Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

Stevens Pass, Washington

I only got serious about packing and leaving on this road trip yesterday. A two week road trip through the American West in the depths of winter. It somehow makes sense, if only because it’s both easier and cheaper than buying a ticket to someplace warm and sunny. In an afternoon, I managed to get it […]

On the Road Across Canada

It’s 2:45 in the morning, and I bolt awake, my brain spinning in full hamster-wheel mode. I am so not ready for this. But the sun comes up whether I’m ready or not. And soon, it’s time to go. My eyes brim with tears as I hold Janet in my arms. Despair grips me. Is […]

Fun Interview on PocketWizard Blog

Paul Souders + PocketWizard radios + Grizzlies = Awesome Paul Souders’ grandmother wasn’t a woman of means per se, but she did manage to squirrel away enough scratch every year to fly off to someplace she’d never been before. Watching her slide shows was Paul Souders’ introduction to, and some may say addiction to, travel […]

Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico

Not every trip is an expedition. Sometimes there just isn’t enough time or money to head off into some remote corner of the wilderness for a month or two at a stretch. Sometimes it’s just enough to take a short break and see someplace new. New Meixco’s Bosque del Apache wildlife refuge is a well […]

Published Work – Wild Planet Photo Magazine

  Keith Wilson, editor at Wild Planet Photo Magazine, showed considerable patience and forbearance waiting for me to come up with a list of seven “Wild Wonders” of the natural world. I think the hardest part was narrowing my list down to only seven favorite places. For the record, here’s my list in no particular […]

Shanghai, China

It’s like a bomb went off. An entire neighborhood leveled. Homes reduced to brick and wood and rubble. But it’s the mighty fist of unstoppable Lord of Progress that has swung down, rendering this place a wasteland and uprooting thousands. Presumably He has big plans for the remodel. Looking at the wreckage, I imagine some […]

Shanghai, China

I thought I’d gotten away with it, the old breaking and entering thing. Up to the moment I saw the fat girl in the mini skirt. I’d just brazened my way past a bored security guard downstairs, hopped an elevator to the 22nd floor and then scurried up the dark stairwell up and onto the roof with […]

Shanghai, China

Martial Arts Group and Skyline, Shanghai, China

Another day of the new Chinese century begins. I blink awake in darkness and with scrambled time zones and dulled senses, I hit the streets. In the hours before dawn, kites dangle blinking and flashing UFO lights in the dark sky. That most Chinese of sounds, the deep throat clearing haaaaawk fills the air. It […]

Morondava, Madagascar

I left South Africa’s gleaming Johannesburg airport terminal muttering about the homogenization of the world,  bitching at the triumph of international anonymonist architecture. Squeaky clean, brightly lit, fairly shining with stainless steel modernity, I could be anywhere. Sydney or San Diego, Chengdu or Chicago, Dubai or Dallas. Landing in Antananarivo, I reminded myself, not for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Monteverde, Costa Rica

Captive Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) in Monteverde, Costa Rica. “The tree frog looked surprised. But with bulbous red eyes against that vivid green amphibian’s head, a look of credulous alarm is pretty much a constant. Enjoying his Sunday morning lie-in after a long night tormenting the insect life of his little corner of paradise, […]

Alajuela Provine, Costa Rica

A farmer walking in the rain with his herd of dairy cow in the mist on the slopes of Volcan Poas in Costa Rica. Photographed with a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III camera and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure 1/250 at f/5.6. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Stock Image

Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Perhaps unwisely, I mounted a remote camera off the running boards of my rented pickup truck to get a low-angle view while driving along the dirt road along Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. At least it didn’t go skittering off across the desert like I thought it might. Photographed with a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II camera and 16-35mm […]

Maputo, Mozambique

Silhouette of skateboarder riding on makeshift ramp on the Indian Ocean waterfront at dusk in the city of Maputo, Mozambique. Photographed January 13, 2008 with a Canon EOS-1D III camera and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure 1/200 seconds at f/2.8 with ISO 800. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image

Nassau, Bahamas

A buxom tourist stands by Caribbean Flamingos at Ardastra Gardens in Nassau. Photographed April 4, 2007 with a Canon EOS-5D camera and 16-35mm f/2.8 ens. Exposure 1/320 second at f/5.6 Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image

Puerto Piramedes, Argentina

Driving. And more driving. And more driving still. I’ve had lots of time to firm up my opinions on Patagonia, and they’re not as flattering as they might once have been. Flat. Windswept. Uninhabitable. Montana without the mountains. Wyoming without the skiing. Route 66 without the retro teepee motel. Or pavement. La Cuarenta has left […]