June 5, 2011

Rainforest Pyramid

Photos taken by Rob Vanya at the Rainforest Pyramid on June 3, 2011; Moody Gardens; Galveston, Texas.


February 5, 2011


Filed under: Animals,Butterflies,nature,photography — rnvanya @ 5:57 pm
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Some photos I’ve taken of creatures with wings. Man has always been fascinated by wings and everything related to flight. God created so many amazing winged creatures.

October 2, 2010

San Antonio Botanical Gardens

Photos I took in September, 2010 on a quick walk through the San Antonio Botanical Gardens.

September 9, 2010

Tropical Paradise

Photos I took at the Cockrell Butterfly Center on Labor Day, 2010. The butterfly center exactly duplicates a tropical rainforest and is always vibrant with colorful butterflies and tropical flowers.

May 21, 2010

Floral Variety

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More recent floral pix. He is a God of infinite variety, as illustrated by the many different shapes, colors, and sizes of flowers He created for us to enjoy.

December 12, 2009

Rugged Natural beauty

Sit back, relax, turn up the volume, and enjoy a hike through Lost Maples State Natural Area — a showcase of rugged natural beauty secluded in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Photography by Rob Vanya — For larger views of the photos, please click on the link below —

Lost Maples

November 14, 2009

Fall flowers

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Random floral pix I’ve taken recently — Fall, 2009.

August 29, 2009

Color & Light

My reasons for being attracted to nature photography can be summed up in two words — color and light, as indicated by this collection of photos I’ve taken over the past two years.

July 22, 2009


Filed under: Flowers,nature,photography — rnvanya @ 1:18 am
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Hope you enjoy this collection of recent floral photos I’ve taken at various locations. All pix taken with a Nikon D700 coupled with either a Phoenix 100mm macro lens, or a Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4 macro lens. To see high-res versions of the photos, click on the link below —

Floral Pix

May 13, 2009

Tropical Vacation

Let’s take a little tropical vacation. Pix by Rob Vanya. Music: “Swaying Palms” by Govi. Click HQ to view in High Quality.

May 2, 2009

Living Testimony

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Compiled some of my favorite floral photos that I’ve taken recently for a slide show. I’m continually amazed at the many different varieties, sizes, shapes, and colors of flowers. To me, it’s just one more testimony of the infinite variety of the living God. Background music: “Forgotten Dreams” by Craig Riley.

April 11, 2009

Spring is in the air

Here’s a slideshow of pix I recently took while hiking around Mercer Botanical Gardens, a great place to witness the wonders of spring unfold.

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Spring at Mercer

March 17, 2009

Water Lilies

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All flowers are amazing and beautiful, but water lilies are in a class apart — mystical, intangible, and mysterious; springing not from solid earth as other flowers, but loosely rooted in a creek or pond bed, floating freely around on water. Took these pix of water lilies at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin.

February 25, 2009

Take a Hike

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Here’s a tapestry of nature and landscape photography I’ve taken during recent years. Turn up the volume and enjoy a virtual nature hike. You never know what waits along the next trail.

February 22, 2009

Lost Maples, a Texas Hidden Treasure

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Here’s a slideshow of photos I took in the autumn of 2008 while tramping around in Lost Maples State Park. Very remote, with no shopping malls, no cellphone service, no crowded freeways; yet it’s a wonderful place to “get away from it all” and enjoy the peace and quiet and rugged beauty of the Central Texas Hill Country. Here’s a link to a gallery that contains more Lost Maples photos —

Lost Maples