East and West Mittens in Monument Valley at Sunrise

Sunrise Over East and West Mittens

Upon waking up in Monument Valley, I climbed out of my tent in my pajamas, looked up toward my car and saw a rather large group of photographers trying not to stare back down at me. Apparently the primitive campgrounds at Monument Valley Tribal Park also doubles as the most scenic spot to take photography tours.… Keep reading...

Star Trails Over the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains

Alabama Hills in Eastern California

This is another taken from the campgrounds at the Alabama Hills along the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. The temperature at night only got down into the 40s so it made for excellent camping weather. The great thing about the Alabama Hills is you’re at roughly 5000 feet above sea level, and just to the west are some of the country’s highest peaks.… Keep reading...

Black Bear Cub Up a Tree Eating Berries

Black Bear Cub Eating Berries

Another shot from the other day with the bears along Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park. One of the two cubs was a little more ambitious than the others and would repeatedly climb up a small tree of river hawthorn berries to get a better angle when the mother wasn’t pulling the branches down.… Keep reading...

Black Bear Cub Standing Upright

Black Bear Cub Standing

One of my favorite shots of the bears has to be this one of a black bear cub and sow standing up. The other day I met up with some other local photographer friends who were patiently waiting for the bears to make yet another return along Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park.… Keep reading...

Fall Colors at Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park

Fall Colors at Oxbow Bend

Yesterday I was hoping for a dramatic sunrise over the fall colors at Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park. I was a little disappointed not just in the amount of photographers lined along the water’s edge, but also in an overcast sky that eventually brought some more heavy snowfall. Before the snow started to fall again, I headed just east of Oxbow Bend to the next pullout to get away from the crowds and get what turned out to be, in my opinion, a much more scenic shot of the area.… Keep reading...

Fall Colors on Shadow Mountain

Fall Colors Along Dirt Road

I think this may be my favorite fall shot thus far this season. Earlier in the season I had driven up Shadow Mountain in Bridger-Teton National Forest for sunset and was stunned at the colors bursting off the leaves. I went back the other day, this time for sunrise and was thrilled to find that there was still plenty of color left along the entire road.… Keep reading...