This week I had the pleasure of talking photography with acclaimed photographer and conservationist @douglasjhoffman. His underwater photography is truly inspirational. Listening to Doug talking about his home turf in Hawaii made me reminisce about my unforgettable experience in Kauai last April. This image was taken as storm clouds began to loom over Hanalei Bay. What followed over the next 72 hours turned out to be a truly savage storm that would go on to cut off several towns on the north coast, completely destroy the road out to Hanalei Pier, hundreds of structures, and forever change the river channel in Hanalei Bay.
🇺🇸Another image of The Palisade, here reflected on the Dolores River just a few miles before the encounter with the Colorado River. Uncropped photo in the stories 🇧🇷 Outa foto do The Palisade desta vez refletido do Rio Dolores, poucos quilômetros antes de encontrar o Rio Colorado. Foto sem cortes no stories.
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The setting sun casts long reflections on the Adriatic while St George’s Church and clock tower stand silhouetted.
BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND. Otis the Great Blue Heron is such a handsome git that I reach for my camera every time he comes within range.
Today the wind was blowing kind of hard, and Otis was so intent on preening he couldn’t see—or didn’t care —that his powder feathers were scattering everywhere!
As longtime Followers know, powder feathers are those long, fringe-like parts of his plumage—feathers that continually fray into strands— that actually serve a vital purpose.
When Otis gets slimed in the course of feeding, he simply massages these chest feathers into the dirt, using his bill and a special toe that’s shaped for combing. The long strands partially fragment into a powder that acts like a dry shampoo—clinging to the slime and carrying it off. Leftover powder helps protect his underparts from dirt.
When he’s done with the preening, you’ll see he’s back to his handsome self and clean as a whistle. Would you like to see more of Otis this Spring? SWIPE LEFT TWICE to view all three photos and tell me which you favor with your LIKE and COMMENT!
Seeing as the mountains surrounding Salt Lake City are expected to get more snowfall this weekend, I figured I’d post a picture of what the beautiful Wasatch Mountains look like in warmer weather, and what we have to look forward to in the next couple months!
Fun Fact: While clouds often look like large cotton balls, floating weightlessly in the sky, they’re actually quite heavier than they look. The average cumulus cloud, which is typically present in fair weather, can weigh more than a million pounds!
Location: #WasatchMountains , Salt Lake City, UT @visitutah#visitsaltlake
Getting There: Fly @Delta to SLC (@visitsaltlake)
Gear: DJI #Mavic2Pro (@djiglobal)
Post production: @adobe@lightroom
Above Bishop Creek: One of the most picture-perfect areas for autumn colors is Bishop Creek—west of Bishop, California. This location is just off the road to North Lake, looking westward toward the Sierra peaks. The beauty of this rugged country is breathtaking: from the golden aspen to the jagged peaks of the Sierra.
Rush of spring. This hike really had me suckin wind, even though it's a short one but man it was tough. This shot is meant to be seen bigger and not in this small space IG provides. Checkout full size image on my website.
On the Ledge at R. B. Ricketts Falls in Ricketts Glen State Park
The timing was perfect for a visit to Ricketts Glen State Park. The new beech leaves were coming out with their light spring green color looking great. It had rained a significant amount the prior day and the forecast was for rain all of this day.
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The first location I photographed in Iceland - it was cold and wet. In other words, "Welcome to Iceland!" What's cool about Seljalandsfoss is that you can walk behind the waterfall and peer outside through the cascading veil. The winter spray was unforgiving. The loose rocks were slippery. Fair to say, as a result, my senses were calibrated to "Iceland" and I was set for the journey ahead! #iceland#waterfallsfordays#cascades#waterfallsCollective#waterfalls#guideToIceland#goneAWOLiceland
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