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American Southwest Trip, 2018: Bryce Canyon Floor

After spending a couple of days in Angel Canyon at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the next leg of my southern Utah tour sent me north to stunning Bryce Canyon National Park. These are the photos I shot upon reaching

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American Southwest Trip, 2018: The Movie

This compilation of the videos I shot on my trip last summer features footage of Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, and Zion national parks, as well as Cedar Breaks National Monument and driving footage through Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, including Route

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American Southwest Trip, 2018: National Park Wildlife

After so many consecutive Northwest trip posts, I’ve decided to start mixing in entries from my other recent trips to add some variety to my blog feed. This is the first batch of photos from my trip to the American

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American Northwest Trip, 2017: Grand Teton Historic Buildings

There are numerous historic buildings located throughout Grand Teton National Park. Here are some shots I took of the iconic homesteads along Mormon Row, as well as a few photos of the Chapel of the Transfiguration. Click on any photo

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American Northwest Trip, 2017: Grand Teton National Park

When I was planning my trip out west last year, I wasn’t sure whether a day trip to Grand Teton National Park was worth spending one fewer day in Yellowstone, so I inquired with a couple of friends, who told

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Back to the West

After last year’s trip to the American Northwest, I’ll be turning right back around this summer and heading out to the American Southwest. I’ve always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon, so I thought I would organize a big trip

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American Northwest Trip, 2017: The Movie

This compilation of the videos I shot on my trip last summer includes footage of Mount Hood, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Devils Tower, and drives through Shoeshone and Bighorn national forests, Spearfish Canyon, and Custer State Park.

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American Northwest Trip 2017 – The Panoramas

At last, nearly five months after returning from my trip out West, I finished processing my final batch of photos (sometimes this photography hobby is like having a second job). This collection of horizontal and vertical panoramas feature photos from

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Photo of the Day: Old Faithful Rainbow

Greetings readers, and long time no see. It’s been ages since I’ve posted, in part because I got super busy at work, but also because I spent several months culling and processing all of the photos I took during my

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How a Solar Eclipse Inspired a Two-Week Tour of the American Northwest

When I heard about the total solar eclipse scheduled to cross the United States this summer, I knew I had to see it since the opportunity to witness one does not come along often in a lifetime. I noticed on the

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. San Juan Islands, Washington - September, 2019 One final shot of the humpback whale with a boat in the background to provide a sense of scale as to its size. #humpbackwhales #marinelife #NorthAmerica #pacificcoast #Photography #sanjuanislands #Travel #UnitedStates #WashingtonState #whalewatching #whales #wildlife #boats
. San Juan Islands, Washington - September, 2019 It may be hard to see but there's a bald eagle perched in the tree toward the center of the photo. I shot this at full zoom from a boat at some distance, so I'm pleased it came out as steady as it did. #eagles #baldeagles #NorthAmerica #pacificcoast #Photography #sanjuanislands #Travel #UnitedStates #WashingtonState #wildlife #birds
. San Juan Islands, Washington - September, 2019 The best view I got of the humpback whale during my cruise. #humpbackwhales #marinelife #NorthAmerica #pacificcoast #Photography #sanjuanislands #Travel #UnitedStates #WashingtonState #whalewatching #whales #wildlife
. San Juan Islands, Washington - September, 2019 A humpback spewing a plume of water from its blowhole. #humpbackwhales #marinelife #NorthAmerica #pacificcoast #Photography #sanjuanislands #Travel #UnitedStates #WashingtonState #whalewatching #whales #wildlife
. San Juan Islands, Washington - September, 2019 A humpback whale tail. The whale in the next few photos I'll be sharing was the only significant marine life I saw on my 3.5-hour whale watching cruise, but it was a good one. #humpbackwhales #marinelife #NorthAmerica #pacificcoast #Photography #sanjuanislands #Travel #UnitedStates #WashingtonState #whalewatching #whales #wildlife
. Glacier National Park, Montana - September, 2019 Sun Point. #GlacierNationalPark #hiking #lakes #landscapes #Montana #mountains #nature #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #SaintMaryLake #Travel #UnitedStates #sunpoint
. Glacier National Park, Montana - September, 2019 This is my favorite photo from the batch I shot at Sun Point in Glacier National Park. #GlacierNationalPark #hiking #lakes #landscapes #Montana #mountains #nature #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #SaintMaryLake #Travel #UnitedStates #sunpoint
. Glacier National Park, Montana - September, 2019 The next few photos are from Sun Point in Glacier National Park, overlooking Saint Mary Lake. #GlacierNationalPark #hiking #lakes #landscapes #Montana #mountains #nature #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #SaintMaryLake #Travel #UnitedStates #sunsets #sunpoint
. Luray, Virginia - October, 2018 Luray Caverns #caves #landscapes #Luray #LurayCaverns #nature #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #ShenandoahValley #stalactites #stalagmites #Travel #UnitedStates #Virginia
. Luray, Virginia - October, 2018 The Great Stalacpipe Organ, which uses the stalactites of the cavern as pipes. When played it sounds similar to a xylophone. #caves #landscapes #Luray #LurayCaverns #nature #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #ShenandoahValley #stalactites #stalagmites #Travel #UnitedStates #Virginia #GreatStalacpipeOrgan
. Luray, Virginia - October, 2018 The light and shadow of this photo from Luray Caverns creates the illusion of a ghostly figure walking in the distance--at least that's how I see it. :-) #caves #landscapes #Luray #LurayCaverns #nature #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #ShenandoahValley #stalactites #stalagmites #Travel #UnitedStates #Virginia
. Luray, Virginia - October, 2018 The next few photos I'll be sharing are from Luray Caverns in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The stalagmites and stalactites of the caverns create remarkable landscapes that look like scenes from an Alien film. I only wish I’d had my new wide-angle fast lens with me at the time (these were shot with a 50mm prime lens, which was great for the low-light conditions but limited in how much of the landscape it could capture in one photo). #caves #landscapes #Luray #LurayCaverns #nature #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #ShenandoahValley #stalactites #stalagmites #Travel #UnitedStates #Virginia
. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - August, 2018 Just before ascending the Queen's Garden trail. #americansouthwest #brycecanyon #canyons #hiking #hoodoos #landscapes #nationalparks #navajoloop #NorthAmerica #roadtrips #scenery #Travel #UnitedStates #utah
. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - August, 2018 Faces in the rock. #americansouthwest #brycecanyon #canyons #hiking #hoodoos #landscapes #nationalparks #navajoloop #NorthAmerica #roadtrips #scenery #Travel #UnitedStates #utah #facesinthings
. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - August, 2018 After spending a couple of days in Angel Canyon at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the next leg of my southern Utah tour sent me north to stunning Bryce Canyon National Park. The next few photos I will be sharing were shot upon reaching the floor of Bryce Canyon after descending the Wall Street arm of the Navajo Loop and before ascending back up to the rim via the Queen’s Garden trail. The entire loop is nearly three miles, with the floor portion of the trail taking you through a pine forest. It rained a bit when I reached the bottom with some thunder in the distance, but most of the hike was pleasantly sunny and took about three hours, counting photo/lunch stops. #americansouthwest #brycecanyon #canyons #hiking #hoodoos #landscapes #nationalparks #navajoloop #NorthAmerica #roadtrips #scenery #Travel #UnitedStates #utah
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