Zion’s Narrows

The Narrows at Zion National Park in Utah. This is a 16 mile long trail that is hiked by wadding through the Virgin River for the majority of the 16 miles. It is a slot canyon where the walls rise more than 1000 feet on either side and at its narrowest point is only about 15′…

Hong Kong’s Dragon

The dragon has a lot of meaning to the Chinese people. However, I don’t think it correlates to the dragonfly. I did take this picture on one of the islands near Hong Kong. I personally love insect photography because it shows us a world that we see everyday, but rarely really see because it moves so…

Scale of the Panama Canal

This is a shot of the Panama Canal back in 2010. I’ve never seen an image that better describes the massive scale of not only the locks and ships, but of human innovation. The school bus makes this scale tangible for everyone. It blows my mind that these locks are more than 100 years old and…

Spookyween!

Happy Halloween everyone! Also known as Spookyween in our home… as of yesterday… it’s the next big thing! This jack-o-latern was carved by Jennifer. We really like to carve pumpkins and you can check out and vote on the best from this year on our Facebook pages. I hope you all get lots of treats…

San Fran’s Purple Flower

I took this image near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco. I had a layover on my way home from a trip to Asia. I used the layover as a chance to see the city. My time was limited and I rushed this shot (and many others) trying to see as much as I…

Terrifying Trek – The Great Wall Unrestored

At times, Jake and I had a few choice words for The Great Wall, and rightly so. This picture captures a rather strong moment of select wording, defeat, and confusion on how to move forward on this terrifying trek. Check out the vertical wall of crumbling rock and tell me you wouldn’t feel the same……

Parry’s Mountain Gentian

A new look at a Gentiana Parryi—Parry’s Mountain Gentian. Blue is such an unusual flower color to me that these little flowers always catch my eye when hiking in the Colorado mountains.  After looking around at the vast surrounding landscape of mountains and valleys, it’s a moment beyond to stop and see the delicate details…

Mouth of the Mokau River

This is the mouth of the Mokau River. The Mokau is located north of New Plymouth on the western side of New Zealand’s North Island. This is a beautiful little spot  with a small population, but easy access via Highway 3. Whether on the North or South Island, New Zealand has awe-inspiring landscapes around almost…

Rocky Mountain Elk – Sleeping Giant

This sleeping giant is an elk near Rocky Mountain National Park. Jake and I love going to this expansive park and seeing the herds of Rocky Mountain elk and other wildlife roam freely in their natural environment. The bugle call of an elk is very memorable. Wildlife, of course, like to venture into civilized areas…