Into the Black Canyon

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison is my kind of national park. Other national parks’ well-marked, clearly defined trails are difficult to stray from. And if you do, the voices of hundreds of park goers are usually there to guide you back. Indeed, it takes considerable effort to find yourself properly lost and in danger…

Keoladeo Ghana National Park Part 2 – Landscapes

*NOTE: PLEASE CLICK A PHOTO TO ENTER SLIDESHOW, CLICK UNDER COMMENT BOX TO LOWER RIGHT OF PHOTO TO SEE THEM AT FULL-SIZE   If the birds weren’t enough, the scenery, filtered by the day’s many lights – most memorably those of the first and last minutes’ sun – was something to write home about. In…

Keoladeo Ghana National Park Part 1 – The Birds

Bird photography is two things – hard, and given time and a nice setting, therapy through persistence. A foggy morning and golden sunset made the 14 or so hours I spent in Keoladeo Ghana National Park in India something like a prolonged yoga dream session of the mind and index finger. Never mind that I…

Work and play in Mumbai

There is nothing like the bustle of a workday in Mumbai. Laden with gritty energy, people, cars, motorbikes, rickshaws and more people shuffle the streets to the beat of work and sale. Eyes reflect intensity, echoes of a severe environment. But there’s an optimistic lightness about too, as if there’s a shared thrill for the…

Da Bears

I once said “Grizzly” to an Alaskan local and he said not to say that. I sounded like such a tourist. Brown Bear is the term up there. To have a close run-in with one is worthy of a story and, to use the words of Ace Ventura, “a clean pair of shorts.” The day…

Spider Eyes

Sometimes the smallest things are the most beautiful. Often only through a macro lens can the intricate details and colors be seen by the human eye. Macro images remind me of the infinite design of the world, that the greatest safari on Earth is there to be had combing through leaves – that human beings…

Climbing Mt. Sneffels

Passing in and out of the San Juan Mountains of Colorado over the past couple of weeks, some of our most enticing 14,000+ foot peaks had been calling my name. My grandfather has climbed all but a few of the 54 and my dad a considerable chunk of them. On their recommendation, I brought my…

Variety is the Spice of Life

Welcome to the first post of my blog. Click the post title to see the entire post. Click any photo to see them in a slideshow. For the best clarity, you may click to see them full-size from there. The link’s right under the comment box. I try to capture a little bit of a…