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Favorite Photos of 2017

December 31, 2017  •  1 Comment

This certainly has been an interesting year for me, stumbling through the end of 2016 before moving cross country, and now literally limping into 2018. It’s been a year full of travel with me visiting 25 states. RMNP, Sand Dunes, Arches, Tetons, Yellowstone, plus several other monuments and historical parks. These are my favorite photos from my travels in 2017. I couldn’t pick just 12 this year, and  I still have so many new photos to edit from Yellowstone that would have been included here! Thanks everyone for all your support throughout the year, and I’m glad to have you following along for what’s to come in 2018! 

Prints are available of all these photos. Just click them, and it'll take you to their gallery page or you can send me an email.

Portland Head Light SunrisePortland Head Light SunriseSunrise at the iconic Portland Head Lighthouse on Cape Elizabeth, Maine the morning after Christmas.

Sunrise at Portland Head Light in Maine. January.  

Castle Hill Light in Newport, Rhode Island. January.

Sakonnet Light SunsetSakonnet Light Sunset

Sakonnet Lighthouse in Rhode Island with easily the most colorful and vivid sunset I've witnessed. January.

January SkyJanuary Sky

The Atlantic in Winter. Rhode Island. January.

The Solitary TravelerThe Solitary TravelerFox tracks in the snow.

Fox tracks in the snow. Hinsdale County, Colorado. March 

Baby StepsBaby StepsAn ewe with twin lambs wander the Colorado National Monument at sunset.
I got really lucky in being able to observe the herd of Desert Bighorn sheep in the Colorado National Monument last week. On my first day I spotted the herd way up on the cliffs silhouetted against the clouds at sunset. This ewe trailed behind the rest because the little ones had some slight trouble getting to the top allowing me to get this shot before they disappeared.

Desert Bighorn Sheep ewe with her twin lambs trailing behind learning to climb. Grand Junction, Colorado. March 

Walks in the WastelandWalks in the Wasteland

A couple walks toward Las Vegas, Nevada. March. I never have photos with people in them, but I couldn't help but take this one.

Juniper at TwilightJuniper at Twilight

A juniper tree in Richville, Utah. Can you believe the hotel front desk woman said there was nothing worth photographing there? March 

Twilight in ArchesTwilight in Arches

Arches National Park in the twilight with the La Sal Mountains in the background. March. 

Evindently EndlessEvindently Endless

Endless dirt road and storm chasing in Buffalo County, Nebraska. July 

The Dead EndThe Dead EndOverton, Nebraska

Crazy storm skies in Overton, Nebraska. July 

Pleasanton StormPleasanton StormStorm and a growing crop of corn.

Cornfields and storms. Nebraska. July 

Behold a Pale HorseBehold a Pale Horse

A white horse watching me from a hillside near Broken Bow, Nebraska. September  The Blue HourThe Blue HourLake San Cirstobal

The blue hour at Lake San Cristobal. August. Summer Sunrise at Lake San CristobalSummer Sunrise at Lake San Cristobal

Thirty minutes later at Lake San Cristobal. August.

Pink Skies over San CristobalPink Skies over San Cristobal

Another fantastic sunset over Lake San Cristobal. August.

Lake City Black BearLake City Black Bear

A black bear up a tree in Lake City, Colorado. August.

Oh Cottonwood TreeOh Cottonwood TreeWhere you placed there for me?

A lone Cottonwood tree on the Colorado plains. August.

San Juan Sky 2San Juan Sky 2

The stars of Gunnison County. September.

Layers of AutumnLayers of AutumnSlumgullion Pass

Layers of Autumn on Slumgullion Pass. September

Follow the RiverFollow the River

The Lake Fork river following through the Lake Fork valley. October. Valley of GoldValley of GoldLake City, Colorado in the San Juan Mountains

Lake City in autumn for the air. September. 


Black Wolf in Yellowstone. Montana, October (my favorite)


Feel free to share and let me know what your favorite one was!



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