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 – 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 →

Video Of The Day – Yosemite Hi-Definition Flyover

If you can’t see the video below, you will need to click here to be taken to a web browser version. It’s worth the click! Title: Yosemite Hi-Definition Flyover Location: 38,000′ over California, USA, North America Description: I am loving the compact and powerful Sony RX-100 V camera I recently acquired Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Kathmandu Sunset #5

Title: Kathmandu Sunset #5 Location: Dharahara Tower, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia (27°42’2.02″N  85°18’42.86″E) Description: Destroyed in the earthquake of 2015, Dharahara Tower was the tallest building in Kathmandu at the time. It had survived a number of previous earthquakes (one of which removed two stories at its top) but ultimately fell Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sailing Into The Evening

Title: Sailing Into The Evening Location: Clinton, Washington, USA, North America (47°58’30” N 122°21’6″ W) Description: Such a calm evening today with Three Fingers Mountains in the background. sailing Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). Prints of this image are available here if you want Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Oman’s Desert + 5 More

Title: Oman’s Desert Location: Outside Mehiah, Dima Wattayeen, Oman, Middle East  (23°1’21” N 58°36’30” E) Description: Layers are easy to find in Oman, especially the sharply cut mountains inland. Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 250mm Aperture f/9 Shutter Speed 1/250 sec Altitude 1251′ Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – More Langley From The Sky + 3 More

Title: More Langley From The Sky Location: Saratoga Passage, Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America (48°2’15” N 122°23’56” W) Description: More of the same stuff as yesterday. A little nicer with the clouds. Camera DJI Phantom 4 Lens 3.16mm ISO 100 Focal Length 3.16mm Aperture f/2.8 Shutter Speed 1/200 Altitude 396′ Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu In Evening Light + 3 More

Title: Cho Oyu In Evening Light Location: Gokyo, Sagarmatha National Park, Khumbu Region, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14” N 86°41’37” E) Description: Cho Oyu is the 6th highest mountain in the world and like Mt. Everest, it straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet/China. It’s also more stark as it stands alone from the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Downtown Banff + 1 More

Title: Downtown Banff Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada, North America (51°10’53” N 115°34’10” W) Description: Just your average shot from downtown Banff in the winter. Bonus Image ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 200 Focal Length 40mm Aperture f/10 Shutter Speed 1/400 Altitude 4537′ Photograph Copyright 2016 Peter West Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ice Castle At Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise + 3 More

Title: Ice Castle At Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Location: Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, North America (51°25’3″ N 116°13’6″ W) Description: Back in 2010 British Columbia hosted the Winter Olympics. The fever spread across the land, far and wide, even over to Alberta where the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, situated perfectly Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Title: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America ( 34°7’37” N 118°32’35” W) Description: Did I mention not everything this year will be pretty sunsets and spectacular, vivid images? Sometimes life isn’t always that way. And sometimes the adventures are close to home. Today Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Morning Panorama From Mong La

Title: Morning Panorama From Mong La Location: Mong La, Khumbu Region, Nepal ( 27°50’21” N 86°44’8″ E) Description: Welcome to a new year! I’ve been lax with the updates on this site and I’m looking to turn that around. I have a ton of unpublished, pretty photos just sitting on hard Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Nepal’s High Places

Title: Nepal’s High Places Location: Khumjung, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Asia (27°49’30” N 86°43’12” E) Description: Missing the high places today. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm ISO 100 Focal Length 190mm Aperture f/7.1 Shutter Speed 1/800 Altitude 12,532.1′ Photograph Copyright 2016 Peter West Carey. Image Available Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Hockey Rink And Rockies

Title: Hockey Rink And Rockies Location: Canmore, Alberta, Canada, North America Description: Same location as yesterday’s photo of the day, but looking the opposite direction. ———————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm Aperture f/6.3 Shutter Speed 1/125 Altitude High ——————- Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu, Front And Center

Title: Cho Oyu, Front And Center Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Asia Description: For my money, I’d rather stare at Cho Oyu from this vantage point than at most of the views of Mt. Everest. They both stradle the Nepal/Tibet border and they are both tall Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mong La Morning Panorama

Title: Mong La Morning Panorama Location: Mong La, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: This image is stitched together from 117 images shot just as the sun was breaking over the Himalayas in Nepal. Click on the image for a larger version. Shot in HDR to compensate for the extremes between Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mt. St. Helens With Clearing Clouds

Title: Mt. St. Helens With Clearing Clouds Location: Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington, USA, North America ———————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 50 Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/500 Altitude 4,314′ For a while I am going to ask for your Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Buddha On The Mountain

Title: Buddha On The Mountain   Location: Gokyo Ri, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: At 17,500′ above sea level, this is surely one of the highest Buddhas in the world. Gokyo Ri is what’s known as a trekker’s peak; a summit that doesn’t require mountaineering skills to obtain. It’s Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Wandering Above The Glacier

Title: Wandering Above The Glacier Location: Above Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Two trekkers wander above the Ngozumpa Glacier, Nepal’s largest. It is the part on the left that looks like a gravel pit. This is because it is receding, a process that is hastened by the accumulation Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Reflection of Khumbu Yül-Lha

Title: Reflection of Khumbu Yül-Lha Location: Above Thame, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: A sacred Sherpa mountain high in the Himalayas, believed to the be the home of a powerful god, Khumbila (or Khumbila) has never been climbed. ———————- For a while I am going to post my images of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Colorful Nepali Hillside

Title: Colorful Nepali Hillside Location: Above Dole, Solukhumbu Region, Nepal, Asia ———————- For a while I am going to post my images of Nepal and ask for you assistance in helping those in the country rebuild their lives. Average citizens don’t have insurance and I would not trust Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Forest Reflection

Title: Forest Reflection Location: Barclay Lake, Cascade Mountains, Washington, USA, North America Description: A minute later and the wind had erased the calmness. Also the kids next to me splashing in the water (one of them was of relation 🙂 ). Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Evening At Double Bluff Beach

Title:  Evening At Double Bluff Beach Location: Double Bluff Beach, Whidbey Island ,Washington, USA, North America Description: I’ve been to this beach probably a hundred times over the last 10 years and each time, it’s a little different. The usually cooperates in some different way. Here, there is no grand sunset, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Khumjung And The Himalayas

Title: Khumjung And The Himalayas Location: Khumjung, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: A good way to play down the less than optimal atmospheric conditions is to switch over to black and white. I love the punch it gives this image of one of my favorite town in the Khumbu.

Photo Of The Day – Tent Camp In Front Of Cloud Shrouded Thamserku And Kangtega

Title: Tent Camp In Front Of Cloud Shrouded Thamserku And Kangtega Location: Dole, Nepal, Asia Description: A step up from roughing it but not quite glamping, these tents have a very commanding view in all directions from the town of Dole. More image from Dole are here. Like 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 – Cho Oyu And Whipping Clouds

Title: Cho Oyu And Whipping Clouds Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14” N  86°41’37” E) Description: Early in the morning, as the sun is slanting in from the East, Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, wears a whip cream hat. Like the photo? Join the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Machermo Peaks as seen from Gokyo Ri

Title: The Machermo Peaks as seen from Gokyo Ri Location: Gokyo Ri, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14” N  86°41’37” E) Description: The Machermo Range is classic Himalayas. Sharp, frozen, impassable. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 200 Focal Length 50mm Aperture Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The View From Gokyo Ri

Title: The View From Gokyo Ri, Solukhumbu Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: High up in the Himalayas, at about 17,500′, you can see forever. Here, from the summit of Gokyo Ri at daybreak, four of the six highest mountains in the world are visible, including Mt. Everest Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Taktsang Palphug Monastery Panorama Exploration

To use this image, simply click and drag to move around. Use your scroll wheel to zoom in and out, or use [Shift] to zoom in and [CTRL] to zoom out. And if you want to turn things up a notch, choose “Fullscreen”. The image is 12MB large, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Moon Over The Machermo Range

Title: The Moon Over The Machermo Range Location: Machermo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°54’12” N 86°42’55” E) Description: On its way to setting, the moon strikes a pose high above the Machermo Range in Nepal’s Himalayas. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L 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 →

Photo Of The Day – Two Himalayan Peaks In Morning Sun Light

Title: Two Himalayan Peaks In Morning Sun Light Location: Machermo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°54’6″ N 86°42’59” E) Description: Located near the town of Machermo, early morning light is always worth the (very) early start in the Himalayas. Even if the clouds are out, there’s a chance of something 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 →