Sea of Caribbean Dreams
Cozumel is a SCUBA diving paradise. Located along the Yucatan Peninsula in the Caribbean, Cozumel's tropical reefs are full of color and biodiversity. The corals are some of the best you can find.
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.
Second Beach Tides
The outgoing tide at Second Beach flows out to sea towards a tree topped sea stack. The moody dark skies and rugged coastal landscape worked well in black and white. The smooth and textured contrasts of the shore complement each other so well.
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.
The Art of Kelp III
I never get tired of photographing giant kelp underwater. The golden blades and smooth bulbs create amazing contrasts and patterns.
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.
Blue Striped Grunts
While SCUBA diving on the tropical island of Cozumel, Mexico, I encountered this school of blue striped grunts. Their yellow bodies contrasted beautifully with the blue waters of this tropical reef system along the Yucatan peninsula.
Underwater Arch in Cozumel
The structures of Cozumel's tropical reefs along the Yucatan Peninsula are full of overhangs, spires, and arches like the one in this photo. The biodiversity supported by these reef structures makes this island one of the best for SCUAB diving in all the caribbean.
Rise to the Light
Large gorgonian sea fans, a type of colonial cnidarian, filter feed the nutrient rich waters off the tropical island of Couzmel. This reef system is one of the most beautiful along the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
The Sponge Blues
The myriad of colors found along Cozumel's tropical reefs is phenomenal. Some of the best SCUBA diivng in the entire caribbean can be found here along the Yucatan Peninsula.
Cozumel is a little island along the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. This caribbean island is home to amazing tropical reefs full of biodiversity.
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.
Eye of the Parrotfish
While night diving in Cozumel, Mexico, a tropical island in the Caribbean, I phtoographed this sleeping green parrotfish. Using my close up macro lens, I was able to get this detailed view of its eye.
While SCUBA diving on the tropical island of Cozumel, Mexico, I encountered this beautiful gorgonion sea fan. I used my circular fisheye lens to compose it while shooting up into the tropical blue water.
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.
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.
Shadows of Iceland
The rugged south coastof Iceland is full of amazing landscapes. The rocky shores are contrasting with the misty ocean with distant mountains under a moody sky.
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.
Iceland's interior landscapes are full of amazing geology. The Rhyolite mountains found in Landmannalaugar are especially beautiful and the patches of snow add to the scenery.
Iceland is full of amazing landscapes, including countless waterfalls. Many have an aqua blue color from the glacially fed rivers such as this one under stormy skies.
Iceberg Absrtact #1
The icebergs at Jökulsárlón in Iceland can simply glow with blue light as their sculptured formations are simply beautiful.
With a slight pan of the camera, a forest in Yosemite takes on an impressionistic feel as the static and motion blur together.
Picture Peak Sunset
While hiking along the Rob Roy track in Mount Aspiring National Park, the dappled light on the distant mountains made for a beautiful landscape scene.
The Catlins' McLean Falls
The upper portion of McLean Falls, found in the Catlins region of New Zealand's south island, drops into a cathedral of green. This is one ofthe larger and more dramatic waterfalls in this area and its beauty can be photographed in a variety of ways.
Sunrise Rainbow Over Tautuku Bay
There is nothing quite like a storm breaking up at sunrise where the dark gray gives way to vivid pink hues. Add a double rainbow, and the landscape just glows with beauty. At the Florence Hill overlook at Tautuku Bay, this happened.
Moke Lake Sunrise
Just outside Queenstown, Moke Lake provides an idyllic lakeside setting surrounded by grassy hills. On this early morning, the sunrise exploded with intense color as low mist clund to the lake's surface.
Lake Wakatipu Sunrise Glory
A spectacular and beautiful sunrise erupted at Twelve Mile Delta along the shores of Lake Wakatipu. New Zealand is full of amazing landscapes including mountain lined likes such as this one.