• They lay patiently for years in the ground waiting for that rare opportunity to stand up and show off. When the rain thoroughly penetrates the soil, large groups of seeds slowly wake up but continue to rest for several months. As the temperature warms, they become ready for their show. The time comes when each seed gets dressed in their fanciest attire. They are bright and vibrant with colors ranging from purples, oranges, yellows, pinks and

  • A usual desert landscape, barren and dry, has metamorphosed into a brilliant carpet of colorful flowers. The California poppies have erupted in the hills of Walker Canyon Ecological Reserve. The orange color can be seen from the 15 freeway glowing with its golden splendor stopping petal peepers in their tracks.   Standing in the orange glory, I ponder how does this happen? Mother nature creates a super bloom when excessive rain amounts produce a larger

  • 3 Tips when Photographing Wild Horses Without these simple tips, you may miss a perfect opportunity. 1. Have your camera ready at all times even before you arrive at your destination. Sometimes the horses can be found roaming in places you weren’t expecting. Seeing the horses early would be lucky since hunting them down can be the biggest challenge. A day or two before your arrival, try to research where the horses were last seen.

  • Wild Baby Horse Laying in the Grass The spirit of the untamed majestic wild horse is still alive today. Wild horses live in a world without time restraints and commitments. They roam free through the deserts and the rural islands. Their connection to each other is felt as if their hearts beat as one. The stomp of a hoof, the raise of a head, or the twitch of an ear all have meaning to a

  • Death Valley National Park has been on my list of magical places to visit for a long time. The time had finally come to book a hotel. Bags are packed and we are eager for another wondrous adventure. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve heard it’s a must see destination. There must be a good reason why millions of acres were saved as a national monument since 1933.   Death Valley only receives 2”

  • Keene Valley Fall Foliage Photo   Fall Foliage New England: Whether it’s apple picking in the orchards or leaf peeping in the mountains we decided to take a trip back to my old stomping ground Upstate New York for fall foliage. We timed the fall foliage perfectly. The trees were at peak with leaf colors of reds, oranges, yellows and everything in between. We started our trip off with a beautiful drive to Keene Valley,

  • Southwest Arizona was calling our name. It was 5:00 AM and we were loading the car, heading out on a road trip to some of the most majestic places in the Southwest - Lower Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, and Grand Canyon, Arizona. Lower Antelope Canyon was our first destination. After an 8-hour drive, we had arrived.   Antelope Canyon Shapes Photo   This is an isolated area with nothing around, but flat desert landscape. I

  • So powerful, so primal, so willing, so magnificent - just a mix of some of my horse encounters. Horses continue to fascinate me with their willingness to please, their ability to trust, and their primal flight response. Some of my horse photography:   Horse photos for

  • “I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables And I am particularly fond of Octobers in Utah. The trees and mountains put on a spectacular show of color near Park City and Deer Valley.   Some of my fall foliage photos:   Fall foliage nature photos  for

  • There is something very spiritual about Yosemite's back country, and it should definitely be experienced often. However, some of the most incredible scenery can be captured right from the side of the road. I set out late one evening to capture star trails from one of Yosemite's epic locations: Tunnel View. It was ideal for night photography because I could set up my shot and stargaze while the shutter was firing. Keep in mind, the