Caribou on the Dalton Highway

Photographing the Dalton Highway – Part 2

And now for the best part of the Dalton Highway – the Brooks Range and the North Slope! Before the trip, I had high hopes to see some wildlife in this section of the highway. When I was filling up with gas at Coldfoot, I asked some hunters if they had any luck spotting caribou.…

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Photographing the Dalton Highway – Part 1

The Dalton Highway was originally built in 1974 to support the trans-Alaska pipeline. It takes off from the Elliott Highway north of Fairbanks and runs 414 miles all the way to Deadhorse, stopping just shy of the Arctic Ocean. Unless you have special tour arrangements, you won’t actually get to see the Arctic Ocean due…

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Ta Prohm

Temples of Ta Prohm

I had the privilege of spending a few days exploring the vast archaeological complex known as Angkor Wat. Situated in northwest Cambodia, Angkor Wat was built by ancient Khmer civilizations stretching from approximately 800 to 1300 AD. At its zenith, Angkor Wat supported more than 750,000 inhabitants. However, by the 14th century, it began a…

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Swirling Aurora Borealis in Kaktovic

Northern Lights in Alaska

The Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights, is one of the most mysterious and incredible phenomenon of the night sky. Early people were so perplexed by these light shows that they came up with myriad explanations, from evil spirits and ghosts, to bushfires from the spirit world. Nowadays, we know that aurora is…

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Coming of Winter

Denali National Park – Guide to Hiking, Photography, and Camping

The wilds of Alaska have been a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts over the years. The diversity of scenery is truly staggering; wild rivers rage, endless craggy mountain peaks loom overhead, and rolling hills of tundra and trees beckon. Denali National Park is no exception. While the scenery is truly magnificent, it also boasts exceptional wildlife…

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False Kiva at Night

False Kiva

The archaeological site known as False Kiva is one of the most dramatic places in Canyonlands National Park.  However, it is seldom visited since there is no marked trailhead and the Park Service doesn’t publish directions on how to get there.  The reason is simple: if too many people visited the site, it wouldn’t be…

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Boise inversion on Star Trails - Action Photo Tours & Workshops

Boise Inversion Star Trails

For the past couple weeks, Boise has been socked in by a heavy inversion. This occurs when cold air in the valley is unable to escape and fog/pollution accumulates. This typically happens every January since the Winter days are short and the sun angle is too low to help clear it out. Since we haven’t…

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Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls and Devil’s Pool

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is a must-see destination and should be on your bucket list! The falls certainly aren’t the highest or widest falls in the world. However, they are classified as the largest due to the sheer volume of water plummeting over the edge in a single…

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Ice On The Racetrack

Last week, my friend Jeremy went out on a quick photo trip. Since he had never been to Death Valley, we decided to venture out the Racetrack. With only one day to spend there, we weren’t sure what to expect and we had no idea what the current conditions were like. For those of you…

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Climbing Mt. Rainier - Action Photo Tours & Workshops

Climbing Mount Rainier

With 2014 now upon us, now is a great time to start making plans for the upcoming year. If you want to add a little adventure to the mix, make plans now to climb Mt. Rainier!  Located in central Washington State, Mt Rainier is a massive statovolcano that looms 14,411 ft above the surrounding peaks.…

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