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 – 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 →

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 – Trongsa Dzong

Title: Trongsa Dzong Location: Trongsa, Tronga Dzongha, Bhutan, Asia Description: Dzongs are fortresses, typically centuries old, serving as both the religious and governmental focal point for regions. In this case, both a Buddhist temple and the seat of regional government are housed behind the stories tall walls. In Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Yosemite Falls And Half Dome Panorama

Title: Yosemite Falls And Half Dome Panorama Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA, North America Description: After a long hike up part of the Yosemite Falls trail, the views kept expanding. There are a few places along the way to stop and snap a picture, but this one Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Yosemite Valley Aerial

Title: Yosemite Valley Aerial Location: 35,000′ over Yosemite National Park, California, USA, North America Description: As drones are forbidden in National Parks, this was as close as I could get for an aerial shot. No matter how many times I fly over it, it still amazes me. ———————- Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Hawaii’s Endless Waterfalls

Title: Hawaii’s Endless Waterfalls Location: Waipio Valley, Hawai’i (The Big Island), Hawaii, USA Description: The valleys on the Hawaiian Islands have a seemingly endless supply of waterfalls. Some of the longest waterfalls, when measured as total drop from top to bottom, live here and resemble this example from Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The View From Basecamp

Title: The View From Basecamp Location: Above Mende, Solukhumbu, Himalayas, Nepal, Aisa Description: Back in 2010 I spent a few weeks trying to climb a peak called Kyajo Ri in Nepal. It is not popular; we saw only two other people in our basecamp during two weeks. Our 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 – 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 – 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 – Half Moon Over Half Dome

Title: Half Moon Over Half Dome Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA, North America (37°44’49” N  119°36’10” W) Description: On a cloudless day in April the a half moon hangs over Half Dome and Yosemite Valley. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Knife Edge Of Thamserku, Nepal

 Title: The Knife Edge Of Thamserku Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°51’45” N  86°43’60” E) Description: Cutting 21,680′ into the Himalayan sky, Thamserku strikes a sharp edge chiseled by time and wind. The mountain is a prominent figure in Sherpa life as it can be seen from many of the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunshine In The Wadi Rum Desert

 Title: Sunshine In The Wadi Rum Desert, Aqaba, Jordan Location: Aqaba, Jordan, Middle East (29°37’32” N  35°28’59” E) Description: One of the most easily accessible and dramatic landscapes in Jordan is Wadi Rum. No special expertise is needed to reach the desert other than a car and once there, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Jagged Against The Sky

Title: Jagged Against The Sky Location: Half way between Dole and Luza, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°52’44” N  86°43’26” E) Description: The endless features of the Himalayas always amaze me. No matter how many times I visit nearly the same stretch of peaks, the swirl of clouds and the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise At Mesa Arch II

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Title: Sunrise At Mesa Arch II Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America (38°23’18” N  109°51’50” W) Description:Mesa Arch, located in Canyonlands National Park in Southern Utah, USA, is a natural wonder that encompasses all that is beautiful about this area of the county. Utah has Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Village Of Dole Sits Below A Bank Of Clouds And Kangtega

Title: The Village Of Dole Sits Below A Bank Of Clouds And Kangtega Location: Dole, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°52’5″ N  86°43’45” E) Description: The small village of Dole (pronounced dough-lay) is perched along a sloping hill in the Ngozumpa glacier valley. This viewpoint is obtained after about a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu Reflected In Dudh Pokhari (Gokyo Lake)

Title: Cho Oyu Reflected In Dudh Pokhari (Gokyo Lake) Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, Asia (27°57’12” N  86°41’36” E) Description: Early mornings when the sun is shining in the Himalayas can’t be beat. Sure, it’s cold (note the frozen lake water around the rocks) and early, but the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Base Of Lower Yellowstone Falls

Title: The Base Of Lower Yellowstone Falls Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, North America Description: Crashing over the edge for centuries while etching a deep valley, Lower Yellowstone Falls is an impressive site not to be overlooked in this park full of wonders known as Yellowstone National Park. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Taktsang Monastery – Tiger’s Nest

Title: Taktsang Monastery – Tiger’s Nest Location: Paro, Bhutan, Asia Description: Perched hundreds of feet above the valley below, Taktsang Monastery is steeped in legend and lore of the Guru Rinpoche’s time spent here meditating in the 8th century. The structure is built into and of the rock with Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Khumbi Yul Lha – Sacred Sherpa Mountain

Title: Khumbi Yul Lha – Sacred Sherpa Mountain, Nepal Location: Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal Description: Reflected in a the eddy of a nearly frozen stream on the bed of a hanging valley at 14,500′, Khumbi Yul Lha stands gracefully against the stark, blue sky. The mountain is sacred to 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 →

Photo Of The Day – Tibetan Prayer Pole On The Inside, Bhutan

Title: Tibetan Prayer Pole On The Inside, Bhutan Location: Phobjika Valley, Bhutan Description: Prayer flags are strung around a central pole in the Phobjika Valley of Bhutan. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm EF Shutter Speed 1/30 Aperture f/6.3 ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm   Photograph Copyright Peter West 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 Bonus – Punakha Dzong And Valley 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 125MB large, Continue Reading →

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 – Kyajo Ri, Nepal 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 42MB large, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset And The Cliffs

Title: Sunset And The Cliffs Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: From the Green River Overlook in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, the sun cuts dramatic shapes around cliffs and buttes before setting across the horizon. This viewpoint is a short walk at the end of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise At Mesa Arch II

Title: Sunrise At Mesa Arch II Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Mesa Arch is lit from light bouncing off the cliff face below it. A unique phenomena, this daily event (weather permitting) always draws a crowd of photographers. Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Camera Canon Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Below Mesa Arch At Sunrise

Title: Below Mesa Arch At Sunrise Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: A unique view of Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park just after sunrise. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 8-15mm Shutter Speed 1/10 Aperture f/20 ISO 100 Focal Length 8mm Click HERE to purchase Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Hanging Valley At Sunset

Title: Hanging Valley At Sunset Location: Above the Mende Monastery, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: At 14,500′, this valley was my home for two weeks while attempting to climb a 20,000′ peak in the Nepali Himalayas. During those two weeks at this valley, and the two hanging valleys above Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Just Before Sunrise, Himalayas

Title: Just Before Sunrise, Himalayas Location: Dingboche, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Frost covers the short scrubs that is brave enough to attempt to grow in the harsh conditions at 13,000’ above sea level. Soon clouds will roll in and obscure the distant mountains, but for a while, calm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Waipio Valley – Hawaii 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”. Have fun! Title: Waipio Valley Continue Reading →