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.
We arrived during one of the rare periods when Denali was near clouless and was fully visible. What a magnificent spot
Shot taken with a long lens, during rutting season when it is best to keep your distance!
Taken after a long hike over challenging terrain. Well worth the effort!
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!
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!
Shot taken from the edge of a cliff overlooking the Colorado River near Page, AZ
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.
Always beautiful, always changing. I can't wait to go back to this amazing land.
Often referred to as Yosemite but with red rocks, Zion is one of the most scenic parks in the lower 48.
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
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.
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!
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
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!
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 at sunrise along the Madison River.
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".
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.
John Moulton Barn on Mormon Row at the base of the Grand Tetons, Wyoming
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.