Photo Of The Day – Icy Strait Symmetry

Title: Icy Strait Symmetry Location: Icy Strait, Inside Passage, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Taken while on assignment with UnCruise Adventures, a humpback whale heads under our ship so close I can seemingly reach a hand and touch it. While this image was shot with my standard 28-300mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – I Miss That Truck, Sometimes

Title: I Miss That Truck, Sometimes Location: Central Eastern Oregon, USA, North America Description: This is an image of the truck I enjoyed owning the most, one of only 500 Land Rover Defender 110s in the US at the time. When it was working properly I enjoyed it. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Urban Moon

Title: Urban Moon Location: Orange County, California, USA, North America Description: Hidden behind palm trees and a power line (blurred, but there), the waxing crescent moon heads for another lap around the Earth. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 800 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Where’s Whitney?

Title: Where’s Whitney? Location: Over California Description: I need your help with this one, if you please. I’m still getting oriented to the mountains of California and need help finding Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in California. Once I find that, I can figure out the others. #1 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Yellowstone Falls In The Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone

Title: Yellowstone Falls In The Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, North America Description: Sometimes more impressive than the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone cuts through a varied and historic swatch of land. Like the photo? Join the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ferry And Almost Full Moon

Do you notice anything different about this post? Compared to most Photo Of The Day posts, this one is a bit lacking. That is because I am human. For regular readers I apologize for the great gaps in these posts because I know a fair number of you Continue Reading →

Digital Creation Of The Day – Seattle & Mount Rainier Before Sunrise

 Title: Seattle & Mount Rainier Before Sunrise Location: Kerry Park, Seattle, Washington, USA, North America Description: If you didn’t read yesterday’s post you might be wondering what the heck is going on with this image. I’m starting to play around with digital creations, beginning with taking previous or Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Yosemite Valley Aerial

Title: Yosemite Valley Aerial Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA, North America Description: Taken from an Alaska Air flight that thankfully was further West of the park than normal. I love when the weather cooperates and never grow tired of this view, no matter how many times I Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Heron And Rainier Very, Very Still

Title: Heron And Rainier Very, Very Still Location: Double Bluff Beach, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: I was out playing at a local beach with a camera that was new to me. I wanted to push it a little and I also wanted to try that Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mt. Baker After Sunset – Panorama

Title: Mt. Baker After Sunset Location: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington, USA Description: It took until nearly before sunset, but having the mountain come out was worth the wait. Mt. Baker is a favorite of mine. It’s more often seen from Canada than the US it seems, as Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mt. Baker And The Full Moon

Title: Mt. Baker And The Full Moon Location: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington, USA, North America Description: A late night, cold hike up to Mt. Baker proved rewarding after the clouds disappeared. This image is included in A World of Panoramas digital version, available September 9th, 2014. Camera Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – L.A. And The Moon From Griffith Observatory

Title: L.A. And The Moon From Griffith Observatory Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: I’ve only been to the observatory twice and each time has had a special treat. The first time, while dating the woman whom I would joyfully marry two years later, was a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Breaching Whale At Sunset

Title:Breaching Whale At Sunset Location: Gulf of California, Baja California Sur, Mexico Description: While the rest of the guests aboard our UnCruise Adventures sailing were facinated with breaching whales off the bow, I took the time to look behind us as I have a thing for layered mountains. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Kayakers In Front Of A Glacier

Title: Kayakers In Front Of A Glacier Location: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA Description: I love using size to put things in perspective. While the glacier face reaching the water is massive, it’s not until the kayakers came into frame that I was able to show their Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Seattle And Mount Rainier Before Sunrise

Title: Seattle And Mount Rainier Before Sunrise Location: Seattle, Washington, USA Description: A panorama created from over 15 images while waiting for the sun to rise. This image is included in A World of Panoramas, now available for pre-order. Camera Pentax 645D Lens Pentax 55mm ISO 100 Focal Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Climbers At Joshua Tree National Park

Title: Climbers At Joshua Tree National Park Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA Description: A group of climbers attempt a sideways bouldering problem, over and over again, while I decided to take a climb up the rocks to get a wider view of the park. This image Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Halawa Valley

Title: Halawa Valley Location: Halawa Valley, Moloka’i, Hawai’i, USA Description: Visited while on a shore excursion while on assignment with UnCruise Adventures, Halawa Valley is a quintessentially picturesque Hawaii landscape with one access road leading in and out. This image is included in A World of Panoramas, now Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bryce Canyon National Park – Sunrise Point

Title: Bryce Canyon National Park – Sunrise Point Location: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: While it is named Sunrise Point, the view is excellent any time of day. Looking to the East the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon stretch toward the steps of Grand Staircase-Escalante Continue Reading →

A World Of Panoramas Now Available With Pre-Sale Discount & Bonus Item

A World of Panoramas I am excited to announce the pre-sale of my upcoming photobook A World of Panoramas. This book is a compilation of images crafted over the past nine years from images shot on five continents and is a favorite subject matter of mine. The panoramic Continue Reading →

Join Me Aboard The UnCruise Adventures Safari Endeavour To Learn Photography In Remote Alaska

I am honored and thrilled to announce I will be once again joining forces with UnCruise Adventures to teach photography aboard the Safari Endeavour. This is not the hard-core trekking in the mountains trip I have run in Nepal in the past, this is a luxury small boat Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mount Hood Reflected In Trillium Lake

Title: Mount Hood Reflected In Trillium Lake Location: Clackamas County, Oregon, USA, North America (45°16’3″ N  121°44’26” W) Description: When the sun is shining in the Pacific Northwest, it is a wonderland. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Continue Reading →

Guest Post: Overland Journey Through Canada’s Western National Parks

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a first for me. This post is a guest post from my friend Genevieve Hathaway. I  write regularly for the G Adventure’s Looptail blog and was offered a chance to explore Canada on one of G Adventure’s trips. The timing wasn’t right for me Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Utah And John Muir

 Title: Utah And John Muir Location: Arches National Park, Moab, Utah, USA, North America Description: I have no special reason for this “quote on picture” Photo Of The Day post today. Unlike yesterday, with the birthday of Yosemite National Park being celebrated, there is no such occasion for Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Just Two

Title: Just Two Location: Mukilteo, Washington, USA, North America Description: What I like about this image is it reminds me of my wife. When this photo was taken we had been dating for about three months and the relationship still had the wondrous newness to it. You know Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ponderosa Pine Bark Texture

  Title: Ponderosa Pine Bark Texture Location: Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming, USA, North America Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 160 Focal Length 190mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/50 Altitude Unknown Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). You can copy, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Morning on the Columbia River

Title: Morning on the Columbia River Location: Columbia River between Washington & Oregon, USA, North America Description: A beautiful morning on the lower section of the Columbia River, just before it abruptly greets the Pacific Ocean, is punctuated with perfect light. This photo wasn’t hard to take and fairly Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Possibilities

Title: Possibilities Location: California Coast Description: Shot on film in 1998 and then scanned to digital a few years later, I still love the calmness of this image. Camera Minolta Maxxum 7xi Lens I can’t remember ISO 50 – Fuji Velvia Film Focal Length unknown Aperture unknown Shutter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Los Angeles Sunset From Above

Title: Los Angeles Sunset From Above Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America (33°59’46” N  118°8’56” W) Description: I really like that the FAA has removed the restriction on use of electronics below 10,000’. This has opened up new opportunities for photographs on approach and take off. Notably, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park

   Title: The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park Location: Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, USA, North America ( 38°28’8.86″N  109°44’24.25″W) Description: Layer after layer of rock is timelessly worn away by the mighty Colorado River as it enters Canyonlands National Park where it will join with the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise On Canyonlands National Park From Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

  Title: Sunrise On Canyonlands National Park From Dead Horse State Park, Utah Location: Dead Horse State Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Looking down on the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park, Utah from Dead Horse Point State Park is like looking down through time. Eons of Continue Reading →

Glory Effect As Seen Out Alaska Airlines 737 Window

Full Rainbow ‘Glory’ And Plane Shadow On Clouds from Peter West Carey on Vimeo. Breaking through the marine layer on departure from John Wayne Airport in Southern California, the shadow of our Boeing 737, operated by Alaska Airlines, can be seen on the clouds below. Around the plane Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mobula Rays In Formation

Title: Mobula Rays In Formation Location: Gulf Of California, Baja California Sur, Mexico, North America (24°35’50” N 110°24’12” W) Description: Swimming with mobula rays in the Gulf Of California is an unforgettable experience. The majesty and grace these huge fish demonstrate in their natural environment is humbling and Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – California Sea Lions Resting At Isla Los Islotes Before Dawn

Title: California Sea Lions Resting At Isla Los Islotes Before Dawn Location:  Gulf Of California, Baja California Sur, Mexico, North America (24°35’53” N 110°23’60” W) Description: California sea lions sit on shore, resting, before the sun hits the horizon. Sometimes called the Belt of Venus, the colorful phenomena Continue Reading →