This past winter I spent five full days exploring Yellowstone National Park by snow coach. Passenger cars are not allowed at that time. The only modes of transportation inside the park are snowmobiles or snow coaches. I signed up with Gerlach Nature Photography Workshops led by Barbara Eddy and John Gerlach. It was a wonderful time with two very knowledgeable leaders. We were exploring the park daily from shortly after sunrise to past sunset. Continue reading →
How appropriate to photograph an American bald eagle on the Fourth of July in Alaska. In Hoonah, Alaska I was able to slowly approach this eagle which had apparently just eaten some fish. Yep, we made a return visit to Alaska to visit Denali National Park and cruise the beautiful coastline for a second time in two months.
This photo depicts why Zion is such a popular national park. A view like this and others equally striking are visible from the main road. No hiking required, but for the beautiful glow, you will need to get up before sunrise. Continue reading →
Periodic trips to Alamogordo, New Mexico are required so we can visit our s-t-u-f-f tucked away in a dusty storage shed. Each time we swing open the door, we are a bit surprised at the items we have saved while unable to find some other needed treasures. When visiting Alamogordo, we get our fill of Mexican food at Margo’s and visit White Sands National Monument. Continue reading →
This old Croatian fisherman was fishing and collecting muscles under the main pedestrian bridge into the Zadar shopping area. As commuters and tourists hurried across the bridge to work or shop, this guy had been hard at work for hours. Continue reading →
A coyote keeps an eye on my approach in Theodore Roosevelt NP
Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota requires the visitor to search for beauty within the 36 mile vehicle loop, unlike some of the more spectacular national parks such as Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon or Zion. On any random visit, a lucky visitor might possibly be blessed with stormy rain clouds, clearing storms or special light. More typically, on a hot clear blue sky day, you must really search for the attractiveness of the park. Continue reading →
Our previous attempt to visit Yellowstone National Park was thwarted by the sixteen-day government shutdown in the fall of 2013. It was to be a fall color tour with reservations at the beautiful Yellowstone Lodge and four other national parks. For this 2015 trip we felt happy to snag a couple of open nights at Grant Village due to a cancellation. Continue reading →