A self portrait overlooking rivers of lava pouring into the ocean from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. It will forever be a reminder of the amazing things I've seen and the wonderful people I've met through photography. For that reason alone, it remains my personal favorite image
Weeping walls of water pour into the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon after torrential winter rains. Sadly, this area was destroyed by a wildfire in 2017
The title of this image is literal. It was taken through the window of our living room in Washington state on a very special morning
One of the best sunrises I've witnessed as the lenticular clouds of California catch fire before sunrise
The fog cleared just enough to get a few shots of these sentinel trees keeping watch over the iconic Mt. Hood in the Oregon Cascades
After aimlessly hiking through the dunes for hours, I finally just gave up, plopped my tripod down, and hoped for the best. Thankfully the wind picked up at sunset and the atmosphere came alive
Comet Neowise graces the night sky over Oregon's Mt. Hood. Considering we won't see a return visit for 6800 years, the midnight wakeup call and early morning hike up Tom, Dick, and Harry mountain seemed a reasonable sacrifice to make.
After a decade of trying, I finally experienced the fabled light beams that occasionally grace the giant redwood forests of northern California.
A gnarly old tree in the dry plains of Oregon watches over the annual balsamroot bloom. Usually, I spend a lot of time trying to ensure I'm in the right place to get good conditions for photography. On this morning, however, I was thrilled that my friends Ryan and Candace Dyar were going to be in town and I just wanted to be out shooting with them, so I didn't even bother checking the weather. Sometimes, it's better to just be lucky
As luck would have it, a thick fog cleared just before dawn as the moonrise and milky way lined up over Halemaumau Crater in Hawaii
Violent storms crash into the Eastern Sierra mountains of California before having their clouds ripped to shreds by the jagged peaks
Thunderstorms in the Pacific Northwest are extremely rare. Even more so at sunrise. When this one developed over Mt. St. Helens in Washington, I raced to find a composition and fired the camera as quickly as possible in an attempt to capture a lightning bolt. And then I got lucky
You don't know someone until you've plucked the quills of these cholla "teddy bear" cactus out of their behind, right David Thompson?
The incredible aurora borealis dances across the night skies of Iceland. These light displays are nothing short of miraculous
A prime example of the growing threat of landscape photography and social media. We had this beautiful area in Iceland all to ourselves years ago when I made this image. Now, it is closed after being overrun and overwhelmed by tourists
I had to adopt an "amorous" pose on a rock to get this entire fern in the frame. Unfortunately for me, a friend was there to document the experience. He holds me hostage with it to this day
You can plan your compositions, the tides, the sun angle, and the weather forecast. But sometimes you just get lucky with the conditions as I did along the coast of Hawaii one morning
It was just a couple of photographers and a few trillion mosquitoes enjoying the frosty summer morning high in the Washington Cascades
This very special light appeared in the Colorado Rockies at almost the precise moment a beloved family member was finally released from the pain of a long illness. It will always be a very special and symbolic image for my family
As the sun rose, I was running wildly through the dunes trying to find a composition. A lone figure appeared upon the highest summit and I managed to fire off a few frames before he retreated into the sand