Maybe it's because I live in an arid climate, but the rain forest has always fascinated me. The lush foliage grows so fast you can almost watch it uncurl. These emerging ferns are a particular favorite - I love how the light glows through them, softened by the overhead canopy.
This image combines two things I've been fortunate to see several times over the years - Alaska, and bald eagles in the wild. Both stir the soul and touch the wild in all our hearts. The second day of our boat tours into Prince William Sound was cold, rainy and cloudy. I was set to [...]
I admit it, I'm a sucker for lily ponds. I'm not sure if it's because I really liked Kermit as a kid, or just the serenity of the scene (or maybe a bit of both). The Hilo zoo has an amazing pond, and it's been in bloom every time I visit. Now all I need [...]
Every once in a while, a quick snapshot turns out to be far more than expected. I snapped this of my wife on a whim while we were walking down the street in Llandudno, Wales. Her family has roots there, and we'd been visiting - it's an incredibly peaceful city, just the right place to [...]
Visiting Denali national park is always spectacular, and no matter the weather, there's always good shooting. If it's rainy or overcast the critters come out, and if the sun's shining, you might be one of the 30% of visitors who get to see the peak itself. This was on our last day of the trip, [...]
When we were in Tasmania, we took a photo cruise down into the great southern ocean. The scenery was spectacular (I'll share those another time), and there was tons of wildlife. On an island off the south tip there was a huge colony of sea lions basking on the rocks. Somehow this one had climbed, [...]
My wife and I try to get into the mountains as often as we can, and aren't about to let a little weather get in the way. This past week, we went up to Estes Park, and woke up to 14 inches of new termination dust on the ground - summer is truly over up [...]
When we were in Rome a couple of years ago, we did something for the first time - we paid for a tour. Usually the thought of shuffling along with other tourists just wasn't attractive. For the Vatican though, the crowds can be stifling and detract from the experience, so we signed up for a [...]
This week's Friday Photo is from our recent trip to Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road. Australia is one of our favorite vacation spots; the scenery, the critters, and the people combine to make it a wonderful time. So here's to 'Roo' for all the folks who made our trip a great time.
We recently visited the Tower Hill nature reserve in Victoria, Australia. It's our second time, and continues to be an amazing place to see wildlife. This koala was in a tree right near the parking lot just snoozing away, ignoring the crazy American with his camera. It got me thinking though, there's a moral here [...]