Awaroa Inlet

Crossing the Awaroa Inlet is a part of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track in New Zealand. This unique crossing is only passable within a few hours of low tide and there is no trail around it so one must plan the trip accordingly. My wife and I were surprised to find out that the path across the inlet was primarily comprised of…

Onetahuti Beach

This shallow coastline may look like any other secluded beach, but Onetahuti is actually a part of an amazing multi-day hike. The sandy shore in this photo is a section of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track in New Zealand’s Able Tasman National Park. I live in the mountains of Colorado and am no stranger to backpacking…

St. Martin

The Caribbean is home to many island paradises. The Island of St. Martin is no exception. This is the Great Bay on the southern side of the island and the gateway to the Dutch capital of Philipsburg. You can barely see what is left of Fort Amsterdam beyond the bright red roofs. The small island, approximately 34 square…

Moeraki Boulders

The sun rises on the famous Moeraki Boulders on New Zealand’s South Island. These round boulders almost have to be seen to be fully appreciated. Pictures struggle with scale. These behemoths are up to nine feet in diameter. The boulders are believed to have been formed long ago when rotting sea creatures acted like a…

Driftwood Beach

This is a piece of driftwood on the aptly named Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, off the coast of the state of Georgia. This place holds a special place in my heart. This is where my wife and I took our wedding photos on the morning of our wedding. This was the last sunrise I…

Sunset In Paradise

Life seems to move at a slower pace when living on an island. Yet, life’s ability to overcome disaster can be seemingly quick and simultaneously painfully slow. I took this image almost a year to the day after typhoon Haiyan devastated the island of Bantayan, like so many of the other islands in the Philippine archipelago….

Huatulco Cactus

Sometimes I find it hard to decide between two photos as to which is better. I posted the Huatulco Cliffs picture in April, but, even though this picture is very similar, I thought the cactus made it different enough to deserve its own post. I hope you agree.