The Washington State Capitol Dome And Mt. Rainier

Description: Some days the air quality and visibility is sublime. Location: Olympia, Washington, USA, North America Camera: DJI Mavic 3 Cine Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email) Learn Continue Reading →

Yosemite Valley And Mono Lake From The Sky

Description: Filtering through old photos brings me to favorites from years past, like this ever-pleasing view of Yosemite Valley and Mono Lake from a commercial airplane. How many geographic and geologic Continue Reading →

Painted Hills, Up Close – Photo Of The Day

Description: The Painted Hills of Oregon’s John Day Fossil Beds National Monument was on my list for a ages and then a couple years ago it resurfaced when friend and Continue Reading →

Lukla Airport And The Himalayas

Description: You arrive early in the morning if you’re lucky and catch breakfast at a teahouse in town before heading up the valley seen in the distance. This is the start Continue Reading →

Majestic Machapuchare

Description: You’re going to need to get up before sunrise to capture the best photos of Machapuchare from Pokhara, Nepal. But it’s worth it! From the local translation meaning “Fish tail” Continue Reading →

The Trekking Life High Above Treeline – Photo Of The Day

Description: Way up where the trees can no longer grow, around 15,373’/4686m, there’s an emerald lake and the flanks of the Machermo Range of the Himalayas. Along the shore of this Continue Reading →

Breaking Through Morning Fog – Photo Of The Day

Description: The views from 16,600’/5060m can be pretty spectacular. You get to see things from that height that you don’t see from the valleys. Such as the valley fog parting just Continue Reading →

First Clear View Of The Himalayas – Photo Of The Day

Description: While there are certainly mountains around you when you step off the plane in Lukla after a short flight from Kathmandu, it’s not until after a few hours of trekking Continue Reading →

Moon Over The Himalayas – Photo Of The Day

Description: Hands down Mong La is one of my favorite places to spend the night in the Himalayas. La translates roughly to ‘pass’, as in mountain pass. In this case the Continue Reading →

The Beauty of Lhotse – Photo Of The Day

Description: Lhotse gets a bad rap, if you ask me. First, it is one of the more mis-guessed peaks in the Himalayas. It looks majestic and like what you think Mt. Continue Reading →

Morning Greetings – Photo of The Day

Description: Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Your morning view today is of Machermo Peak deep in the Himalayas. This location is about a week’s walk from the Continue Reading →

Kangtega At Sunrise – Photo Of The Day

Description: As a repeat of yesterday’s comment, it’s best to get up before sunrise in the Himalayas. In this photo Kangtega, is braced against an onslaught of bright orange clouds lit Continue Reading →

Classic Mount Saint Helens Aerial B&W – Photo Of The Day

Description: I never had heard of Mt. St. Helens until it blew up when I was 7 years old. I still remember the mushroom clouds to the South as we pulled Continue Reading →

The Tetons In Fall – Photo Of The Day

Title: The Tetons In Fall Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA, North America Description: When approaching the park from the South, this is the view you receive just before entering the Continue Reading →

Mount Rainier – Photo Of The Day

Title: Mount Rainier Location: Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA, North America Description: It’s not often I get around to the North side of Mount Rainier and I forget what a beautiful Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mount Rainier And Its Reflection

Title: Mount Rainier And Its Reflection Location: Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA, North America Description: One of the best birthday presents I ever received: waking up on the flanks of Mount Continue Reading →