The Lone Cypress Tree

 With all of the California coast pictures I have posted on this travel photo blog over the past six years, I was surprised to find out that I hadn’t posted any photos of the most iconic California coastal landscape of them all. “Iconic landscapes” frequently get derided on photography forums for how commercialized they’ve become …

Solitude

 With its fine white sand, Carmel Beach is a very popular destination. Rightfully so, but crowds are not exactly fun for a landscape photographer. Go at dawn and there are few people milling about save for early morning joggers and beach walkers. One European guy approached me curious as to what I was taking photos …

Five Places to Take Pictures in All 50 U.S. States

 The “Great American Road Trip” is a dream shared by many, myself included. So I got to thinking about what I would like to do if I were to visit every state in the U.S. There are obviously too many great things in this country for one person to photograph everything in-depth during one lifetime …

Alaska Photo Galleries

 This was one of the final photos I took on the Alaska trip before driving back to the airport in Anchorage so that wraps up this series of Alaska photo blog posts. With that said, I would like to announce that I have now uploaded a gallery of Alaska pictures and grizzly bear pictures to …

Aialik Glacier

 Aialik Glacier was definitely the highlight of the 9 hour boat tour. Not only is this place beautiful but the calving is something that has to be experienced. It sounds like a building demolition but ten times louder! See more of my Alaska pictures.  

Moon Jellies

 We found a large school of moon jellies during the boat tour. I used to work an aquarium in San Francisco that had moon jellies but nothing compares to seeing the real thing in the wild. See more of my Alaska pictures.  

Orca

 As mentioned in the previous post, I took the Captain’s Choice Boat Tour but this had to have been the most frustrating photo shoot I have ever been on in my life. The seas were quite rough on this day particularly in the open seas around the Chiswell Islands. Shooting from a boat is difficult …

Playful Grizzly Bear Cub

 This was probably my favorite photo from Alaska. I don’t know what it is but I can’t stop smiling when I look at this. Seeing the grizzly bear cub playing with the driftwood for quite some time, it was fascinating to watch the destruction the cub did on it. See more of my grizzly bear …

The Thrill of the Chase

 Frans Lanting once said that, “The worst day in the field is better than the best day in an office.” To me that speaks to the unpredictability of being outdoors. You just never know what will happen. There’s no need to be an alcoholic if you are a nature photographer because your life should be …