Photo Of The Day – Viewing Machu Picchu + 6 More

Title: Viewing Machu Picchu Location: Machu Picchu, Urubamba Province, Peru, South America (13°9’52” S 72°32’45” W) Description: Adding people to your images helps. And people, for some reason, love pictures of people taking pictures.  Bonus Images ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm Aperture f/9 Shutter Speed Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Looking Right At You

Title: Looking Right At You Location: Rio Madre De Dios, Peru, South America Description: Just a Tufted Capuchin looking for a meal. ———————- Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 800 Focal Length 250mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/125 Altitude Unknown ——————- Photograph Copyright 2016 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Peruvian Fruit Bats

Title: Peruvian Fruit Bats Location: Lago Sandoval, Madre de Dios Region, Peru, South America Description: Kinda scary looking, but not really. ———————- Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 500 Focal Length 300 Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/40 Altitude 620′ For a while I am going to Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Crowded Roof

Title: Crowded Roof Location: Lima, Peru, South America ———————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 250 Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/640 Altitude 100′ For a while I am going to ask for your assistance in helping those in Nepal rebuild their lives. Average Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ruins In The Jungle

Title: Ruins In The Jungle Location: Inca Trail, Urubamba, Peru Description: I love the lushness of the Urubamba River valley, also known as the Sacred Valley, in Peru. Here, a smaller Inca ruin, possibly a messenger transfer station, is found along the Inca Trail. Like the photo? Join Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Peruvian Layers

Title: Peruvian Layers Location: Inca Trail, Urubamba, Peru Description: Hiking the Inca Trail was a great experience for me. I met people I didn’t know before and we got to bond over the course of four days on the trail. Or was it five? This shot was taken 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). The subjects of each calendar are : US National Parks Sunrise & Sunset Himalayas in Color Himalayas in Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Colorful Macaws

Location: Rio Madre de Dios, Amazon Basin, Peru, South America Description: On my first trip to the Amazon basin, everything was amazing. The thick, impenetrable nature of the jungle overhanging the banks of the river. The non-stop sounds. The humidity. The tarantulas. And these macaws. I has seen Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ruins Of Machu Picchu With Huayna Picchu In The Background

Title: Ruins Of Machu Picchu With Huayna Picchu In The Background Location: Machu Picchu, Urubambama, Peru (13°9’47” S  72°32’41” W) Description: Huayan Picchu, or sometimes Wayna Picchu, is the tall mountain jutting behind the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu and in this shot, you can barely make out Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ancient Homes

Title: Ancient Homes Location: Machu Picchu, Peru Description: A maze of ancient homes covers the hills of Machu Picchu. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 50 Focal Length 275mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/160 Altitude Unknown Photograph Copyright Peter West Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cruising The Tambopata River

   Title: Cruising The Tambopata River, Location: Tambopata River, Peru Description: In the Peruvian Amazon Basin, about the only way to get around is in river boats as the dense jungle in impenetrable in places. Leaving the shutter of my camera open a little longer than normal created Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Taking Photos Of Machu Picchu

Title: Taking Photos Of Machu Picchu Location: Machu Picchu, Peru Description: Taking in the overview of Machu Picchu from the upper terraces outside the city, a lone woman uses her camera to capture the ancient ruins. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm EF Shutter Speed 1/400 Aperture f/9 ISO 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 you, the color Green. Hint: Click on images for much larger versions with shooting information and a slideshow. 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, enjoy this trip around the world with the color blue. Hint: Click on images for much larger versions Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Pink Flamingo – Greg K Summers

Title: Pink Flamingo Location: Galapagos Islands – Nov 2012 Description: Was fortunate to see about 20 birds that remain full time on this one spot in the Galapagos. It is an abandoned mining area which is home to about 50 flamingos year round. Photograph Copyright Greg K Summers

Photo Of The Day – Machu Picchu In The Clouds – Greg K Summers

Title: Machu Picchu in the clouds Location: Machu Picchu – Peru Nov 2012 Description: We walked up to the Sun Gate and I took this picture on our way down just as the clouds were clearing and you could see Machu Picchu. Photograph Copyright Greg K Summers

Photo Of The Day – Blue Footed Boobie & Marine Iguana – Greg K Summers

Title: Blue Footed Boobie & Marine Iguana Location: Galapagos Islands Nov 2012 Description: The Marine Iguana and Boobie were resting on the rock. Both were looking in the same direction which caught my eye. Photograph Copyright Greg K Summers

Photo Of The Day – Cabo Polonio – Michael Hodson

Title: Cabo Polonio Description: Cabo Polonio, Uruguay is one of my favorite little beach towns. There is no electricity there, save for generators. So no internet, television or other modern day life distractions. I need a little bit of that right now in my life. Photograph Copyright Michael Continue Reading →

Reader Questions: How To Travel Solo To Machu Picchu

Jen writes: Hi Peter, I’m planning of traveling solo to Macchu Picchu this coming April for the first time . I’m looking up places to get a permit and group tour to help me climb up the Inca Trail. Is there a suggested tour guide/group (for the trail) Continue Reading →

Reader Question: Which Camera Should I Take To The Galapagos?

Gloria writes: Going on a trip to Galapagos and Machu Picchu. I plan to take my Nikon d90 and one lens 18-200 and a new nikon coolpix for underwater. Any other suggestions? Hello Gloria,     You’ll love Machu Picchu and how wonderful to hit the Galapagos at the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lima Cityscape Panorama Exploration

The detail in this Lima image is amazing. I love quality optics. Be sure to zoom in on the coast and explore the colorful, compact city. The overall image is 26535 x 4486 = 119 megapixels To use this image, simply click and drag to move around. Use Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Machu Picchu Panorama Exploration

I’m happy to announce a new feature I’ll be toying with more as time goes on: Panorama ‘tours’. You’ve seen these on other websites and thanks to the Kolor.com sending me some software to create my own, I will start posting panoramic images you can zoom and drag Continue Reading →

Why I’m Glad I Went Back To Machu Picchu

I’ll admit I’m lucky. The good kind of lucky. I have bad luck too, but it seems last year was a time for plenty of good luck. Actually, I tend not to think of luck in terms of good and bad, because that would dictate I know the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Machu Picchu Panorama

Title: Machu Picchu Panorama Location: Machu Picchu, Peru Description: Stitched from 20 images taken in a vertical orientation, this image compromises some 26MP of information. The full version will soon be available for zooming. Photography Creative Commons Copyright Peter West Carey

Ants Marching [VIDEO]

These videos have fast moving action, suspense and a cliff-hanger ending! It’s leafcutter ants at work and that’s it. I hung out with these dudettes for a few hours while filming some stop motion video of them in action. It’s simply amazing to me how well organized and Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Perurail

Title: Perurail Location: Ollantaytambo, Peru Description: Riding the rails to Machu Picchu is the only other way to approach the city if not trekking the Inca Trail. It’s a relaxing ride with some amazing mountains to spy as you wind along the Sacred Valley. Shot with Nikon D7000 Continue Reading →