Photo Of The Day – Can You Spot The Two A-380s?

Title: Can You Spot The Two A-380s? Location: A Mystery Description: And can you name the airport? Camera Sony RX-100 V Lens Standard ISO 125 Focal Length 23.9mm Aperture f/4.5 Shutter Speed 1/1000 Altitude Also a mystery (to not give away the airport) Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Spouting Horn

Title: Spouting Horn Location: Spouting Horn Park, Kauai, Hawaii, USA (21°53’5″ N 159°29’37” W) Description: Water goes under, water goes up, endless fun. Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L ISO 640 Focal Length 28mm Aperture f/6.3 Shutter Speed 1/1600 Altitude 100′ Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Continue Reading →

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 are beautiful. I can understand why most people are not fond of vultures, what with all the eating-dead-things Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mystery Bug

Title: Mystery Bg Location: Tambopata, Rio Madre del Dios, Peru, South America Description: If you have any idea what bug this is, please let me know. And how does a bug get stripes like that any way? Nature is awesome. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm ISO 800 Focal Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – All The Coral

Title: All The Coral Location: Pearl Island, Panama, Central America Description: A beach full of them. Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm Aperture f/9 Shutter Speed 1/320 Altitude Sea Level Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). Prints 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. Nor are the participants too old. Here we have three different species. Up above is the Brown Booby. Continue Reading →

Videos Of The Day – Half Dome and Mt. Hood

If you can’t see the above videos in your email, click on this link to view them on the web. Title: Half Dome and Mt. Hood Location: Central Oregon, United States, North America Description: If you can view these videos in 4K quality on a big screen, do it. I Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Four Volcanoes And A Wildfire

Title: Four Volcanoes And A Wildfire Location: Central Oregon, United States, North America Description: While Mt. St. Helens did not make the cut in this shot, I was happy to line up (from front to back) Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Hood, both in Oregon and then Mt. Adams and Mt Rainier Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – A Sampling Of Flowers From Panama

Title: A Sampling Of Flowers From Panama Location: Panama, Central America Description: Everyone loves flowers. I hope you enjoy this sampling from Panama. Do you have any names to put with the images? Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO Various Focal Length Various Aperture Various 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 little for the Guna Yala people. Natives of the North Coast who evaded Spanish conquest, many still use cayucos Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Oystercatcher And The Crab

Title: Oystercatcher And The Crab Location: Pearl Islands, Panama, Central America Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 2000 Focal Length 175mm Aperture f/9 Shutter Speed 1/600 Altitude Sea Level Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). Prints of this image are Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Safari Voyager Cruising The Pearl Islands At Night

Title: The Safari Voyager Cruising The Pearl Islands At Night Location: Pearl Islands, Panama, Central America Description: Night photos on a ship are tricky, but often worth it. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm ISO 1000 Focal Length 10mm Aperture f/3.5 Shutter Speed 30 seconds Altitude Sea Level Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Morning In The Caribbean

Title: Morning In The Caribbean Location: San Blas Islands, Panama, Central America (8°39’1″ N 79°2’6″ W) Description: Our first morning in Panama held some wonderful cloud beauty. Shot while on assignment with UnCruise Adventures. Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm Aperture f/6.3 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Night Heron Hunting

Title: Night Heron Hunting Location: Isla Bartolomé, Panama, Central America (8°39’1″ N 79°2’6″ W) Description: This night heron escaped my view the first time I passed by. It was only when I was tracking a butterfly that I noticed him/her oh so still. Shot while on assignment with UnCruise Adventures. 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 Columbia and Snake Rivers through Washington and Oregon, but it still amazes and baffles me that such large Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Potrobelo Windows

Title: Potrobelo Windows Location: Portobelo, Colón Province, Panama, Central America (9°33’14” N 79°39’20” W) Description: Portobelo is no place a large cruise ship can go while touring the Caribbean Coast of Panama, but it is perfectly accessible to the smaller skiffs of the UnCruise Adventures’ Safari Voyager. We spent a 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 things we never see above the waves and realizing there is a whole world just below the surface. 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 grapsus, these bright crabs are common up and down the Pacific Coast of the Americas. And yet, this 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 Panama with UnCruise Adventures and have a ton of images to go through. The trip was an assignment Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mercer Island From The Sky

Quick and simple today: Mercer Island From The Sky I’m excited to be heading back to Alaska in August to host another photography cruise with UnCruise Adventures! If you would like to join me on this cruise and learn photography in some of the most spellbinding scenery Alaska Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bhutan Rural Life Details

Title: Bhutan Rural Life Details Location: Bhutan, Asia Description: Details are important to notice when visiting any foreign place. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm ISO 320 Focal Length 10mm Aperture f/3.5 Shutter Speed 1/500 Altitude unknown Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). Prints of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Fly Like An Eagle + 3 More

Title: Fly Like An Eagle Location: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA, North America Description: I could watch bald eagles all day long. And sometimes in Glacier Bay, you get a chance to. Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 500 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – African Cats, The Big Ones

Title: African Cats, The Big Ones Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: After watching a couple of episodes of Tales By Light on Netflix last night, I was inspired to go back through my old Africa photos. I thought I had a shot of a Cheetah on a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Margerie Glacier + 3 More

Title: Margerie Glacier Location: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA, North America Description: I’m excited to be heading back to Alaska in August to host another photography cruise with UnCruise Adventures! If you would like to join me on this cruise and learn photography in some of the most spellbinding Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mt. Rainier On Approach

Title: Mt. Rainier On Approach Location: Mount Rainier, Washington, USA, North America Description: Such a beautiful site from the skies. Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm Aperture f/3.5 Shutter Speed 1/1600 Altitude Not exactly sure Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Night Time On The Columbia + 2 More

Title: Night Time On The Columbia Location: Columbia River, Oregon/Washington, USA, North America Description: Sailing the Columbia River with UnCruise was an unforgettable experience. Best of all, when everyone went to their cabins after a long day of exploration on and off the boat, I had the beautiful colors of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Santa Barbara Beach Time

Title: Santa Barbara Beach Time Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA, North America Description: When the waves are crashing, I love sitting on a beach to watch. Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/7.1 Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec Altitude Sea Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Aerial Panorama Of Big Four Mountain And The Stillaguamish River Valley

Title: Aerial Panorama Of Big Four Mountain And The Stillaguamish River Valley Location: Big Four Ice Caves, Washington, USA, North America (48°3’9″ N 121°31’14” W) Description: This one is best viewed large, so click on the photo for a 3600 pixel wide version. If you’d like a print, email Continue Reading →

Photo Of The day – Sunset Over The San Fernando Valley

Title: Sunset Over The San Fernando Valley Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: Experiments in using the HDR functions on my DJI Phantom 4. Camera  DJI Phantom 4 Lens Standard ISO 112 (how this is computed, I know not) Focal Length 3.61mm Aperture f/2.8 Shutter Speed 1/50 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mani Stones On The Trail

Title: Mani Stones On The Trail Location: Namche Bazaar, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°48’14” N 86°42’24” E) Description: Written on the rocks, over and over, Om Mani Padme Hum. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L ISO 320 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec Altitude 11,502′ Photograph Continue Reading →

Video Of The Day – The Stillaguamish Valley From Above

I spent a fair amount of time in the woods last week shooting aerial stock video. Sometimes it’s boring stuff and sometimes the locations are amazing. This is shot right next to the cliffs of Big Four Ice Caves along the Stillaguamish River. Shot in 4K and best Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Kilauea Lighthouse and the Big Blue

Title: Kilauea Lighthouse and the Big Blue Location: Kilauea Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge, Kauai, Hawaii, USA (22°13’40” N 159°24’4″ W) Description: I would love to fly a drone here for some beautiful perspectives on this lighthouse, but the large amount of nesting birds in the area prohibits that. The Continue Reading →

Video Of The Day – Reach For The Sun

Just a little fun today with plants, the sun and the time lapse feature of the iPhone. If the video doesn’t show for you, go to https://vimeo.com/218171126. It is only 19 seconds long and was a quick experiment after noticing my step-daughter’s plants wanting to soak in the sun. Continue Reading →

Video Of The Day – Flying Over Mt. Bachelor and Three Sisters, Oregon

Short and simple today. If you can’t see the video, click here to go to Vimeo. Just a serene flight over Central Oregon.