Bridge over the New River, West Virginia
       
     
Sheep near Vik, on the south coast of Iceland
       
     
View from the Bergensbanen train, Norway
       
     
Mt Denali, Alaska
       
     
Fishing Boat, Inside Passage, Alaska
       
     
Sun bathing Sea Lions, Inside Passage, Alaska
       
     
Mountain Goats, Inside Passage, Alaska
       
     
Stream & Fall Leaves, West Virginia
       
     
Gristmill in Fall, Babcock State Park, West Virginia
       
     
Moss Covered Log & Fall Leaves, West Virginia
       
     
Waterfall & Fall Leaves, West Virginia
       
     
Eagle in Flight, Inside Passage, Alaska
       
     
Near Kolob Canyon, Utah
       
     
Kolob Canyon, Utah
       
     
Long Horned Sheep, Zion National Park, Utah
       
     
Sunset, Zion National Park, Utah
       
     
Ruins & the Blasket Islands, from the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
       
     
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland
       
     
Climbing Kayakers in Autumn, Great Falls of the Potomac, Virginia
       
     
Sunset, Horseshoe Bend, Arizona
       
     
Pelicans & Cormorants, La Jolla, California
       
     
Seal in the Surf, La Jolla Cove, California
       
     
Clouds in Fall, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
       
     
Impressionistic Fall, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
       
     
Tree and Shed at Dawn, Snow Canyon State Park, Utah
       
     
Light Painting, Connemara, Ireland
       
     
Rhododendron and Hills, Connemara, Ireland
       
     
Mountaind & Clouds, Tracey Arm Fjord, Inside Passage, Alaska
       
     
Waterfall near Emerald Pools Trail, Zion National Park, Utah
       
     
Zodiak and Iceberg, Inside Passage, Alaska
       
     
Photographers at Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon, Iceland
       
     
Sunset as the storm approaches, Iceland
       
     
Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall at sunset, Iceland
       
     
Horse at Sunset, Iceland
       
     
Vestrahorn Mountain at Sunrise, south east Iceland
       
     
Iceberg Beach, Iceland
       
     
Sunset in Iceland
       
     
Vestrahorn at Sunset, Iceland
       
     
Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland
       
     
Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland
       
     
Lone Heron, Yellowstone National Park
       
     
Lone Buffalo, Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park
       
     
Elk Rut, Yellowstone National Park
       
     
Elk Rut, Yellowstone National Park
       
     
Grand Tetons at Dawn
       
     
Bull Elk Bugling, Yellowstone National Park
       
     
Mormon Barn and Grand Tetons, Antelope Flats, Wyoming
       
     
Bull Elk in Profile, Yellowstone National Park
       
     
Kissing Elk, Yellowstone National Park
       
     
Fall Colors, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
       
     
Bridge over the New River, West Virginia
       
     
Bridge over the New River, West Virginia
Sheep near Vik, on the south coast of Iceland
       
     
Sheep near Vik, on the south coast of Iceland
View from the Bergensbanen train, Norway
       
     
View from the Bergensbanen train, Norway

Considered by many to be the most scenic train ride in the world, the Bergen to Oslo line passes through 182 tunnels on its 300 mile course, stopping at stations that are snowed in even in July.  This photograph was taken through a closed train window as we approached Oslo.

Mt Denali, Alaska
       
     
Mt Denali, Alaska

We arrived during one of the rare periods when Denali was near clouless and was fully visible.  What a magnificent spot

Fishing Boat, Inside Passage, Alaska
       
     
Fishing Boat, Inside Passage, Alaska
Sun bathing Sea Lions, Inside Passage, Alaska
       
     
Sun bathing Sea Lions, Inside Passage, Alaska
Mountain Goats, Inside Passage, Alaska
       
     
Mountain Goats, Inside Passage, Alaska
Stream & Fall Leaves, West Virginia
       
     
Stream & Fall Leaves, West Virginia
Gristmill in Fall, Babcock State Park, West Virginia
       
     
Gristmill in Fall, Babcock State Park, West Virginia
Moss Covered Log & Fall Leaves, West Virginia
       
     
Moss Covered Log & Fall Leaves, West Virginia
Waterfall & Fall Leaves, West Virginia
       
     
Waterfall & Fall Leaves, West Virginia
Eagle in Flight, Inside Passage, Alaska
       
     
Eagle in Flight, Inside Passage, Alaska
Near Kolob Canyon, Utah
       
     
Near Kolob Canyon, Utah
Kolob Canyon, Utah
       
     
Kolob Canyon, Utah
Long Horned Sheep, Zion National Park, Utah
       
     
Long Horned Sheep, Zion National Park, Utah

Shot taken with a long lens, during rutting season when it is best to keep your distance!

Sunset, Zion National Park, Utah
       
     
Sunset, Zion National Park, Utah

Taken after a long hike over challenging terrain.  Well worth the effort!

Ruins & the Blasket Islands, from the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
       
     
Ruins & the Blasket Islands, from the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland
       
     
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland

The main tourist attraction is a typical park-like setting with walls, guard rails and rangers.  This shot was taken from a farmer's land, north of the park.  No rails, no guards and caveat emptor!

Climbing Kayakers in Autumn, Great Falls of the Potomac, Virginia
       
     
Climbing Kayakers in Autumn, Great Falls of the Potomac, Virginia

The Falls are a favorite of kayakers from around the east coast.  When the water is low as it is in this photo, kayakers can "slide" from the upper falls to the basins below, then climb back up and do it again!

Sunset, Horseshoe Bend, Arizona
       
     
Sunset, Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Shot taken from the edge of a cliff overlooking the Colorado River near Page, AZ

Pelicans & Cormorants, La Jolla, California
       
     
Pelicans & Cormorants, La Jolla, California
Seal in the Surf, La Jolla Cove, California
       
     
Seal in the Surf, La Jolla Cove, California
Clouds in Fall, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
       
     
Clouds in Fall, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Impressionistic Fall, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
       
     
Impressionistic Fall, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Tree and Shed at Dawn, Snow Canyon State Park, Utah
       
     
Tree and Shed at Dawn, Snow Canyon State Park, Utah
Light Painting, Connemara, Ireland
       
     
Light Painting, Connemara, Ireland

The light in this land changes constantly making it one of the most magical places to photograph.  Just a few minutes after this shot was taken the storms rolled in.

Rhododendron and Hills, Connemara, Ireland
       
     
Rhododendron and Hills, Connemara, Ireland

Always beautiful, always changing.  I can't wait to go back to this amazing land.

Mountaind & Clouds, Tracey Arm Fjord, Inside Passage, Alaska
       
     
Mountaind & Clouds, Tracey Arm Fjord, Inside Passage, Alaska
Waterfall near Emerald Pools Trail, Zion National Park, Utah
       
     
Waterfall near Emerald Pools Trail, Zion National Park, Utah

Often referred to as Yosemite but with red rocks, Zion is one of the most scenic parks in the lower 48.

Zodiak and Iceberg, Inside Passage, Alaska
       
     
Zodiak and Iceberg, Inside Passage, Alaska

Naturalist and guests from the National Geographic's Seabird, a 64 passenger ship, check out a massive iceberg.  The berg recently rolled to reveal its stunning turquoise bottom

Photographers at Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon, Iceland
       
     
Photographers at Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon, Iceland

Jökulsárlón is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.  Photographers flock here to watch icebergs be born and swept into the sea.

Sunset as the storm approaches, Iceland
       
     
Sunset as the storm approaches, Iceland
Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall at sunset, Iceland
       
     
Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall at sunset, Iceland

Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall and Kirkjufoss mountain, northwest Iceland.  The afternoon had been cloudy and the skies not all that interesting.  Then suddenly just as the sun went down, the skies lit up!

Horse at Sunset, Iceland
       
     
Horse at Sunset, Iceland
Vestrahorn Mountain at Sunrise, south east Iceland
       
     
Vestrahorn Mountain at Sunrise, south east Iceland

Reached after getting lost on a harrowing ride through a blizzard, we spent the night standing on sand dunes, protecting our cameras from howling winds, waiting for dawn.  The beach in the foreground is composed of black lava sand.  The white is the snow that fell during the night

Iceberg Beach, Iceland
       
     
Iceberg Beach, Iceland
Sunset in Iceland
       
     
Sunset in Iceland
Vestrahorn at Sunset, Iceland
       
     
Vestrahorn at Sunset, Iceland
Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland
       
     
Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland
Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland
       
     
Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland
Lone Heron, Yellowstone National Park
       
     
Lone Heron, Yellowstone National Park
Lone Buffalo, Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park
       
     
Lone Buffalo, Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park

We spent sunrise hoping to see bears approaching a downed bison.  We saw no bears but instead observed distant wolves calling warnings to a coyote to stay away from the bison that they claimed as their own.  As we left the sun made a brief appearance and this lone wolf began crossing the valley in front of a stand of aspens backed by fog shrouded mountains.  The takeaway?  You never know what you are going to get - always have your camera ready!

Elk Rut, Yellowstone National Park
       
     
Elk Rut, Yellowstone National Park

A bull elk chases down and rounds up a cow elk that was attempting to escape his harem to join another harem.  Nature can be harsh.

Elk Rut, Yellowstone National Park
       
     
Elk Rut, Yellowstone National Park

Elk at sunrise along the Madison River.

Grand Tetons at Dawn
       
     
Grand Tetons at Dawn

Shot from across the Snake River from Schwabacher Landing near Jackson Hole.  The Tetons are among the most difficult chain of mountains to shoot.  The face dead east so sunrise shadows are very short lived.  We had about five minutes when the light was "right".

Bull Elk Bugling, Yellowstone National Park
       
     
Bull Elk Bugling, Yellowstone National Park

In rut season bull elk call bugle to advertise their fitness to cows, warn other bulls to stay away, or announcing his readiness to fight.

Mormon Barn and Grand Tetons, Antelope Flats, Wyoming
       
     
Mormon Barn and Grand Tetons, Antelope Flats, Wyoming

John Moulton Barn on Mormon Row at the base of the Grand Tetons, Wyoming

Bull Elk in Profile, Yellowstone National Park
       
     
Bull Elk in Profile, Yellowstone National Park
Kissing Elk, Yellowstone National Park
       
     
Kissing Elk, Yellowstone National Park

When a bull elk is ready to mate with a cow (he mates many times during rut), he often starts with "kisses".  Shortly after this photo was taken they answered any questions one might have as to what happens during the rut.

Fall Colors, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
       
     
Fall Colors, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia