This artwork is derived from a photograph taken during a tour of Ecuador and parts of Central America.
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Shot taken April 9, 2010 in the Dry Arc of Panama.

These cattle were some of many smart ones taking refuge from the hot, dry sun under the welcome shade of an available tree near Pedasi. The enormity of these shade trees seems tailor-made for the purpose.

Azuero Peninsula is a large peninsula in southern Panama, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean in the south; the Pacific and Gulf of Montijo to the west, and by the Gulf of Panama in the east. The peninsula is effectively divided into two regions; the Western Azuero and the Eastern Azuero, as no serviceable roads join the two peninsula regions past the Central American Highway.
The Eastern Azuero Peninsula is known for baseball and is also a center of activity during the annual ‘carnaval’ (carnival), with Las Tablas being the hub. Pedasi is a small fishing town with sport fishing, and the hometown of former (and first female) president Mireya Moscoso.
The Western Azuero Peninsula is known for its cattle ranching, farming, fishing, sunsets and beaches.
Tourism has begun to increase in the area both for the aforementioned sport fishing, surfing in Playa Venado and for the local charm of cities like Chitré, Las Tablas and Pedasi. Due to a rise in tourism, real estate development has begun. The area enjoys some of the best weather in Panama being in a region known as the “Arco Seco” (dry arc).

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Formerly from Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, I now reside in Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador.

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  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 4 years ago

    Excellent image!!!

  • You are quick on the draw Vitta, and

    – Al Bourassa

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Good one, Al. It looks something like a monkey pod tree.

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...about 4 years ago

    With the starkness of the landscape they are lucky to have a tree!

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    Such a gorgeous tree!!! And it appears to be in the middle of no-where. Excellent!!

  • There are these little oases in the dry areas and this is one of them.

    – Al Bourassa

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    Lovely! Wonderful color and composition! Beautiful image!

  • Many thanks Gena for all your kind words, and

    – Al Bourassa

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 4 years ago

    great catch

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • I respect the cows rights to privacy, lol, and

    – Al Bourassa

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 4 years ago

    w0w! superb photography sweetheART absolutel Ace – fave4sure ; } happy hippy hugglez

  • Glad you like it Sweetie, and

    – Al Bourassa

  • Barssel
    Barsselabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture…………….beautifully framed

  • RRoca
    RRocaabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture….

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