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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The Alabama Hills - Action Photo Tours & Workshops

The Alabama Hills

If you like Westerns, you definitely need to visit California’s Alabama Hills.  Over 150 different movies and a handful of TV shows have filmed here, including The Lone Ranger.  The rugged, dry terrain against a backdrop of the tall Sierra Nevada Mountains makes this a picture perfect setting.  But what really sets the Alabama Hills…

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Death Valley Part 2 Blog - Action Photo Tours & Workshops

Death Valley Part 2

For Part 1 of the series, just click here. In this article, I’ll discuss places you can visit on the North End of Death Valley. Just across the Nevada border is a little ghost town called Rhyolite. The town was formed during the gold rush of 1905. After the richest ore was extracted, it declined…

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Death Valley Part 1 Blog - Action Photo Tours & Workshops

Death Valley Part 1

Death Valley – why do you want to go there? Such was the reaction from my friends when learning about my upcoming photo trip. Like most people, they did’t associate Death Valley as a place of scenic distinction. In this article I hope to provide compelling reasons why you should visit Death Valley. It’s much…

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