I took this over/under image on the north slope of the Brookes Range in the Alaskan arctic. The Brookes Range is a really pretty place, and the fresh water rapidly running through this valley was super clear. I learned pretty quickly that you have to limit how long you have your hands in arctic stream water. That water is cold!
This was a super heathy Impala that I photographed in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. Our guide that day made fun of me for taking a few minutes to watch the Impala and take a few photographs. I guess most people when they visit Africa just want to see the larger animals, but I equally enjoyed spending time with this healthy and happy little Impala. It seemed totally content with its place in the world at that moment, and that’s about all I can ask for any creature.
Last Wednesday, Kīlauea became active again and started to fill the Halemaʻumaʻu crater with a fresh lake of lava. Thursday evening after work, we drove over to see what was visible from the north rim of the caldera. It was windy and raining, but the glowing lava lake lit everything in an interesting red light. Every few minutes, you could see a momentary glimpse of lava as a fountain sprayed into view above the rim of the crater. It was a pretty interesting scene.
I took this image while flying with my friend Matt a number of years ago. Well, he was flying the plane; I was hanging out the window taking pictures. This photograph is of the Cottonball Marsh in Death Valley. It’s well below sea level (about -200 ft) and the surface of a dry lake bed is covered in borax salt. From the air, it looks like someone spilled milk on the landscape.
It’s impressive how well camouflaged the little tidepool Sculpin are along the Pacific coast. They can be super hard to spot in small tidepools, but when you zoom in on them, it’s interesting to note that they are often covered in bright yellow lines and blue dots. They sure blend in well. This one it only about an inch long.