Whale watching season is upon us! November through April, Gray Whales pass along the California coast, and there’s no better place to watch them than in Southern California’s beach cities of Dana Point, Long Beach, and Newport Beach. If you’re visiting Los Angeles or Orange County, California in the winter, we think making the trek […]
San Diego Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the country, and for good reason. This post offers a review of the zoo, photos from the animal exhibits, and various tips & tricks for making the most of your visit to the San Diego Zoo. The San Diego Zoo had been on my […]
I recently visited Glacier National Park in Montana with a few other photographers and spent a few whirlwind days photographing sunrises, sunsets, the Milky Way, and everything in between. It was an excellent trip, one that offered a lot of fun with fellow photographers and great variety in the scenes we photographed. After visiting Yosemite […]
Fukuro No Mise is a popular Owl Cafe in Tokyo, Japan where you literally dine and interact with a variety of owls. This review features photos of the owl cafe, and answers the question whether it’s worth the money. Animal cafes are a distinctly “Japanese” experience, with a variety of different animals, from cats to […]
Winter in Yosemite National Park is a beautiful thing. I had previously been last February and caught the park in the midst of its winter season, even hiking in waist-deep snow along the way to this shot. Still, I had not seen Yosemite after any fresh snow in the Yosemite Valley, which I had heard […]
I previously mentioned that on our first night in Rocky Mountain National Park, we just missed the sunset over Rock Cut, but that there was a silver lining. These elk were that silver lining. Right after leaving Rock Cut, we saw dozens of these guys grazing the tundra. We had already seen a couple elk […]
Just before sunset on our first day in Rocky Mountain National Park, we headed to Kawuneeche Valley to see if we could spot any moose, elk, or bears. Moose and bears are two of my favorite animals, so they were the primary objective. Along the way, we saw a few scattered elk, but we didn’t stop to photograph them, as time was of the essence. Since it was the only chance I’d have to photograph the sunset in Rocky Mountain National Park, I wanted to make it from Kawuneeche Valley all the way up to Rock Cut (map), which is the highest elevation in the park unless you do the insane hike to Longs Peak. I was fully prepared to do this hike (and to wrestle three grizzly bears along the way), but luckily Sarah has better judgment than me.