Talk about a scene that really blows your mind. The grand canyon can really make you feel small. One of the best things at this time late in the day, is you are often the only one there, enjoying an amazing show all to yourself. Watching as the sun goes down the different stories the shadows tell deep in the canyon.
Frost rolls across the New Mexican desert on a January morning. New Mexico is the poorest state in the United States filled with beauty and a harsh natural environment.
The top of Zion National Park. The story of our planet is one of erosion. Are things created or are they just broken down into pleasing forms? Pressure and time changes everything, molding it, forming it, breaking it down and building it back up.
Cotton candy skies, still deep blue waters, and mountains peaking through clouds are what creates natures best carnival. Why is it we rarely appreciate nature yet line up for a Ferris wheel?
A straight up hour long hike to the top of this mountain seemed impossible with camera gear on my back and a dog in tow. There is something to be said about perseverance and the rewards it reaps. A warm sunny morning, wind on my face, and a quiet other-worldly view.
Glacier National Park in Montana. Due to Global Warming, the glaciers have melted away and deadly forest fires have erupted in their wake. This photo encompasses the unforgiving sight of disaster and emptiness set next to spectacular and beautiful. The grey skies looming overhead fueled this eerie feeling of change.
A single tree among a breathtaking mountain range may seem insignificant, but sometimes there is more beauty in the unexpected things that can leave you surprised. Maybe we don't all look the same, maybe we're not all obviously beautiful, but we can all still standout and steal the show.
Twisting and turning through the roads of North Cascades National Park in Washington, you are surrounded by jagged mountains, trees, and rock formations. When you least expect it, you turn a corner and find yourself in this large opening with bright emerald waters that sparkle and dance under the bright sun.
Enveloped in a thick fog only breaking enough to see the lines in the road, set the scene for one of the eeriest treks to the top of a mountain I have encountered. Once on top, the fog dispersed enough to see the magnificent evergreen trees in front of the mountain surrounding.
Surrounded by thick old growth forest, enveloped in soft bright green moss, and misted by a light cool rain. This forest can be found in Olympic National Park in Washington. The enchanted forest invites you in.
The turquoise waters that are unique to British Columbia capture speckles of gold from the setting sun. Chasing the sun to get to a place we are moving towards, while time keeps moving onward.
Birch trees in full colour near Dugald, Manitoba. As trees grow, they often go unnoticed. Something that starts about the size of your hand grows up to be a giant. Then passes that along. We all grow, either reaching to the sky as a birch tree or falling to the ground as a seed.
The Canadian Rockies are so different from any other mountain range with their jagged peaks and fast moving weather systems. Clouds moving accross the sky, there is a storm coming.
This photograph shows the stark difference between a desert sand dune environment and an alpine environment in the distance. It was such a strange and unique experience to be hiking up snow covered dunes to view picturesque mountains in the background.
Monument Valley, Utah. The sky opens up over the famous valley in a midwinter sunset. The valley is famous from the countless western movies that have been filmed there. The sky almost seems to outshine the spectacle.
Antelope Canyon, is a slot canyon in Northern Arizona. The canyon itself is carved by water over time creating a very narrow passage and unique carved walls.
Horseshoe Bend, Arizona. The Colorado River is essential to life in the southwest desert. It forms the Grand Canyon and feeds water to cities like Las Vegas. The river is now heavily stressed by water usage.
As North America's lowest point, the Badwater Basin Salt Flats receives just 60 mm of rain per year. This was photographed in the early hours of the morning before the sun rose. The flats are absolutely silent due to the fact that the silence, itself, becomes loud.
Just south of Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. This particular spot caught my eye because it almost seemed as though the mountain popped out of nowhere. The flat almost prairie-esque landscape surrounding the peak had a light dusting of frost that sparkled in the sunlight and reminded me of home.
Photographed from a high elevation the red hills below covered in snow form a pattern in nature. The snow contrasts the peaks showing form and depth.
The crystal waters of Yosemite National Park sparkle in front of the white rock of the mountains in the distance. Yosemite is one of the busiest National Parks in the world with thousands of visitors everyday. There is intentionally no mark from humans in this image, giving a display similar to how the valley has looked for thousands of years.
White Sands, New Mexico. Probably one of the most beautiful scenes I have ever witnessed. Certain moments in our lives change us.