2018 – Glacier Peaks Wilderness

Glacier Peaks Wilderness in Washington had long been on my list, but I’d never taken the opportunity to go explore it before. This summer one of my buddies and I took a 63 mile backcountry loop through a section of it. Pretty amazing scenery throughout. Wildfires and bald blue skies made for less than epic photography, but the backpacking was amazing.

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Chasing Daylight : Prints Available

2018, Sol Duc Falls, Washington
We Might Fall : Prints Available

Chris hiking up Spider Glacier.

The hike we took on the way down from Lyman Glacier to Lyman Lakes:

A few snapshots from the trip:

2017 Trip Images

Finally some new images up for the remainder of my trips in 2017. Ended up taking the family with me to Tetons, Yellowstone, and Glacier. As a result the photography wasn’t quite as intense as usual, as I took it relatively easy hiking my family all over the national parks. Had a good time anyway. Took my boys (and 7 mos pregnant wife) on their first 10+ mile hike. They handled it like champs. Of course the awesome views in Glacier have a tendency to make the effort all melt away. Have some more hard core backpacking and photo trips planned for 2018.

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The Worlds We Discovered : Prints Available
GNP, Glacier National Park, Hidden Lake, Logans Pass, Logans Pass Visitor Center, Montana,Summer, hiking
Heaven In Hiding : Prints Available
GNP, Glacier National Park, Grinnell Glacier Trail, Lower Grinnell Lake, Montana, Summer, hiking, sunset
Chasing Horizons : Prints Available
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Moose : Prints Available

Close up of the moose chilling on the banks of Lower Grinnell Lake, GNP. Unfortunately no grizz, only moose, mountain goats, big horn sheep, marmots, and one grumpy badger.

GNP, Glacier National Park, Montana, St Mary Lake, Summer, Wild Goose Island
Another Chapter : Prints Available
Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Wyoming, yellowstone national park
Where Dreams Turn To Color : Prints Available
Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Wyoming, yellowstone national park
Smoke & Mirrors : Prints Available
Blue Star Geyser, Wyoming, yellowstone national park
Ready To Ignite : Prints Available
Grand Tetons National Park, Willow Flats, Wyoming
Feeling Blue : Prints Available
Grand Tetons National Park, Taggart Lake Trail, Wyoming
Lead The Way : Prints Available
Ely, Thunderstorm, sunset, lake
Falling Rainbows : Prints Available

Big Island, Hawaii – Oceans & Lava

I recently had the opportunity to travel to the Big Island of Hawaii. The intent was to spend a week shooting the active lava delta flowing into the ocean. Unfortunately that delta collapsed and sank into the ocean shortly before I got there. So I scrambled for alternate plans. I still got some shots of the volcano thanks to my friend Bruce Omori at Extreme Exposure in Hilo. Ultimately the change in plans gave me the opportunity to try some underwater photography.

Stacked Actors : Prints Available

Glide : Prints Available

Humpback Calf : Prints Available

Humpback and calf play on the surface near Kona, Hawaii.

Every Moment : Prints Available

Cataclysm : Prints Available

Shades Of Blue : Prints Available

Manta Rays
Worlds Apart : Prints Available

Huge manta rays glide on the current over a coral reef.

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Visions : Prints Available

Spinner dolphins play off the Kona coast.

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The Hangover : Prints Available

The Forge : Prints Available

Lava from the 61g ocean entry firehouse pours into the ocean.

Talons : Prints Available

Sun Models : Prints Available

Souls Align : Prints Available

Slow Burn : Prints Available

Singularity : Prints Available

Seeking the Ancients : Prints Available

Scorched Earth : Prints Available

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Radioactive : Prints Available

Pele's Tears : Prints Available

Ocean's Divide : Prints Available

Lava Lake : Prints Available

Imagine Dragons : Prints Available

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Find A Way : Prints Available

Everglow : Prints Available

Drift : Prints Available

Dragon's Breath : Prints Available

Choosing Sides : Prints Available

Bursting At The Seams : Prints Available

Breathe : Prints Available

Boundless : Prints Available

Ashes Remain : Prints Available

Sunset at Kilauea Crater.

HumpbackBabySnapshot : Prints Available

A humpback whale and calf play on the surface.

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61g Ocean Entry : Prints Available

Sunrise from an open door helicopter overlooking the 61g lava entry on Hawaii’s Big Island.

Rocky Mountain National Park Trip

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Reveries : Prints Available

Amazing storm light rolling through the valley.

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Somewhere I Belong : Prints Available

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Feelings Never Die : Prints Available

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Things Left Unsaid : Prints Available

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Moments Like These : Prints Available

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Do You Dream? : Prints Available

Sunrise at Dream Lake.

Kauai Trip Images

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Blueprint For Living : Prints Available

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Shine Down : Prints Available

Great view of the Napali coast, taken from a doors off helicopter ride.

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Until The Oceans Are Shallow : Prints Available

In a rare moment of low tide and low surf, Ke’e beach is transformed into a mirror at sunrise.

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Relentless : Prints Available

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Ashes of Eden : Prints Available

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Evidence of Things Unseen : Prints Available

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Geko 2 : Prints Available

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A Better Life Is Waiting : Prints Available

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Art of Dreaming : Prints Available

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The Remedy : Prints Available

Double rainbow at Ke’e beach along Kauai’s North Shore.

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Unwritten Verses : Prints Available

Pounding surf and a passing rainstorm made for a pretty awesome night on Secret Beach in Kauai.

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Stay : Prints Available

Twilight fades on Ke’e beach along Kauai’s North Shore.

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Rugged Paradise : Prints Available

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Life Passes By : Prints Available

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Forbidden Paradise : Prints Available

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Dreamscape : Prints Available

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Dreaming Out Loud : Prints Available

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At The Edge Of Breaking Dawn : Prints Available

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All Crashes Down : Prints Available

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After Tonight : Prints Available

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Geko 1 : Prints Available

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Kilauea Lighthouse : Prints Available

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Catch and Release : Prints Available

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Time Remembers : Prints Available

Taken while literally hanging out of a doors off helicopter ride in the pouring rain.

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Soaked : Prints Available

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Washed Away : Prints Available

Morning light on Luamaha’i Beach.

Trip Reports: Canadian Rockies

Some new images from my trip to the Canadian Rockies this past fall. For part of the trip we visited Assiniboine Provincial park to photograph and explore for several days. Took some logistics and planning as there are no roads into the park. The only way in is by hiking, helicopter, or horseback. We took the heli in and then hiked out 20 miles at the end of our trip. It was a great adventure and we had a blast. I’m definitely going to have to visit the park again. Although maybe next time I’ll take the heli both ways! Mt Assiniboine is absolutely staggering. It’s called the Mattehorn of the Rockies for a reason.

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Trip Reports – Mt Rainier National Park

Finally! Some new images. I was fortunate enough to get to spend 8 days solo backpacking in Mt Rainier National Park this past summer. I had never been there, so I spent much of my time scouting and hiking. It rained pretty much the entire time I was there. I saw Rainier the first day I was there and the last day and a half. That being said, it was still an awesome trip. I was able to get a ton of backcountry hiking in. The mountain itself is absolutely staggering. I’ve been around big mountains, but wasn’t really prepared for how jaw dropping it would be. This was also my first trip during wildflower season. It was crazy how many wildflowers there were, they were everywhere! I saw a huge brown bear near Pyramid Peak. Scared the poor guy pretty bad though, he saw me as I reached for my GoPro and went tearing across the meadow before I could get him on camera.

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Mazama Ridge,Mt Rainier National Park,Wildflowers,rainier, lupine

Beargrass,Mt Rainier National Park, rainier

Wonderland Trail, Backcountry, Rainier National Park, WA, meadows, wildflowers, fog

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Mt Rainier, Rainier National Park, Washington, Backcountry, Wonderland Trail, Morning, Pano

Mt Raininer, Rainier National Park, Washington, Camping, Tent, Backcountry, Wonderland Trail, Beargrass, Wildflowers

More new images are on there way once I get through them. Still to come: Canadian Rockies, Zion, and Yosemite.

New Images

Finally have my next round of new images ready from a couple of my earlier trips this year. Many more yet to come…

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Ever Vigilant : Prints Available

Morning arrives at Heceta Head Lighthouse in southern Oregon.

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Elevated : Prints Available

Evening light on the majestic Mt. Hood.

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Daybreak : Prints Available

Morning along the shores of Lake Superior at Split Rock State Park.

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Beyond The Veil : Prints Available

Coastal fog engulfs Heceta Head lighthouse along the southern Oregon coast.

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Transcend : Prints Available

Morning arrives on Lake Superior.