Year: 2022

Cornered by a Bull Elk at Trapper Lake

Bull Elk Standing Above Trapper Lake
A bull elk in velvet standing in a meadow above Trapper Lake. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

The landscape at Trapper Lake was quiet and empty. The nearest camper was 2.5 miles up the trail. The sun was beginning to set and a stillness overtook the lake, producing immaculate reflections. I got my camp setup tucked away in the woods away from the lake, then immediately went to take some photos of the landscapes.… Keep reading...

The Cattle in the Desert Paradox

A cow completely out of place grazing in the arid deserts. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

I’m standing at the base of Jackson Lake Dam, my position normally below about 20-30 feet of water, or in this case, ice. Severe drought has gripped Jackson Hole and the western United States, evidenced by the lake, now restored to its pre-dam levels, as well as the scarcity in snowfall this season.… Keep reading...

Hiking and Camping in Moab over Christmas

Comet Leonard blending into a starry night sky above the Green River Overlook. Canyonlands National Park, Utah

The wind was still howling pre-sunrise. The sparsely occupied campground in Dead Horse Point State Park was still quiet, gusts aside. I woke up well rested after the previous night’s ordeal, eager to get on a nearby trail.… Keep reading...

Trouble Sleeping at Dead Horse Point State Park

Evaporation ponds from the nearby potash mine resting below sandstone ridges and canyonds. Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

This past Christmas break, I made a nice little escape to the Moab, Utah area for some hiking and photography. With an 8 hour drive ahead of me, I left town as early as I could, racing down to have camp setup before sunset.… Keep reading...

Five Favorite Images from 2021

It’s been a few years since I’ve done a “best of” post for the year. In past years, I’ve typically picked an image from each month that I enjoyed the most. In recent years though, my productivity in photography has dwindled, not even affording me that kind of selection anymore. This was due to a number of factors that held me back, but I’ve made the effort to reverse this trend beginning in the fall, which is why the five favorites I chose from this past year all from within the last two months.… Keep reading...