Autumn Sunset at Natural Bridges
The autumn sunset light fills the sky along with a crescent moon ove Natural Bridges beach. The low tide helps create reflections in the glassy sand.
Rugged Davenport Shores
The rocky shores near Davenport, California are a wonderful place to spend some quality outdoor time. Their rugged beauty mixed with the sights and sounds of the Pacific ocean make for some beautiful scenery.
Storm Over Natural Bridges
Well after sunset, the purple and blue hues of twilight filled the cloudy sky. The clouds flowed with the prevailing winds as the natural arch at Natural Bridges reflected in the sand.
While along the rugged and scenic central California coast, the storm broke at sunset. Streams of rain, or virga, lit up with colorful reds and oranges as wave from the Pacific ocean crashed onshore.
Simple Sunset by the Sea
Some evenings along the coast are simply spent watching the waves from the Pacific ocean wash ashore. The central California coast offers plenty of secluded and sandy beaches for enjoying the salty air and sounds of the sea.
Intentional camera movement produces an abtract view of a tree farm in eastern Orgeon. The golden hues of autumn shine brightly in the early morning light.
Panther Creek Falls
One autumn day, I found my way to Panther Creek Falls in southern Washington. It was raining, and I had been driving many hours. After a quick nap, the rain let up, and I made my way down the mossy green slopes to get nice and close to the rushing cascades.
Mountain Mood of the Sierra
While heading home from the eastern Sierra, the subdued moody light on Wheeler Crest required me to pull over and snap a few photos. The craggy mountain ridges with the low clouds made for a beautiful scene.
Aldeyjarfoss is a little off the beaten path in northern Iceland. But it's sheer beauty is up there as one of Iceland's best waterfalls. During my first visit, Aldeyjarfoss had a beuatiful sunset open up above it for a few brief moments.
Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway. It is the tallest waterfall in Oregon.
Puffin Foraging #3
While exploring the eastern fjords of Iceland, I came across a nesting ground for Atlantic puffins. These seabirds were foraging in the morning light as well as resting, and vocalizing.
Atlatnic Puffin Nesting
I spent hours in eastern Iceland photographing the Atlantic puffins. They would forage at sea and return to their nests in the early morning.
Puffin Foraging #2
An Atlantic puffin, just back from foraging, looks out to sea before heading back to its nest. These seabirds were a highlight of my trip to Iceland.
Atlantic Puffins at Sunrise
Nestled in the eastern fjords of Iceland, is a nesting area for Atlantic puffins. One magical morning, I came across this place at random. But I was thrilled to have close access to these beautiful birds as they foraged for food.
Puffin Foraging #1
Nesting puffins in eastern Iceland were a highlight of my first visit to this beautiful country. Arriving just after sunrise, these little birds would fly to sea to catch krill and fish.
The badlands at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley are truly amazing. I was fortunate to photograph them under fiery skies one sunrise in winter.
Sailor Lake Sunrise Reflections
After camping nearby, I awoke to a clear yet calm morning up in the John Muir Wilderness. The lake was as smooth as glass and the reflections of the craggy granite of Picture Peak were simply beautiful.
Moeraki Boulders Sunset
The southeastern coast of New Zealand's south island includes a stretch of coast with unique rocks, the Moeraki Boulders. These almost perfectly spherical rocks balance nicely against the soft glow of sunset.
Wharariki beach is at the extreme northwest end of New Zealand's south island. It features two amazing archway islands just offshore the long stretch of sandy beach. During sunset, the sky's reflections in the sand made for a beautiful photo.
Motukiekie Wild Sunset
Motukiekie beach is a rugged coastal wilderness. I visited three times while traveling in New Zealand and never saw another person. On thie evening, the sunset grew in intensity as the waves ferosciously raced past me.
Brúarfoss Glacial Waterfall
Brúarfoss, or bridge waterfall is a beautiful location to visit and photograph in southern Iceland. The blue, glacial waters spill into a wonderful cascade with dark, volcanic rock surrounding it.
Icelandic Horse at Kirkjufell
One moring while out photographing along the Snaefellsnes peninsula near Kirkjufell, the sun broke through the clouds. Once it did, the landscape, and this horse, were bathed in golden light.
Hraunfossar in Fall
The autumn season is short lived almost anywhere, including Iceland. I was happy to catch a nice window of fall color while traveling to Iceland in September with some of the best views at Hraunfossar. Iceland's landscapes are amazing on their own, but with the autumn hues, it was spectacular.
Power of Dettifoss
Dettifoss is a waterfall in Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland, and is reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe. The water comes from the nearby Vatnajökull glacier, whose sediment-rich runoff colors the water a greyish white. The superlative of "most powerful" comes from its water flow times its fall distance. The water of the wide River Jökulsá falls for more than 144 feet, causing a massive, crashing spray.
Waves rush past chunks of ice along the black sand beach of Jökulsárlón. The golden glow of sunset fades on the horizon of Iceland's south coast.
Landmannalaugar Geothermal Aerial
While on an aerial tour of Iceland's interior landscapes, one of the highlights was flying over Landmannalaugar and seeing the geothermal activity in the Rhyolite hills.
Faces of Iceland #1
Iceland's amazing landscapes are even more stunning from the air. I had an opportunity of a lifetime to fly over some of Iceland's interior landscapes. This image is a mirrored image and takes on the semblance of a face.