A New Zealand Sunrise

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. It seems as though every square inch is covered in ever-changing beauty. The gorgeous fjords and the southern alps of the South Island are only rivaled by the rolling green hills and ruggedly breathtaking volcanoes found on the North Island. No other…

Zhangjiajie Overlook

This image was taken in the heart of central China at the Zhangjiajie National Park. Established in 1982, this is China’s first National Park. In 1992, it was named a UNESCO world heritage site. This landscape is also famous for inspiring the alien world for the movie Avatar. The park itself is well known by…

Dew a Sunrise

A few weeks ago I wrote about the adventure Jennifer and I had traveling to Marokopa Falls in New Zealand. It was down remote windy backroads that consisted of mostly dirt and rock. The fog was thick, but when we rose above it the New Zealand sunrise was stellar. We found this dew covered wire…

Painted Mine

This is another look at the Painted Mines Interpretive Park in Calhan, Colorado. I especially like the way the colorful orange and red soil peaks through the fresh white snow.

The Great Sand Sunset

The year 2015 has drawn to an end and it seems fitting to celebrate it with a sunset photo that I took earlier this year while visiting Great Sand Dunes National Park. This has been a great year and I look forward to many new adventures in 2016! See you next year!

Devil’s Causeway

This is the Devil’s Causeway. It is a rocky ridgeline that narrows down to only 4′ wide with more than a 1,000-foot vertical drop on both sides. You can find this death-defying narrow strip of land near the small town of Yampa, Colorado. If you are up to the challenge, you can walk (or crawl…

Herard Peaking

The is the 13,345′ Mount Herard, peaking over the saddle between two of the massive sand dunes at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Sand Mountain

The size of a sand dune can be hard to grasp from a single image. These are featureless landscapes and as such could be small ant hills or massive mountains. Footprints and the lone hiker help to speak to the size of this dune in Great Sand Dunes National Park. The silhouette of the hiker making his way up…

Weather Worn

The power of nature is simply incredible. Sometimes it destroys in a matter of seconds, but all to often it is the relentless weathering that tears down man’s efforts and restores the earth to it raw glory. Here, in Great Sand Dunes National Park, we see how nature slowly tears and buries the traces of…

Chocolate Rainbows

These are the Chocolate Hills on Bohol Island in the Philippines. They are so named because the grass on the hills turns brown, like chocolate, during the dry season—resembling Hersey’s Chocolate Kisses. This photo was taken on a rainy day. I climbed up the viewing hill and as I neared the top, the clouds parted just long enough for…

Bosnian Countryside

This is a small strip of land in Bosnia-Herzegovina that touches the Adriatic Sea. The agricultural plane was squeezed in between the mountains, making for a beautiful site on all sides.

Georgia Fall

Fall is my favorite season of the year, wherever I am. I took this near Jasper, Georgia in the fall of 2010. The mountains feel like home to me. Although I prefer the vast expanse and solitude of the Rocky Mountains, the Appalachian Mountains are where I grew up—I love it here.