“A US District Court Judge yesterday issued a ruling in the case, National Audubon Society v. Kempthorne, stopping a proposed oil lease sale opening nine million acres for drilling including near Alaska’s Teshekpuk Lake. Interior had scheduled the lease sale for September 27.“ If you’re unaware of the plight of this area then please reference the following sites to learn more. It is extremely
A friend forwarded me an amazing still photo taken from the air of camels walking across the desert. The catch… the shot was taken straight down at the camels. The camels themselves were white slivers, but their shadows were long and in clear form making it look like you could see all the camels laying on the sand. Its an amazing image and it was traced to the following National Geographic site where there is a
Its taken a few weeks, but I’ve finally been able to finalize photos from Day 11 of my trip to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This day could easily be summed up as the day of the panoramic. I have posted 5 panoramic images including 180 degree views of the Brooks Range and Coastal Plain (including the Arctic Ocean and pack ice). In addition to the amazing scenery captured in these panoramics there are a v
I’ve never been into caving, but from the description of this recent discovery in Sequoia National Park I might change my tune. Unfortunately it sounds like they’re going to keep the location of this cave secret for some time to come. None the less the description and photos are incredible.
I credit my interest in photography squarely on Mirror Lake at Yosemite National Park. While in college I ventured out to this location in the early 1990’s, took a snapshot with a point and shoot film camera and upon getting my print back was hooked. For some reason the serene early morning reflection of the amazing cliff walls and trees struck a nerve with me and I realized I was hooked not just on photography
It’s been about 4 years since I’ve been to Yosemite National Park and stayed on the valley floor. This past weekend was beautiful and not too crowded, but still above average in attendance. A few things have changed since my last visit including the change in access to Yosemite Falls and the addition of hybrid bus lines. All in all the atmosphere was nice, but still a little more crowded than I would pref
I found this article disturbing particularly due to my recent trip to the region. I can only hope that progress is made in this area. The impact to wildlife and the environment as a whole, globally not just regionally, will be substantial if something isn’t done. Unfortunately most people associate this region with having little to no life, but the impact felt here will definitely cascade to other biomes. ̶
I have always been interested in taking a photo from this spot. I finally got around to it after living in San Francisco for 5 years or so. After enduring a few nudists, a little rock climbing and waiting for the perfect moment I got the shot I envisioned. An interesting side note… I brought my film SLR and my dSLR with me on this shoot. Images from both were quite nice, but I ended up shooting 2:1 digital vers