It’s difficult to capture the awe one feels in the locks of the Panama Canal. These are still the old locks in this image, and they are massive! Can’t wait to someday transit the new ones with even bigger ships passing in the other direction. The amount of space we have on either side of our craft is two feet – and about as much space front and back too. That’s some fancy driving, captain!

We are on a cruise ship going one way, and the container ship to the left of the shot heads in the same direction. Depending on traffic, either both are going in the same direction or could be moving in the opposite. We’re elevating to the level of the ship in front of us. The Canal runs north to south, from the Caribbean to the Pacific. It’s a wonder of the world in terms of engineering, one not to be missed on anyone’s bucket list.

Canon EOS Rebel T2i f/9 1/200 sec. ISO-100 55mm by YJK