Posts Tagged ‘USA’

Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico

Snow Geese, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, 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 […]


Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA

Underwater View of Green Sea Turtle , Hawaii

Underwater view of small endangered Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming with Remora Eel in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. Photographed March 2, 2008 using a Canon 1D III and 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens. Exposure 1/250 at f/4.5. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Hartford, Connecticut

City Skyline, Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford is certainly a town not lacking in pretension. A city built on stolid insurance premiums grown glossy and sleek on nouveau riche investment swindles. There are grand boulevards…devoid of traffic. Vast public spaces…abandoned. Towering skyscrapers…seemingly vacant. It’s as if the Rapture came and it turned out that God’s chosen were insurance adjusters and derivatives […]


Holbrook, Arizona

Dinosaurs in Desert, 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 across […]


Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley, Arizona

When movie director John Ford changed Marion Morrison into John Wayne, dressed him up in a cowboy outfit and stuck him out in this arid, forbidding corner of the Arizona desert, he created the defining image of the American West. The first time you come into Monument Valley, you’re enraptured. It’s instantly recognizable; the red […]


Katmai National Park, Alaska

Grizzly Bear and Remote Camera, Katmai National Park, Alaska

There has never been a better time to be a nature photographer. In the last decade, we have witnessed a revolution in digital photo technology. Guided tours travel to wilderness areas that were once the sole province of National Geographic and BBC film crews. There has never been a worse time to make a living […]


Mechanicsville, Maryland

Demolition Derby, Mechanicsville, Maryland

Is there a more quintessentially American sport than Demolition Derby? Take some perfectly serviceable old cars and smash them into each other for the viewing pleasure of paying spectators. A sensible soul might well feel unease at such a debased gladiatorial spectacle. It’s loud and dangerous, wasteful and stupid. And fun. There may be some […]


Katmai National Park, Alaska

Underwater Brown Bear, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Underwater view of Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos) swimming after spawning salmon in Katmai National Park on summer day. Photographed August 23, 2010 with Canon 1Ds III and 16-35mm f/2.8 Lens using an underwater housing and remote release. Runner-up: Underwater World at 2011 BBC Veilia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. Purchase Fine Art Print […]


Midnight Sun, Brooks Range, Alaska

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 […]


Frederick Sound, Alaska

Humpback Whale Breaching, 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 […]


Yasha Island, Alaska

Steller's Sea Lion Underwater, Alaska

Even before the cold water started to settle around my crotch, I knew this was a bad idea. I’d been trying to photograph Steller’s Sea Lions swimming underwater for the better part of a day, and it was slow going. The novelty of a boat bobbing on its anchor a mile from their haul out […]


Freshwater Bay, Alaska

Jellyfish, Alaska

I came for the whales. I stayed for the jellyfish. There have been days when the whales have gone wandering, the sea lions scattered and the eagles elusive. But during the short Alaska summer, life abounds below the ocean surface as well. While sheltering in a small bay from the afternoon winds that turn Chatham […]


Holbrook, Arizona

Dinosaur Sculptures on Route 66, 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 […]


Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA

Spinner Dolphins Underwater, Hawaii

Underwater view of young woman swimming with Spinner Dolphins (Stenella longirostris) in Pacific Ocean along Hawaii’s Kona Coast Photographed March 2, 2008 using a Canon EOS 1D III and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure 1/250 at f/4. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Tok, Alaska

There’s a black bear in the road up ahead. This being Alaska, I shouldn’t be all that surprised. It’s his fashion choice that’s thrown me. Firmly perched over his head sits an antique ten pound tin of Folger’s coffee, raided from some old trapper’s cabin. Any points the bear gets for style and originality come […]