Photo of the Day (3.21.09)

I watched “No Country for Old Men” for the first time last week, and I guess it’s still on the brain. Having spent my childhood in Texas, I have some great memories of the expansive countryside. This photo in particular is of Big Bend National Park, which is where my family drove through when I was young. In our cream colored Volvo, would would dip and bend along the road and, when we’d spot the “DIP” signs, we’d cry out in unison, “Dip dip dip dip dip” as if we were on a roller coaster.

Indeed, there is something haunting and inspiring about the Sierra del Carmen of Mexico, the huge mountain range that looms in the distance.

The even more ironic part of my photo selection is that I’ve spent a full week with two very serious birdwatchers and today’s photo comes to us from sngcanary, who is also an avid birdwatcher who hails from San Antonio.

If you have some great travel shots you’d like to share, be sure to upload them to the Gadling pool on Flickr. We might just pick one as our Photo of the Day!