On the Road

Masai Mara, Kenya

One question I’m often asked is, where is your favorite place? I should have a quick and easy answer, but it always feels like picking your favorite child. They’re all different, and special in their own way. Maybe I don’t need to go back to visit the kids hurling rocks at me in Gaza, peel […]


Ny Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway

It’s like I never left. The same frenzied packing, the same interminable flight from Seattle to Oslo to Longyearbyen. The familiar scramble to sort gear, buy up half the groceries on the island, prep the boat and somehow stow three weeks worth of too much gear and food into too small a boat. Somehow, it […]


Svalbard, Norway

Remote camera view of young Polar Bear chewing on the two-year-old skeletal remains of a dead Fin Whale beached near Sallyhamna (Sally Bay) on Spitsbergen Island. We motored overnight to reach Sallyhammna and the final resting place of the dead fin whale we photographed two years ago. We motored into the bay at six in […]


Favorite Places: Patagonia

It’s a strange and not always wonderful thing to finally arrive in a place you’ve dreamed of for years. More than once I’ve taken stumbled off the plane, looked around, and started shaking my head. There are times when it just isn’t worth the trouble. I had long admired images of Patagonia’s windswept mountains. Like […]


Svalbard, Norway

A large male Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) swims along the coastline near Sallyhamna (Sally Bay) on an early summer day. Photographed at Sallyhamna on Spitsbergen Island July 8, 2011 with Canon 1D IV with 600mm f/4 lens at ISO 200 Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Hallo Bay, Alaska

I hate this part. The waiting. All the endless planning and packing and prep and schlepping mountains of crap to the edge of the continent. And now the boat is packed and ready to go, and I am filled with the gutsick certainty that I have forgotten something very, very important. I fuel up with […]


Midnight Sun, Brooks Range, Alaska

On this, the longest day of the northern year, the sun never sets at the Arctic Circle. It loops around, kissing the northern horizon and casting an otherworldly orange glow before rising again. In 1996, I drove north on Alaska’s Dalton Highway, past the Arctic Circle roadside pullout, beyond Atigun Pass in the Brooks Range […]


CDG, Paris, France

Photographed with Apple iPhone 4 and Hipstamatic at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport Purchase Fine Art Prints | License Images


Sabi Sands, South Africa

In the 13 years since I first traveled to Africa, I have always resisted private lodges and safari guides. Mostly, because I’m cheap. But I’m also stubborn. I’ve always believed that you remember a lot better when you learn the hard way. When I stepped off the plane and into Cape Town’s airport, I didn’t […]


Mahe Island, Seychelles

Palm trees line a remote tropical beach along Indian Ocean north of town of Victoria. Photographed March 1, 2011 with a Canon EOS-1Ds III digital camera and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure 1/320 second at f/11. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

A construction fence surrounds The Disc building in Khalifa City at dusk outside Abu Dhabi. Photographed February 24, 2011 with a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III camera and 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens. Exposure 30 seconds at f/11. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Debris pile and Burj Khalifa and construction site of new office towers and apartment blocks in Business Bay district at night. Photographed February 23, 2011 with a Canon EOS-1Ds camera and 70-200mm lens. Exposure 30 seconds at f/11. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A father hoists his young son up to reach toward a shark swimming past inside the massive Dubai Mall Aquarium in the United Arab Emirates. Photographed February 22, 2011 with a Canon EOS-1Ds III camera and 16-35mm f/2.8 Lens. Exposure 1/30 seconds at f/2.8 ISO 400. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Two Japanese tourists jump for snapshots on Jumeirah Beach near Burj al-Arab Hotel in Dubai. Photographed February 20, 2011 with a Canon EOS-1Ds III camera and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Fujairah, Dubai, UAE

An animal handler ties off massive bull during traditional Arab bullfights in city of Fujairah outside Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Photographed February 18, 2011with a Canon EOS-5D II camera and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Aruba, Netherlands Antilles

Wind turbines and cactus in Arikok National Wildlife Refuge at Windmolenpark Vader Piet. Photographed January 26, 2011 with a Canon EOS-1Ds III camera and 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens. Exposure 1/60 second at f/22. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

The setting sun silhouettes young boys riding bicycles along waterfront at sunset in capitol of Kralendijk. Photographed January 24, 2011 with a Canon EOS-5D camera and 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens. Exposure 1/320 second at f/4.5. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

Smoke and air pollution billow from glowing Venezuela-owned Isla Oil Refinery at night. Photographed January 23, 2011 with a Canon EOS-1Ds III camera and 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens. Exposure 25 seconds at f/16. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles

Landing Air France jet flies over scantily clad sunbathers on beach at end of landing strip of Princess Juliana International Airport Photographed January 21, 2011 with a Canon EOS-1Ds III camera and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure 1/640 seconds at f/8. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Portrait of young girls in doorway in home within Ciudad Colonial neighborhood. Photographed January 12, 2011 with a Canon EOS-5D II camera and 50mm f/1.4 Zeiss lens. Exposure 1/60 second at f/4. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Frederick Sound, Alaska

The whales are talking to me. Or maybe about me. It’s hard to say. Listening in through a hydrophone dangling down into the water, I hear a trippy chorus. Equal bird chips, armpit farts and creepy satanic music. Half a hundred humpbacks have gathered in a slow motion feeding frenzy in Frederick Sound, feasting on […]


Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Iceland

Aerial view of masive ash plume erupting through 200 meter thick glacial ice sheet at summit of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Photographed April 21, 2010 with a EOS-1Ds Mark III camera and 70-200mm lens. Exposure 1/400 second at f/8. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya

Compressed telephoto view of blending stripes of Plains Zebra (Equus burchelli) standing together on savanna. Photographed September 1, 2009 with a Canon EOS-1D III camera and 600mm f/4 lens. Exposure 1/1250 seconds at f/4. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Holbrook, Arizona

Holbrook lies along old Route 66, the mother road from Chicago to the California coast and all-purpose symbol of the American love affair with the open road. The town was once home to a bevy of motels and cafes catering to early cross-country drivers, and a dozen or more garages dedicated to nursing post-war Chevrolets […]