SUBMITTED BY: Stacey Dunn Reid LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (2012) We all know from the movie “Jurassic Park” that the T-Rex is a ruthless and heartless beast that will crush you to bits with little or no warning. Nowhere is safe. You could even be eaten while you are on the toilet. With that actor’s [...]
Archive for the ‘Tacky Nature Poses’ Category
SUBMITTED BY: Ari G. LOCATION: Seaside Heights, New Jersey (2012) When Curly Fries, Fried Pickles or Salt Water Taffy won’t do… there’s a snack for every kind of customer strolling the Jersey boardwalks. (Ari G. is a New Hampshire fifth grader who recently won the Sphinx Rodeo).
SUBMITTED BY: Marty Karlon LOCATION: Cape Cod, Massachusetts (2010) Sharing a first name with a concrete bear is no guarantee he won’t attack you. (Marty Karlon is a seasoned journalist and communication professional with a soft spot for community theater and a low tolerance for cookie-cutter press releases).
SUBMITTED BY: Ben Cole LOCATION: Kauai, Hawaii (2012) So please remind us: What exactly is so romantic about waterfalls? As baseball purists, you know what makes us want to vomit, Ben? The fashion faux pas of wearing a Boston Red Sox hat with a Colorado Rockies jersey! (Ben Cole is a Colorado sixth grader [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Ben Cole LOCATION: Los Angeles, California (2012) Since 1984, UCLA athletes have won more gold medals at the Olympic Games than all but four countries. And this Bruins mascot has bitten more tourists than all other bear statues in America combined. We made up that last statistic, but the Olympics thing is [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Christy Day LOCATION: Ross Sea, Antarctica (2005) The world of travelers can be divided into two distinct groups: Those who can’t get to the South Pole fast enough for some old-school frostbite and those who say ‘No way, I’d rather spend my $10K at Disney!” Traveling by Russian icebreaker, for which she occasionally [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Jay Hinspeter LOCATION: Townsville, Queensland, Australia (2010) Very considerate of this parent not to stick his kids on the hook! This classic scene from the Great Barrier Reef Aquarium is just the latest example of Tacky Tourist Photos’ stellar fishing coverage around the globe. If you’re a marine biology fan, check out [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Jerry Monkman LOCATION: Acadia National Park, Maine (2011) It’s so true: Families who push boulders off cliffs together, stay together. This Road Runner-Wile E. Coyote photo-op is on the Bubble Rock hiking trail near Jordan Pond. (Nature photographer Jerry Monkman is the author of “The AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography.”)
SUBMITTED BY: Debra Furlong, Mike and Christine LOCATION: Sedona, Arizona (2011) Dance for me, puppet! In the mystical New Age paradise of Sedona, Arizona, where crystals and “positive energy” is sold at every gas station, there’s a small prancing tribe of gnomes who will perform on command.
SUBMITTED BY: Noelle Boc LOCATION: Charlestown, Mass. (2011) When you kiss a fish, it is better with your eyes closed? Rumor has it that smooching with this Fish Sentinel, the official guard of City Square Park near Boston Harbor, will make you grow fins. (Noelle Boc is a hip children’s librarian and movie reviewer [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Aaron Whitehead LOCATION: New York, NY (2011) Legend has it that rubbing the brass balls of the Wall Street Bull statue, formally known as “Charging Bull,” will bring good luck to your portfolio. Is it only a matter of time till the Occupy Wall Street mob attempts castration?
SUBMITTED BY: David Meerman Scott LOCATION: Nantucket, Massachusetts (2011) The big question unanswered at the Nantucket Cranberry Festival: What’s underneath the red tide? Do cranberry farmers swish around the wet bogs in their bare feet, giving the juice that extra special bite? (Marketing strategist David Meerman Scott, who blogs at Web Ink Now, most recently [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Ursula K. LOCATION: Middlebury, Vermont (2011) So if you’re in the market for a cheese factory, the abandoned Kennedy Brothers property is for sale. Not sure if this eyeless cow will be tossed in the deal, but odds are that she will be living in a University of Vermont or Middlebury College dorm [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Tessa Windt LOCATION: Somewhere in Texas (2008) Are rainbow rays like Skittles or M & M’s? Do the yellow and green rays taste just like the red and orange ones? (Tessa Windt found this photo-op during a cross-country drive on Texas backroads. She is also “endlessly attracted to the undulations, mobilities and [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Garnick and Sarah Ekbatani LOCATION: Westford, Massachusetts (2010) There’s no better way to impress the ladies than to engage in some old-fashioned butterfly role play. (Kyle Garnick and Sarah Ekbatani are hip college students at the University of New Hampshire).