Best Photos from 2017

January

Moose and Calf in Blizzard

January was cold. We were in the heart of a historically cold and precipitous winter. The sun by this point had become a legend, forgotten behind the clouds that never seemed to lift from the valley, constantly dropping more and more snow as they had done since late November. Despite the Vitamin D deficiency the area was experiencing, along with the psychological aspects of not seeing direct sunlight for three months, I still made attempts to get out and shoot the remarkably unique landscapes.… Keep reading...

Help Save Our National Monuments

Tourist Visiting Grosvenor Arch

Our National Monuments have recently been described as nothing more than "federal land grabs." This term is as misguided as the people that use it.

Native American tribes banded together to build support in favor of preserving and protecting the area around Bears Ears, which ultimately became Bears Ears National Monument.… Keep reading...

Escaping Winter in Moab

Moon Above Turret Arch

During the course of a winter that was making even hardcore ski-bums question their sanity, my fiancee and I realized we needed a much-needed break from the gray monotony. We packed up the car, secured arrangements, and made a quick long-weekend trip to Moab, Utah to remember what sunshine looked like, as well as the ground.… Keep reading...

Why Yellowstone National Park Needs a Shuttle System

Tourist too close to bison

Yellowstone National Park is exhausted and over-stressed. It’s so heavily visited and trampled in the summers that I believe it’s currently left with only two options. The first option is to completely revamp all the parking lots, consuming and overtaking more natural resources from fragile ground, as well as adding in four-lane highways to account for ever-increasing traffic to an already stressed park.… Keep reading...

Hiker in the Alaska Basin Under Moonlight

Backpacker Resting Under Moonlight

Having another person along with me for the hike into the Alaska Basin was a little unusual. I typically do much of my hiking alone so having someone else nearby at all times got me a little inspired to try some new things. I’ve got several shots with her as the subject, including this one just before we called it a day.… Keep reading...