Hayden Peak sits within the Uinta Mountains of Utah, along the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway - 50 miles of pure outdoors, surrounded by mountains and wildlife. It's only open between May-September and is frequented by backpackers and campers. The scene above was photographed from Mirror Lake(the most popular lake along the byway). That evening I … Continue reading Alpen Glow over Hayden Peak
Almost 4 years ago I took my first trek up to Lake Blanche, which at 3 miles in, was a strenuous hike; By the time I made it back down the mountain, I couldn't walk. However, the hike to the Lake was worth all the pain and it showed me that some of the most … Continue reading Lake Blanche First Winter
Earlier this year, while there was still snow on the ground, a Rough Legged Hawk became a little famous. Several Photographers that I know were able to photograph it with success. As for myself, I was able to get a couple decent images, including this side-view portrait. Hawks are usually skittish and fly away before … Continue reading Portrait of a Rough Legged Hawk
A while back, I visited an area in Northern Utah, known to have several Red Foxes and while I did find multiple Foxes, they were a bit too far away to get a decent picture of. Well, I got lucky and saw this Adult Red Fox creep out from the forest and stand still for … Continue reading Red Fox in the Shadows
On May 10th, I drove to a local bird refuge(this time of the year it's usually teaming with a variety of migrating birds) and while there I saw the opportunity to photograph a male American Avocet in the water, with breeding plumage. I always try to take advantage of early or late evening light(sunrise/sunset), because … Continue reading American Avocet at Sunset
Last week, while driving around in Northern Utah, I saw this Swainson's Hawk perched on this wooden pole. The light was pretty low as the sun had already set below the mountains; but I didn't want to leave without getting at least one decent image, of a beautiful hawk I rarely get to see.
I took a drive to an area by Golden Spike National Monument in search of Owls. I saw several Burrowing Owls and 2 Short Eared Owls; however, was only able to photograph the Burrowing Owls. The first image was photographed under harsh evening light and the second was after the sun had dipped below the … Continue reading Burrowing Owls on a Monday Evening