Best photographs by Evan Ravitz

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In almost alphabetical order, the best 123 photos of my lifetime. The individual galleries will put most of them in context...

On a solo birthday ski camping trip up Almagre Mtn., Pikes Peak's little brother near Colorado Springs.

Somewhere in the Pikes Peak National Forest.

Kids from the town of Santiago Atitlan, on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

Autumn in my home town of Croton-on-Hudson, NY is gorgeous.

A plastic bag is a balloon to poor kids in Guatemala. But Mom gets to do her weaving here at one of the best overlooks, some 2000 feet above Lake Atitlan.

Kids at a full moon ceremony at Mission Basihuare, near Copper Canyon in Mexico.

Boy in Urique, population 1200, one of the few places a town can fit in the bottom of "Copper Canyon" in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.

Returning from the Cave of the Witches (in the volcanic pillar). The towns of San Pedro (left of pillar) and San Juan (right of pillar) on Lake Atitlan

One of these coves is so small it creates "La Bufadora", a sort of blow-hole which throws each wave up vertically -on the Pacific side of Baja California.

North of Malibu, California is a 150' high waterfall, with some caves in the water at the top. I installed a 4'X8' sheet of plywood and camped there.

Bizarre and amiable cavers.

A Century Plant sometime last century.

Croton-Harmon High School play The Madwoman of Chaillot.

Taken from a huge cave in the Chiracahua Mountains frequented by mountain lions. USA

Los Chorros, sometimes a restaurant, by the old baths in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

The highest place I've ever camped, about 13,400' at the low point in the ridge from Gray's Peak 14,247' to Edwards Peak 13,850' right off I-70 West of Denver. Lots of mountain goats on this ridge on the Continental Divide Trail

Columbine near Taos, NM.

Columbine near Colorado Springs, CO.

The Sea of Cortez, Baja California

Cove near Santa Cruz on Lake Atitlan.

Crater Lake, Oregon. USA

The Cuchillo del Medio ("middle knife")cutting sunbeams near Taos, NM.

Indian caught in the act of collecting money for more wine, near the huge protest of Nixon's 1973 Inauguration, Washington, DC. He told the DC mounted police "give me back my horses!"

Deer under the Sacred Tree near Boulder, CO.

Dora and friend, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

Dora's loving family

The most beautiful sunset I've ever seen, by Lake Dorothy (pictured below) above Arapahoe Pass, West of Boulder, CO.

My neighbor Kathleen's house on the Valdez Rim, near Taos, NM

The photographer performing as "Evan from Heaven" on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, CO.

Eagle Reservoir, from Old Mike Peak, near Taos, NM.

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People gathered for almost every sunset on Lake Atitlan

Iridescent halo (from same sunrise as Eagle Reservoir, above)

Salvaged stone face in the garden of the Bronx Museum in New York. Croton

Face with halo.

Another halo near Taos. The Taos light is famous with artists.

Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite, California.

A skeletized fern, California.

Alkali flats somewhere out west. USA

Young guide making new friends by the waterfall, Yelapa, near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Detail on the edge of a geode. Abstract.

3 photos in Artists Glen, near Colorado Springs.

Sunrise from Gloria's, at the end of Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca. Mexico.

Mountain goat grazing on Gray's Peak, Horseshoe Park below. On the Continental Divide, CO

Old Mayan god and young Mayan goddess, Isla Mujeres, near Cancun, Mexico.

Dancers, Isla Mujeres.

My friend Peri-elaine Paschal dancing the sun down, 2000' above Lake Atitlan.

Grandpa, in Urique, Copper Canyon.

Mayan kids lounging, Lake Atitlan

Harold, a revolutionary lawyer, civily disobeying the "No sitting on fence" sign at the Washington Mall the day of the US Bicentennial, July 4, 1976.

Horse in front of Taos Mountain

Spring ice breaking up in New Hampshire's White Mountains. East.

Iceberg Lake, near the Continental Divide, Colorado.

The photographer playing Jesus for Holy Week in Yelapa, "riding into Jerusalem."

John, a regular in Yelapa, Mexico, circa 1985.

Josie, an artist in Yelapa.

Home of the late Kathleen Summit, near Taos

La Gloria at Grutas de Tolantongo. North.

Yelapa Bay, sandbar and lagoon

Lars halfway into Copper Canyon.

Lars all the way into Copper Canyon and a hot springs!

The last light over the sheltering boulder by my favorite hot springs in Copper Canyon

A leaf lounging in California.

Lilies on Forked Lake in NY's Adirondack Mountains. East

Llama farm, north of Taos, NM

2 of my kitties in Taos.

Desert & mountains on Baja California.

Incised meanders of the Urique River in Copper Canyon.

The photographer meditating on a jungle river near San Miguel de Allende.

Entering Copper Canyon.

I believe this is from Mount Evans, the "14-er" visible from Denver.

Gnarled oaks part-way into Copper Canyon

Basilica in Jalapa, Veracruz. Orizaba, highest volcano in N. America (18,850') is the snowcone jutting above and right of the clouds on the horizon; in full glory below.

Canoeing in the Adirondacks. East.

The tourist town of Panajachel on Guatemala's Lake Atitlan

Costume party in Yelapa, near Puerto Vallarta

Tree with Spanish moss above Lake Atitlan

On the Pikes Peak highway, closed for winter, near Colorado Springs

Two views of the pond at 12,300' elevation above Conundrum hot springs

One of the Porcupine Ponds in the Holy Cross Wilderness on the Colorado Trail.

Angel and his portrait of Sage, near Taos, NM

Two rainbows near Taos, NM

Rain in Copper Canyon

Raul Vasquez Barrios, now Guatemala's most successful modern artist, Lake Atitlan volcanoes behind.

The Rio Pueblo, on the Taos Reservation.

Sand patterns in the bottom of Copper Canyon

Gilt carving in the Santo Domingo church, Oaxaca

Sunrise on San Jorge, above Lake Atitlan

Warm pool in the Nevada desert. USA

Squeaky, one of my cats in Taos

Yours truly playing Jesus for Holy Week in Yelapa

Still life with kitty, in Taos Ski Valley

Stump somewhere near Colorado Springs

Sunrise over Kelso Mountain, from 13,400' on the Continental Divide Trail

2 views of a sunset over Colorado Springs

In Urique, in the bottom of Copper Canyon

Near the San Rafael Swell. USA

The friendly people of Tepic, Mexico, in the volcanic belt

The Grand Tetons

Boulder's Halloween "Mall Crawl" before it was banned.

The Sacred Tree near Boulder, CO

2 views of the Venice Canal Festival, California

Esteban's house near the bottom of Copper Canyon

Goat kids escaping the rain in Copper Canyon

Wild Rose near Colorado Springs

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