is The Valley of Fire in Nevada. Enjoy!

November 14, 2014   A page of new photos are now available for viewing on Gold Butte in Nevada.

September 9, 2014   A few new photos were added to the Paris Photos Page and also to the Detroit Photos Page. I hope you enjoy visiting my webpages.

September 7, 2014   New photos have been uploaded to the The Wave photos page. If you've looked at this page before, you will need to do a CNTL-F5 to clear your computer's cache of the old page.

September 1, 2014   Photos of Germany was uploaded today. The page has photos of Mainz, Rudesheim, Heidelberg, and a few bad weather photos of castles along the Rhine.

August 30, 2014   We have compiled a single webpage with photos of the Castles in Europe.

August 29, 2014   Some new photos of Termes, France and the Termes Castle were uploaded today.

August 7, 2014   We are in the gradual process of improving every page of TheWorldinLight Gallery by enlarging all thumbnail images. We welcome all comments on site quality and possible improvements.

May 22, 2014  A slideshow of recent nature sightings I've seen around my home has been posted here: Recent Sightings. If enough interesting things are seen, I'll update this posting periodically.

May 19, 2014  A few new pages of photos of cities, towns, and villages of France were added after a month-long stay in April of 2014. See the entire list under "France" in the Site Map. Enjoy!

March 8, 2014   This is White Pockets in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona, just south of the Utah border.

January 20, 2014   Photos of the old castle town of Pocitelj, Bosnia-Herzogovina are now available for viewing.

January 19, 2014  A photo tour of Croatia is now available here.

December 2, 2013   A series of pages are under construction that will show a photo tour of Croatia. It is now started with the completion of Photos of Zadar, Croatia".

September 2, 2013  Today I organized several photos taken over the last couple of years to create a Bighorn Sheep photos page.

August 17, 2013  Today I uploaded some new Nepal Photos and reorganized that webpage.

August 12, 2013  After attending the 2013 Thunder Over Michigan Airshow this past weekend, I created a compilation of World War II Aircraft in Flight.

July 20, 2013  Today I began a second page of wildflower photos. See Wildflower Photos (Page 2). I also added a few photos to the third page of close-up insect photos: Macro and Close-up Photos of Insects and Spiders (Page 3).

July 15, 2013   Today I updated photos to the Arches N.P. and the Canyonlands N.P. photo pages.

July 13, 2013  I uploaded a page of Spider Photos today.

July 10, 2013  Today I uploaded photos of Isle Royale National Park on Michigan's Lake Superior.

July 3, 2013  Today I uploaded a series of photos of San Francisco.

July 3, 2013  I uploaded page 3 of photos of Junkyard Cars.

June 30, 2013  Photos of an Egypt trip: Cairo, the pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and Dahshur, AND Luxor with The Valley of the Kings and the surrounding temples, AND Aswan were uploaded onto an Egypt Slideshow.

June 20, 2013  Inca Trail Slideshow was created today.

June 19, 2013  New photos of Yosemite National Park were uploaded to Yosemite Slideshow Page. I hope you enjoy them.

June 18, 2013  A webpage of photos of the hike from the Merida, Venezuela cable car to the mountain village of Los Nevados was created and uploaded today.

June 3, 2013:  An ebook for Kindle is now available on Amazon. TheWorldinLight Photo Journeys is based upon the photos in this gallery.

May 16, 2013:  I've been gradually changing the slideshows on every page to one that automatically scans through all photos and includes a caption - very labor intensive.

May 1, 2013:   Some old travelogues were uploaded to TheWorldinLight today. There are 8:
  Amazon River Travelogue (Peru)
  Andes Mountains Travelogue (Peru)
  Bolivia Travelogue
  Cambodia Travelogue
  Chitwan Jungle Travelogue (Nepal)
  Himalaya Mountains Travelogue (Nepal)
  Laos Travelogue
  New Zealand Travelogue

April 1, 2013:   Today I uploaded photos of a heli-hike I took on The Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand. I also uploaded photos of the spectacular New Zealand hike known as The Tongariro Crossing.

March 29, 2013:   Photos of Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park were uploaded today. These are two of Utah's spectacular national parks.

March 22, 2013:   Some 2005 photos of Mount St. Helens Volcanic National Monument were uploaded today. Photo locations include Ape Cave, the longest lava tube cave in the world, and Lava Canyon.

March 19, 2013:   Photos of Hummingbirds caught in flight were added to TheWorldinLight Photo Gallery today.

March 18, 2013:   New photos of Coyote Buttes South in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona were uploaded today.

March 10, 2013:   I've uploaded some photos of Big Bend National Park in Texas.

February 2, 2013:   A page of Stone Carvings of France has been created and uploaded. These are photos of gargoyles and creatures mounted on churches and cathedrals throughout France.

January 25, 2013:   I've just added some new photos of Sculptures in Paris, France. While at it, I also updated the page of Sculpture Photos.

January 11, 2013:   I've uploaded a few new People Photos. Enjoy!

January 8, 2013:   A page of photos of the Greek Ruins of Delos have been uploaded.

January 8, 2013:   I've uploaded Photos of Athens, Greece taken during a trip made in the fall of 2010. Athens is full of ancient ruins and this is what I focused on here.

January 7, 2013:   Photos of Istanbul, Turkey have been very belatedly uploaded. The photos are from 2010.

November 30, 2012:   I've uploaded several pages of slideshows of rock formations seen in the Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument in Utah and the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. These two areas lie side-by-side across the state lines that separate them. Specifically, these photos are of Coyote Buttes North and The Wave and Coyote Buttes South.

November 21, 2012:   Several hundred photos of stained glass windows in dozens of cathedrals and churches of France have been arranged into slideshows. The first of these slideshows can be viewed at The Stained Glass of France.

November 19, 2012:   Photo slideshows were uploaded to show Stained Glass of Spain's Cathedrals and Stone Carvings of Spain.

November 15, 2012:   A new page of Snow Canyon photos has been uploaded. Also, I've corrected some misnamed classic car names on the Junkyard photos page. Thank you Dick and Ilene.

November 14, 2012:   A new page of
Utah Wildflowers has been uploaded. Also, a new page of Zion National Park photos has been uploaded.

October 22, 2012:   New photos of wildlife in various wildlife refuges in southern Florida have been uploaded to Florida Photos page.

August 25, 2012:   Although the pages are still under construction, photos have been uploaded to the Spain Photos page.

May 3, 2012:   Coming soon: photos of a month-long trip through Spain.

December 22, 2011:   New photos have been added to the Amsterdam Photos page.

December 21, 2011:   Photos of Chicago were uploaded today. Enjoy!

December 12, 2011:   Just uploaded: 8 pages of photos of Stained Glass Windows of France.

November 9, 2011:   A new set of pages have been uploaded showing A Photo Tour of France.

August 17, 2011:   New pages have been created with Black Swallowtail Butterfly Photos and Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Photos. I hope you enjoy these new photos.

August 15, 2011:   I have uploaded six pages of photos from the Thunder Over Michigan 2011 Airshow.

August 3, 2011:   A new page of Horseshoe Bend Photos was added today. Also, an old page of Arizona Photos was modified. I hope you enjoy the new photos.

June 26, 2011:   I've been recently adding new photos to the Bird Photos (page 2).

June 24, 2011:   Over the last few days additional photos have been added to the Reptile Photos Page as well as the Junkyard Photos Page (2).

June 14, 2011:   Today I uploaded photos and instructions for a technique for Jerry Can Mounting on a Jeep Liberty

May 28, 2011:   An assortment of macro and close-up photos of wildflowers from around the US is now available for viewing at the Wildflower Photos page. I hope you enjoy them.

May 27, 2011:   I've just returned from a wonderful time on Bois Blanc Island in the Mackinac Straights of Michigan. Wildlife, wildflower, and landscape photos can be seen on two new pages beginning at the Bois Blanc Island Photos page.

March 28, 2011:   New photos were added to the Bolivia Photos page. Also, entirely new pages were created. One shows photos from a 2001 hike through the Andes Mountains on what is known as the Choro Trek which goes roughly from La Cumbre, Bolivia to Coroico, Bolivia through the Andes Mountains. I've also created a webpage that contains my Bolivian Adventure Travelogue, which describes my trip through La Paz, Sucre, Cochabamba, Tarija, the semi-jungle Bolivian Pampas, and the Choro Trek through the Andes Mountains, and finally, a trip to Cocacabana and the Isle del Sol on Lake Titicaca.

March 23, 2011:   A number of improvements to TheWorldinLight site navigation were completed today. The first of these was a change to "TheWorldinLight" header at the top of every page. It is now a link to the Home Page. Also, links were added to the top of every page - one to this, the What's New page, as well as another to a comprehensive Site Map, which lists every single photo page on TheWorldinLight, sorted by both location and topic.

March 11, 2011:   Check out the brand new Valley of Fire Photos page.

March 9, 2011:   TheWorldinLight Site Map is up to date. If you've been visiting this page, use Cntl F5 to clear your cache.

March 6, 2011:  More photos of Snow Canyon in Ivins, UT have been uploaded.

March 5, 2011:  Photos of the Red Reef Trail in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area near Leeds, UT have been uploaded for your viewing pleasure.

March 5, 2011:  Today I've loaded a page with photos and info for The Scout Cave Trail in Ivins, UT.

March 4, 2011:  I've just added two more pages of Zion Photos.

November 14, 2010:   Please visit the latest page of photos from Greece and see The island of Rhodes, Rhodes Old Town, and the Acropolis of Lindos.

November 13, 2010:   Photos of Crete, Greece are now available for viewing.

November 11, 2010:   I am gradually preparing photos taken during a 19-day trip to the Greek Isles. Today, I've uploaded photos of Santorini. Photo captions are still forthcoming.

October 24, 2010:   The first of many pages of photos and information on the Greek Isles is now available to be seen at Mykonos Photos.

September 2, 2010:   I've added a few photos of shore birds and marsh birds to the Bird Photos Page.

August 8, 2010:   I attended the Thunder Over Michigan Airshow yesterday and have uploaded some photos to the Airshow Photos page. The webpage has photos of P51s and B17 bombers from World War II, F-100 Sabres from the Vietnam War, and modern era F16s and F18s.

July 30, 2010:   A webpage of Canyon de Chelly Photos is now up and ready for viewing. Canyon de Chelly National Monument is located in the northeastern corner of Arizona. The highlights are spectacular scenery - a thousand foot deep canyon with sheer vertical reddish-brown sandstone walls and also 800 year old Anasazi cliff ruins.

July 29, 2010:   Today I uploaded photos of Monument Valley in the four corners region of the american southwest.

July 26, 2010:    Beginning August 1, 2010, all proceeds from TheWorldinLight will be donated to charitable organizations and people in need.

July 3, 2010:   Hummingbirds are known to return to nest where they were born. Consequently, once a nesting population is established, you're certain to see them year after year. My home in Utah has many females that nest there, so I had great photo ops. Check out my Hummingbird Photos Page.

July 3, 2010:    The Butterfly Bush definitely deserves its name. Mine attract butterflies all summer long. The first type of butterfly that visits my bush in summer is the Painted Lady. I spent one morning taking photos of these and have uploaded them to a Painted Lady Photos page. Enjoy!

June 13, 2010: During a road trip from Utah to Michigan, I spotted these old classic, unrestored cars just off I-40, along what was once the famous Route 66. I can't resist taking pictures of old cars, so they're uploaded here: Unrestored Classic Cars.

April 29, 2010: The artists in the Kayenta community of Ivins, Utah donated their time and effort to create the Desert Rose Labyrinth and Sculpture Garden. I've posted photos here. I've combined photos of the Desert Rose sculptures with photos from other locations - most notably the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Garden in Grand Rapids, MI and the Odette Sculpture Park in Windsor, Canada to create a Sculpture Photos Page.

April 27, 2010: The Bryce Canyon Photos Page has been updated with new photos.

April 18, 2010: A few new photos have been added to the Junkyard Photos page and the Bird Photos page.

April 13, 2010: See The Devil's Garden photos here.

April 12, 2010: I've just returned from a backpacking trip into Coyote Gulch near Escalante, Utah. Highlights include the Jacob Hamblin Arch and the Coyote Gulch Natural Bridge. Enjoy these photos and stay tuned for photos of the Devil's Garden!

March 31, 2010: I've started a new webpage entitled Photos of Ivins, Utah

March 25, 2010: A new page entitled The Anasazi Trail of Utah was uploaded today.

March 24, 2010: Today I created a new webpage with Napa Valley Winery Photos.

March 23, 2010: Today I uploaded new photos to the Joshua Tree Photos page.

March 22, 2010: Today I created three new photo webpages:
   Valley of Fire Photos
   Photos of Las Vegas, Nevada
   Bird Photos

Also, the following photo webpages were updated with new photos:
   Bryce Canyon National Park Photos
   Mammal Photos
   Nevada Photos
   Snow Canyon Photos
   Zion National Park Photos
   Wildlife Photos (page 1)
   Wildlife Photos (page 2)

February 28, 2010: Today I uploaded a few photos of the St. Anne Falls located near the town of St. Anne, just north of Quebec, Canada.

October 30, 2009: Today I uploaded photos of the Incan ruins of Pisac, Peru as well as photos of the Winay Wayna Incan Ruins, both taken during a 2006 trip to Peru.

October 12, 2009: Some of my special interest photos are now for sale via Google Checkout. These photos can be found in:
World War II Aircraft in Flight
Junkyard Cars and Trucks
Praying Mantises
Poison Dart and Other Exotic Frogs

October 1, 2009: I've just added a new photo page for each of two US National Parks: Saguaro National Park in Arizona, and also Chiracahua National Monument, also in Arizona.

September 2, 2009: Still catching up with addition of photos from previous trips. The latest addition - photos of the rock formations of The Toadstools of southern Utah.

August 21, 2009: I've just returned from an all-day visit to the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, MI. The Sculpture Park is loaded with interesting sculptures by famous sculptors from around the world - claimed to be the finest collection in the midwest. The grounds are nicely landscaped with a stream, waterfalls, and wetlands that attract wildlife. The Gardens have interesting collections of orchids, cacti, tropical plants, and carnivorous plants.

August 14, 2009: I've just added some photos of the Detroit Riverwalk to the Detroit page.

August 5, 2009: After returning from a quick tour of several Canadian cities: Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec, photo pages of each of these cities were made available for viewing at the Quebec City page, the Ottawa, Canada page, and the Montreal, Canada page. I hope you enjoy browsing these photos of Canada.

July 18, 2009: New photos were added to the Oregon Photos page and the Washington Photos page.

July 12, 2009: Photos of Ohio, including photos of Hocking Hills State Park, the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, and Schedel Arboretum and Gardens.

July 6, 2009: just a few photos of the Amazon River Basin and Iquitos, Peru. These can be seen on the Amazon River page.

June 21, 2009: Updated the New Zealand page with additional photos.

June 19, 2009: Way overdue - I have created the site: Roraima Tepui of Venezuela. I climbed this mountain in 2006. The first men to climb it were part of a National Geographic Expedition in the early 1900's. Tepuis are unusual mountains that rise nearly vertically from the surrounding rolling grasslands of the northern parts of South America. The sheer vertical cliffs make the peaks nearly totally inaccessible and isolated. Consequently, the flora and fauna atop these tepuis have evolved separately from their surroundings. It's estimated that up to 50% of species found there are found nowhere else on earth. Just a tad more - Roraima Tepui and the National Geographic expedition was the basis for a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel entitled "The Lost World".

Also long overdue are the photos of the Angkor Temples of Cambodia. These photos were taken in 2003 with a Minolta X-700 film camera. The film was ruined during processing in Cambodia. The decision to process there was intended to avoid multiple exposures to airport x-ray machines during a multi-country trip. The film negatives were subsequently scanned and processed via Photoshop as best I could. I've also uploaded a more general site on Cambodia.

June 18, 2009: I've started a page I'm calling Residential Wildlife. This page contains photos of an assortment of insects, flowers, and birds I see in the garden around my residential home in Michigan.

I returned home in March after living in Peru for several months. I've added photos of Arequipa and the The Colca Canyon - possibly the deepest canyon in the world. As part of my visit to the Colca Canyon, I took many photos of Andean Condors at Cruz del Condor at the edge of the Colca Canyon in Peru. When visiting the Colca Canyon, I spent a couple of days in Cabanaconde, Peru, and enjoyed the friendliness of these hard-working people of Quechuan descent. I also visited the city of Chivay, Peru. Following my visit to the Colca Canyon, I traveled to Cusco, and from there went to the beautiful and famous Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains. These sites are meant to give potential visitors an idea of what there is to see and do in these places.

I am also adding a slideshow option for the viewing of the large images on the thumbnails pages. This is being done gradually, on a page-by-page basis. Photos can now be viewed by using the cursor rollover function, clicking an image to open the larger version and then stepping through large images one at a time, or using this slideshow option to view the large images displayed on that page. Enjoy!

I am gradually expanding my gallery of photos, so please come back often. I hope you enjoy the new photos on TheWorldinLight Photographic Gallery.

Get started in macro photography by reading the Beginner's Guide To Macro Photography or simply enjoy looking at macro photos while reading my article entitled A Macro View of My Garden.



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  • T-shirts
  • Tiles
  • Prints
  • License Plates
  • iPad Cases
  • Licensed Image Use in magazines and printed materials
Advertising space on TheWorldinLight webpages is also available. Contact TheWorldinLight at the email address below.

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About the Photographer

TheWorldinLight Photographic Gallery was started by Robert Stephens. Robert is a retired Research Scientist with nearly 40 published scientific articles and the holder of 5 patents. Prior to starting TheWorldinLight, Robert conducted research on nanochemical hydrogen storage mechanisms to support fuel cell vehicle development as well as research in renewable energies and the rates and mechanisms of atmospheric chemical reactions. He is also the inventor of "Smog Dog", a system for remotely measuring the pollution from moving vehicles that was commercially produced and sold by Hughes Aircraft Corporation in the 1990's as an alternative to mandatory annual vehicle testing. Now as the photographer for TheWorldinLight, his gallery specializes in pictures of flowers, nature, and landscapes. He also has an extensive collection of photos of people and cultures and abstract images that have been acquired from 30 countries around the world. He still actively travels internationally and regularly adds new images to his gallery.

To contact Robert, email him at TheWorldinLight@aol-dot-com. The single word "photos" must be in the subject line for your email to clear the spam filter.


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    TheWorldinLight Photographic Gallery specializes in photos of flowers, nature, and landscapes, but also has galleries with pictures of people and cultures, aviation, that is - the world in light. These photos have been acquired from over 25 countries around the world. Some are available for purchase as photographic prints. Images can be licensed for commercial use by contacting TheWorldinLight Photographic Gallery.