The Traveler: Dick Anderson of St. Paul.

The scene: Mount Kilimanjaro peeks out from the clouds at sunset.

destination details: Anderson lived and worked as a Peace Corps volunteer at Mwenge University, near Moshi, Tanzania, in 2007. More than a decade ago, “the people who lived on the mountain could already see the glaciers on the top were rapidly retreating,” he wrote in an e-mail.

The place: “Tanzania is a wonderful place. Not only does it have the world’s largest free-standing mountain (Kilimanjaro) but it is also home to the legendary Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, the Zanzibar Archipelago, wonderful people and much, much more. People ask me if I climbed Kilimanjaro, and I usually reply that ‘No, I did something much better. I lived on Kilimanjaro,’ ” Anderson wrote.

Getting the shot: Anderson used a Canon Powershot G6. He took several frames until he found the exposure that looked best, then waited for the bird to fly into the shot. “I am not a bird watcher, but I was fascinated by the huge number of exotic species that showed up around Kilimanjaro,” he wrote.

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