Photo Of The Day – Caribbean Gradient

Title: Caribbean Gradient Location: Cozumel Island, Quintana Roo, Mexico, North America ( 87° 1’27.56″W  20°22’12.52″N) Description: Some shots are best taken while on vacation and from a beach lounger. A passing hurricane had stirred up sediment and brought some larger waves (yes, these were the largest waves we saw) Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cormorants And Gulls

Title: Cormorants And Gulls Location: Off of Baker Island, Alaska, USA, North America Description: I love that the new Canon 7D Mark II has GPS built in. It drains the batteries faster but there are times when that is okay. Like when you are in a boat and 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 – 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 →

Photo Of The Day – Roadside Stand Along The Dead Sea

Title: Roadside Stand Along The Dead Sea Location: Dead Sea, Jordan, Middle East (31°35’54” N  35°33’39” E) Description: A roadside stand just above the Dead Sea sells the basics for locals and tourists alike. Officially the lowest point on the face of the Earth, the Dead Sea has Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Nearly Deserted Beach, Hawaii

Title: Nearly Deserted Beach Location: Kaena Point, Oahu, Hawaii, USA (21°33’12” N  158°14’47” W) Description: Who says you can’t find a nearly deserted beach on Oahu? I asked my wife what image she would like for the photo of the day and she asked for a sandy beach. Continue Reading →

My Favorite And Odd Photos From 2013

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I am presenting these images from 2013 in the hopes that you find something you like. That being said, there are some images here only I might like, and I’m good with that. I started taking more “odd” photos in 2013, experimenting with blue and playing with colored tonic water poured over fruit and vegetables. While I love the mountains and travel, there are a lot of subject matter that interest me that will never get the “oooohhh” and “ahhhhh”s that those picture garner. But that’s what photography is for me, endless exploration and experimentation to present a view of what is in front of me.

Some of these images made the cut because they are stand-alone pretty. Some made the cut because they hold memories for me and my family (and I know my wife will be reading this post so I want to help jog her memory of the happy times we have shared). And then some….well, I’ll group these images by style to make it easier. Let’s start with the pretty stuff and then move into family memories (there were too many to show them all) and then the odd stuff you might not know me for.

This post will be gathered in a compilation my friend Jim Goldstein puts together of various photographers’ “Best of 2013” lists. If you would like to join in, check out this link. I’m wondering if this list will be included as Jim suggests (rightly so) narrowing your list to five or ten images. I have 32 in this list. I don’t follow direction well.

How To Use This Slideshow For Best Effect

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Image Descriptions

1. Cho Oyu and Photographers, Nepal

2. Sunset from 39,000′, somewhere over California, USA

3. Machermo Range And Dudh Pokhari, Gokyo, Nepal

4. Himalayas and stars through a windows, Machermo, Nepal

5. Yak and Kangtega, Nepal

6. Mt. Rainier and Reflection Lakes, Washington, USA

7. Mt. Baker at sunset, Washington, USA

8. Mt. Hood and Trillium Lake, Oregon, USA

9. Photographer and the Moon, near Mt. Baker, Washington, USA

10. Sun through the trees, Mt. Baker, Washington, USA

11. Moonrise over the Cascade Mountains from Whidbey Island, Washington, USA

12. Sunset on the Washington Coast, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA

13. Temple Of The Mad Man, Bhutan

14. Monks at ceremony, Jakar, Bhutan

15. Blossoms and field, Jakar, Bhutan

16. My daughter and her friend exploring trees, North Cascades National Park, Washington, USA

17. SMORES!!!! Sequoia National Park, California, USA

18. Looking up, Sequoia National Park, California, USA

19. My wife and daughter at a Papohaku Beach, Molokai, Hawaii, USA

20. My daughter flying a kite, Molokai, Hawaii, USA

21. Sunrise over Maui aboard the UnCruise Adventures Safari Explorer, Hawaii, USA

22. Jessie breaks open coconuts, Molokai, Hawaii, USA

23. A mega-pod of dolphins off the coast of California, USA

24. Military gravestones, Medical Lake, Washington, USA

25. Playing with LEDs, Mt. Baker, Washington, USA

26. Rust and waves, Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada

27. Moths to a flame (look closely and you’ll see the repeating pattern as the light hit them), Clinton, Washington, USA

28. Spinning dancer, Paro, Bhutan

29. Nature’s ladder, Washington, USA

30. Keeping pace with the falls, Oregon, USA

31. How to make an okay sunset even better (panning blur), Whidbey Island, Washington, USA

32. Sunset on our second to last night on our honeymoon 🙂

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 – 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

Traveling Through Colors: Orange

I go through phases with my photography and it is especially easy to grab on to a color concept when looking through the images on a recent trip. In this case, orange caught my eye so I started collecting images from the past five years (or so) of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Kayaks And The Wilderness

Title: Kayaks And The Wilderness Location: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Kayaks wait for guests to head out across the icy waters of Johns Hopkins Inlet in Glacier Bay National Park And Preserve in Alaska, USA. Camera Canon 1Ds Mark III Lens Canon 14mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Breaking The Surface, California, USA

Title: Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Breaking The Surface, California, USA Location: California, USA, North America Description: Just two of the over 200 dolphins who accompanied us on a whale watching cruise out of Newport Beach, California. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/2000 Aperture f/4.5 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Kayaks Waiting In Glacial Aquamarine Waters, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

Title: Kayaks Waiting In Glacial Aquamarine Waters, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska Location: Alaska, USA, North America Description: Three kayaks are lined up for guests to paddle through the glacial waters of Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, USA. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Fireball Sunset

Title: Fireball Sunset Location: Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: The sun setting over the Pacific Ocean last night from Palos Verdes, California. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/320 Aperture f/5.6 ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm   Click HERE to purchase this 11? Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Kayakers In Front Of Lamplugh Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA

Title: Kayakers In Front Of Lamplugh Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: Kayakers explore the icy waters in front of Lamplugh Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. The kayaks were launched from the M/V Wilderness Explorer, run by Un-Cruise Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Tugboat Under The Sun

Title: Tugboat Under The Sun Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America Description: A lone tug ferries a barge toward Seattle along Puget Sound as the sun sets behind a bank of clouds and the Olympic Mountains. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/2500 Aperture Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Breaching Humpback Whale – Alaska

Title: Breaching Humpback Whale – Alaska Location: Alaska, USA, North America Description: Every summer humpback whales head to the waters of Alaska’s Inside Passage to feed. The nutrient rich waters help the animals grow before they head South to breed and calve in the warm waters of Hawaii Continue Reading →

Photo Of the Day – Point Vicente Lighthouse At Sunset

Title: Point Vicente Lighthouse At Sunset Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: Out past the congestion of LA, along the California Coast, Point Vicente Lighthouse stands guard over the Pacific while warning sailors of the constant danger of the rocks at its base. Camera Canon Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Breaching Humpback Whale, Alaska

Title: Breaching Humpback Whale, Alaska Location: Inside Passage, Alaska, USA, North America Description: A breaching humpback whale makes a graceful arch while playing in the waters of Alaska. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 400mm L Shutter Speed 1/4000 Aperture f/2.8 ISO 200 Focal Length 400mm Click HERE to Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bench With A View

Title: Bench With A View Location: Jaco, Costa Rica, Central America Description: Nestled up against the Pacific Ocean as the sun goes for a dip, this bench is a perfect spot to enjoy the calm of a Costa Rica sunset. Camera Canon 7D Lens Tamron 18-270 Shutter Speed Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Fire Off The Stern

Title: Fire Off The Stern Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America Description: As the sun sets behind Whidbey Island, Washington high clouds put on a display from the stern railing of a Washington State Ferry. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm Shutter Speed 1/40 Aperture f/6.3 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – M/V Kittitas

Title: M/V Kittitas Description: The Washington State Ferry Kittitas passes Hat Island on the way to Mukilteo, Washington. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Licensing (email). Would you like to join me on my next tour to Bhutan or Nepal in 2013? I teach workshops and Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Olympic Sunset

Title: Olympic Sunset Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America Click HERE to purchase this 11? x 14? print at my Etsy Store. Use code 10POTD to receive 10% off as a blog subscriber. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Would you like to join me on my next Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cascade Sunset

Title: Cascade Sunrise Location: Clinton, Washington, USA, North America Description: Three Fingers Mountain stands tall in the center of the Cascade range as the last rays of winter cover the snowy peaks. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/60 Aperture f/4.5 ISO 100 Focal Length Continue Reading →

Experiencing Humpback Whale Bubblenet Feeding

You hear the gasps of fellow passengers before you hear the commotion from the water. “There!! Over there!” “Oh, wow!” “They’re doing it again. Did you catch that?” It’s our fourth day on the water and it is here, in Icy Strait, Alaska, that I first experience bubblenet Continue Reading →

The Calm Beauty Of Alaska’s Inside Passage In Time-Lapse Video

I had the supreme pleasure of taking not one, but two Un-Cruises with InnerSea Discoveries(ISD) in late July/Early August of 2012. Un-Cruise is ISD’s catch term to point out their ships are smaller and can get you places the big boats can’t go. They also get you a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset At Margerie And Grand Pacific Glaciers

Title: Sunset At Margerie And Grand Pacific Glaciers Location: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Now covered in stone and rubble, the Grand Pacific Glacier (black splotch on right side above waterline) once covered all of Glacier Bay just 250 years ago. That’s a distance Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lamplugh Glacier Up Close

Title: Lamplugh Glacier Close Up Location: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Lamplugh Glacier is a magnificent tidewater glacier located in the Northern region of Glacier Bay National Park. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM II Shutter Speed 1/800 Aperture f/5 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Humpback Going Under

Title: Humpback Going Under Location: Icy Straight, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Icy Straight is known as a favorite feeding ground for whales as currents from the open Pacific Ocean bring nutrient rich waters into the Inside Passage. We spotted at least 20 whales in various locations, feeding Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Jumping For Joy

Title: Jumping For Joy Location: Inside Passage, Alaska, USA, North America Description: After an hour of bubble feeding in the cold waters north of Sitka, Alaska, this grown whale breached a half dozen times before we motored out of site. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey

Photo Of The Day – Layers, Israel

Title: Layers, Israel Location: Shot from Aqaba , Jordan of Eilat, Israel MAP Description: The far Northern end of the Red Sea is a very important shipping location for Jordan as it is their only port. Across the way, the hills of Israel rise above a lone crane Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Costa Rica Sunset

Title: Costa Rica Sunset Location: Jaco, Costa Rica Description: It’s day one of my three  day surfing camp with Del Mar Surf Camp and I couldn’t be welcomed with a better sunset. June can bring changing weather and the other sunsets couldn’t hold a candle to this first Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Balance

Title: Balance Location: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, North America Photograph Creative Commons Copyright Peter West Carey Are you interested in joining a photo tour in Nepal, Bhutan or India in 2012? Email me for more information or click here.

Photo of The Day – Puerto Vallarta Sunset

Title: Puerto Vallarta Sunset Location: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, North America Description: I just arrived in Mexico this evening and was treated to a becalming sunset right in front of the resort. A good way to start a trip. Shot with a Canon 7D and Canon 28-300mm L Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset Up Close – Time Lapse Video

Title: Sunset Up Close Location: Santa Monica, California, USA Description: Up close and personal, the sun breaks through higher clouds before dipping into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. This sequence is made up of over 600 individual images shot at the rate of one every Continue Reading →