Photo Of The Day – Black Vultures Of Panama

Title: Black Vultures Of Panama Location: Portobela, Panama, Central America (9°33’19” N 79°39’20” W) Description: Guarding the ramparts of a 150 year old Spanish fort along the Caribbean Coast, these black vultures Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Boobies In Panama

Title: Boobies In Panama Location: Pearl Island, Panama, Central America Description: Yes, it is a hopelessly obvious click-bait title. Forgive me. Booby jokes, while on an ornithology themed cruise, never get old. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sailing The San Blas Islands In A Cayuco

Title: The Safari Voyager Cruising The Pearl Islands At Night Location: San Blas Islands, Panama, Central America (9°34’59” N 78°40’52” W) Description: Locomotion in the San Blas Islands of Panama has changed Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Massive Ships Dropping Down The Panama Canal

Title: Massive Ships Dropping Down The Panama Canal Location: Gatun Locks, Colón, Colón Province, Panama, Central America (9°17’39” N 79°55’14” W) Description: I’ve been on the 8 or so locks on the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Corals In The Caribbean

Title: Corals In The Caribbean Location: San Blas Islands, Panama, Central America (9°30’39” N 78°37’10” W) Description: I love the ocean and being beneath the waves. Exploring, seeing all kinds of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bright Crabs Of Panama

Title: Bright Crabs Of Panama Location: Isla Bartolomé, Pearl Island, Gulf of Panama, Panama, Central America (8°39’2″ N 79°2’6″ W) Description: Also known as the Sally Lightfoot crab or red crab or Grapsus Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Brown-Footed Booby And The Safari Voyager

Title: Brown-Footed Booby And The Safari Voyager Location: Isla Pachequilla, Pearl Island, Gulf of Panama, Panama, Central America (8°40’18” N 79°3’55” W) Description: I am just back from an amazing trip to Continue Reading →

2015 Calendars Are Ready!

I’m happy to announce this year I am releasing not one, not two, but seven different 2015 wall calendars! And because of price drops, all calendars are just $15 (+S&H). Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Gliding Along

Title: Gliding Along Location: Barbados, Caribbean Sea Description: A hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) glides above the sea floor off the coast of Barbados. Like the photo? Join the club. Continue Reading →

My Favorite And Odd Photos From 2013

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I am presenting these images from 2013 in the hopes that you find something you like. That being said, there are some images here only I might like, and I’m good with that. I started taking more “odd” photos in 2013, experimenting with blue and playing with colored tonic water poured over fruit and vegetables. While I love the mountains and travel, there are a lot of subject matter that interest me that will never get the “oooohhh” and “ahhhhh”s that those picture garner. But that’s what photography is for me, endless exploration and experimentation to present a view of what is in front of me.

Some of these images made the cut because they are stand-alone pretty. Some made the cut because they hold memories for me and my family (and I know my wife will be reading this post so I want to help jog her memory of the happy times we have shared). And then some….well, I’ll group these images by style to make it easier. Let’s start with the pretty stuff and then move into family memories (there were too many to show them all) and then the odd stuff you might not know me for.

This post will be gathered in a compilation my friend Jim Goldstein puts together of various photographers’ “Best of 2013” lists. If you would like to join in, check out this link. I’m wondering if this list will be included as Jim suggests (rightly so) narrowing your list to five or ten images. I have 32 in this list. I don’t follow direction well.

How To Use This Slideshow For Best Effect

If you are reading this in a RSS viewer or on email, I suggest you click on over to a web browser (Here’s a link to make it easier for you). It works on your phone (probably), tablet or computer and the bigger the screen the better the images.

Now do you see that x in the upper right corner above this text? Once you click that, you’ll have a full browser view of the images. You can then use the control arrows at the bottom of the image or your mouse’s scroll wheel. Or just flick them aside on your tablet like you would other pictures.

Image Descriptions

1. Cho Oyu and Photographers, Nepal

2. Sunset from 39,000′, somewhere over California, USA

3. Machermo Range And Dudh Pokhari, Gokyo, Nepal

4. Himalayas and stars through a windows, Machermo, Nepal

5. Yak and Kangtega, Nepal

6. Mt. Rainier and Reflection Lakes, Washington, USA

7. Mt. Baker at sunset, Washington, USA

8. Mt. Hood and Trillium Lake, Oregon, USA

9. Photographer and the Moon, near Mt. Baker, Washington, USA

10. Sun through the trees, Mt. Baker, Washington, USA

11. Moonrise over the Cascade Mountains from Whidbey Island, Washington, USA

12. Sunset on the Washington Coast, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA

13. Temple Of The Mad Man, Bhutan

14. Monks at ceremony, Jakar, Bhutan

15. Blossoms and field, Jakar, Bhutan

16. My daughter and her friend exploring trees, North Cascades National Park, Washington, USA

17. SMORES!!!! Sequoia National Park, California, USA

18. Looking up, Sequoia National Park, California, USA

19. My wife and daughter at a Papohaku Beach, Molokai, Hawaii, USA

20. My daughter flying a kite, Molokai, Hawaii, USA

21. Sunrise over Maui aboard the UnCruise Adventures Safari Explorer, Hawaii, USA

22. Jessie breaks open coconuts, Molokai, Hawaii, USA

23. A mega-pod of dolphins off the coast of California, USA

24. Military gravestones, Medical Lake, Washington, USA

25. Playing with LEDs, Mt. Baker, Washington, USA

26. Rust and waves, Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada

27. Moths to a flame (look closely and you’ll see the repeating pattern as the light hit them), Clinton, Washington, USA

28. Spinning dancer, Paro, Bhutan

29. Nature’s ladder, Washington, USA

30. Keeping pace with the falls, Oregon, USA

31. How to make an okay sunset even better (panning blur), Whidbey Island, Washington, USA

32. Sunset on our second to last night on our honeymoon 🙂

Photo Of The Day – Red-Eyed Tree Frog

Title: Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) Location: Costa Rica, Central America Description: One of the more obviously named amphibians, red-eye tree frogs blend remarkably well with their background when their radiant Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Green

Green is a good, all-purpose, calming color and I can use some calm today. Continuing with my series to explore the world I have photographed through color, I present to Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Blue

There are beautiful blue skies in California today and maybe that’s why so many of the images in this post are of the gorgeous skies contained therein. Whatever the case, Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Orange

I go through phases with my photography and it is especially easy to grab on to a color concept when looking through the images on a recent trip. In this Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Blue Morpho Butterfly

Title: Blue Morpho Butterfly Location: Costa Rica, Central America Description: Large and beautiful in flight, this Morpho butterfly is equally exquisite while resting on a leaf in Costa Rica. Camera Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bench With A View

Title: Bench With A View Location: Jaco, Costa Rica, Central America Description: Nestled up against the Pacific Ocean as the sun goes for a dip, this bench is a perfect Continue Reading →

Sunsets From Around The World

Sunsets are a subject that never grow old for me. Maybe it is because I live in Seattle and don’t see them every day (or sometimes, for a month or Continue Reading →