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These are the various ways that we pass on the wonder of Nature & God to You (all are URLs):
Born in PR he has been exploring El Yunque with brothers for decades. Early experiences near death developed a deep spiritual interest.
Went to CA to study, got a Masters in Math from UCSD. Worked in the Silicon Valley for a decade as developer - while still hanging out in Santa Cruz Grey whale ranch forest & caves and TKAM Monastery - where he was a Buddhist monk under the Venerable Taungpulu Sayadaw of Burma.
In his free time he spent lots of time reading about the life and teachings of the Masters. The IOG has some hints of these study's and experiences...
While in CA he often sat with Babaji (Baba Hari Dass) - a silent Yogi, Krishnamurti, Kalu Rinpoche and many other masters. He spent a lot of time in meditation on the caves and in the TKAM Monastery in Boulder Creek CA.
Thanks to Richard Pell and many others that shared these wonderful times.
Returned to PR and continued exploring EYNF, Toro Negro, PR beaches, islands and caves with the new high resolution digital photography. He crossed the entire El Yunque forest in 5 and then in 4 days non stop - a great adventure!
His best purchase was a Nikon D850. Here in PR he develops & supports eCommerce stores, videos and web sites to spread his love of family, God and Nature, while he works as a contractor.
His dream is a transformation in which people realized they are living in a self-created bubble of concepts and views (political, social, relations, work, study etc) that separates them from REALITY - an opening of all the senses and mind to the vastness, beauty and livingness of the Universe - which is US.
Yunque Store and it's branches aim Nature@Home is to allow us to change our surroundings with TRUE images derived from Nature - not artificial constructs. This in turn will be a step towards an awakening into the Glory of Life.
PRODUCT SAMPLES & EXPLORERS
For Photographers, Scientists or other explorers - if you want a (free) tour of the secret places of El Yunque send me an email in the contact form. You will need to provide a car since Raul does not drive any vehicles - he has given them up long ago. Of course this is located in Puerto Rico. Like John Muir said you must be ready for mud & rain:
'Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.'
--- John Muir
A yagrumo leaf right on Tradewinds trail (14km) under the rain water.
EL YUNQUE & EXPLORATIONS
We are preparing an offer of 500 images of the pristine El Yunque deep forest before Hurricane Maria in 2017, with related wall canvas, videos and posters, and a description of each image.
These videos cover some of these images:
Top 500 images: https://youtu.be/xy9CQM8c9FU
This explains the forest: - Tradewinds:
1st exploration: https://youtu.be/KJ3Z1ssbbAA
Send an email to us with the title NFT in the header if interested in receiving notification.
This is an historic set of hi-resolution images based on over 20 days of deep forest exploration and more than 50 days in the forest before 2017 when Hurricane Maria decimated the forest and the island of PR with 140mph winds for over 15 hours.
Over 13,000 electrical poles & 3,000 large metal towers were destroyed ... at home we had no electricity for 6 months...El Yunque was closed for 2 years.
These 500 images were from Nikon or Canon cameras and are selected based on their clarity and quality. They are only a portion (the best) from over 20,000 images from multiple periods and multiple trails.
OUR FAMILY OF EXPLORERS:
JOSE, MIGUEL, GLORIA, RAUL, GABI, FIRO