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RJ LaMendola  Photography/World Traveling/Ocean Exploring/Nature & Cultural Conservation

A very eerie day for Channel Islands Beach as the #smoke blankets the Sun. Praying for those effected. ๐Ÿ™ by the #woolseyfire #hillfire @visitventura #wildfire #fire @visitoxnardca #ominous #emptybeach

Nothing more relaxing than watching a Rare scattered #thunderstorm over #santacruzisland #channelislands #Nationalpark โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” #lighting #storm #weather #ventura #oxnard #anacapa #venturacounty @visitventura @downtownventura @venturaharbor @vc_star @keyt3kcoy12 @visitoxnardca @ktla5news @weatherchannel

Iโ€™m curious what everyoneโ€™s thoughts are about @spacex @spacexpage? After witnessing history in the making the other night as #SpaceX lit up the heavens I cannot seem to get over how truly amazing it was and cannot help but to be excited about what this mean for the future of space travel. So thankful to be able to photograph this piece of history from my backyard Channel Islands Beach. ๐Ÿ™‚ #space #earth #falcon9 @nikonusa @elon @nasa

I witnessed history in the making tonight as #SpaceX lit up the heavens. #Falcon9 launch was truly one of the most amazing things I have ever witnessed. So thankful to be able to photograph it from my backyard Channel Islands Beach. ๐Ÿ™‚ #space #earth #nofilter #rawfile #spaceX #falcon9 #rocket #rocketlaunch #space #future #travel #astronomy #nasa @spacedotcom

โ€œBoy under the Olive Treeโ€ This photo was taken at sunset in front of the The Temple of #Concordia. This ancient #Greek temple located In Valle dei Templi (Valley of the Temples) #Agrigento on the south coast of #Sicily, #Italy. Itโ€™s the best preserved #Doric temple in the world apart from the Parthenon. Most visitors visit here to photograph the temple itself but I couldnโ€™t help but to stop to appreciate how Beautiful this Ancient #olive #tree with Agrigento in distance. To think my #Ancestors once stood beneath the branches of this tree warms my soul. To see more of my Photography and acquire about prints please check out www.RJLaMendola.com #travel #history #olivetree #culture #art #sunset #ValledeiTempli #templeofconcordia #valleyoftemples #Lamendola @rj_lamendola @deboramaligno @ig_sicily @ig_panormus @sicilian_story

To truly appreciate where you are today you must first understand where you came from. #Aragona is a commune in the province of #Agrigento, #Sicily, southern #Italy. It is 16 kilometres northeast of Agrigento. It is known mainly for the Macalube natural reserve and for being the Italian municipality with the highest #emigration rate. @wikipedia
#family #famiglia #LaMendola #travel #roots #immigration #explore #photography #findingmyself #history

Island life doesnโ€™t get much better then this. Never stop chasing your dreams, as they are closer then you think.
#Maldives #islandlife #atoll #whotel #scuba #diving #freediving #ocean #indianocean #coral #whitesand #heaven #photography #explore #travel #adventure #reef #srilanka #ilovemyjob

I am very pleased to announce that I going back to Antarctica!!!!! (4 days in Torres Del Paine Patagonia Chile, before flying into Falkland islands and making Voyage to South Georgia down to Antarctica on Shackleton trail) A much longer route then the first Voyage but South Georgia is in every nature Photographers dream)) I have always dreamed of going to Antarctica on photo assignment, in 2016 my very close friend Ira Meyer helped me achieve that dream. Antarctica changed my entire perspective on life, not only was able to truly let go of things that were weighing me down but more importantly It ignited fire inside me to seek out adventure, nature, culture, and everything else this beautiful world has to offer. Antarctica showed me how insignificant we really are to the world we live in and yet how fragile it all is.. Antarctica introduced to some of the most amazing and influential people in my life and I cannot be more thankful and appreciative to have these people in my life. The unconditional love and support of these friendships is honestly the greatest gift I could have ever asked for. I don't believe in luck or chance after the accident and I'm not waiting around for it. What i do believe in is determination, compassion, and integrity. With enough of those three things I believe the possibilities are endless and having a dream is only the beginning.
Self Portrait:66.8* below the Antarctic Circle my first steps in Antarctica. Special thanks to Julia Simmerling for pressing the shutter as I climbed the Icy backside of this Iceberg inside the flat ice. ๐Ÿ™‚

@OneOceanExpeditions @nikonusa @gopro @natgeo @gitzoinspires
#antarctica #spinalfusion #dreams #life #nevergivingup #Photographer #iceberg #like4like #travel #adventureculture #sunset

Last Night in Moorea.. The 5th Polynesian Island to place my Motherโ€™s Ashes. Love you Mom, next time I come to visit you will be part of the coral. ๐Ÿ™‚
@rvcsn2004 #travel #frenchpolynesia #moorea #laorabeach #reef #ocean #rest #ashes #urn #heaven on #earth #peace #dive #coral #clear #water #morningmotivation #waterbungalow

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