Travel Photos, Trip Summaries and Information
This is an archive of past trips I’ve taken for fun, photography or otherwise. Most of these trips are concentrated overseas, but occasionally I get around within North America as well. This is not a photo archive. Merely a resource for any written information I have provided on various destinations. If you have any questions or would like advice on destinations I’ve visited, please contact me.
If you want to see more photos, including images from places not listed on this page, please visit the photo archive.
Featured Destination: Yellowstone
It’s not much of a secret that I love Yellowstone National Park. I first traveled there as a youngster in 1988, right before the big fires decimated much of the landscape. By the time I returned a decade later, Yellowstone was in the midst of recovery, and the new growth that sprung from those fires is apparent to this day.
I didn’t begin visiting Yellowstone for photography until the year 2000, and have been back every year since. It’s turned into my favorite destination for wildlife photography. With over a decade’s worth of exploration, I’ve come to know the park pretty well, and have learned plenty of lessons: what to pack, what camera gear to take and where to find the animals!
I think back to my first visits to Yellowstone and remember wishing I had a better idea of what I was getting into, so over the years I’ve compiled a lot of useful information for visitors.
From the Blog
New Photos: Yellowstone Winter 2023
This is a pretty quick turnaround for me, but I wanted to get these photos processed and in the...February 16, 202300
New Photos: Mongolia 2022
Last year an idea for a new scouting excursion began forming rather quickly, after my schedule freed up a...February 6, 20231
Yellowstone Winter 2023 Trip Report, Days 16 & 17 (The End!)
January 27, 2023 A winter storm was due to descend on the greater Yellowstone area by Thursday evening. Peeks...January 28, 2023
Yellowstone Winter 2023 Trip Report, Days 14 & 15
January 25, 2023 We switched up our strategy for our final day in the Yellowstone interior. No detours, no...January 26, 20230
Yellowstone Winter 2023 Trip Report, Days 11 – 13
January 22, 2023 This was client drop-off and pick-up day, when I said goodbye to my first tour group,...January 24, 20232
Yellowstone Winter 2023 Trip Report, Days 8 – 10
January 19, 2023 Thursday marked a return to the northern range for me, and the first day there for...January 21, 20230
Yellowstone Winter 2023 Trip Report, Days 6 & 7
January 17, 2023 We were still coming down from our bobcat high on Tuesday, but as a guide I...January 18, 20230
Yellowstone Winter 2023 Trip Report, Days 4 & 5
January 15, 2023 Client pickup day! Silver Gate finally had a fresh coat of snow on the car (and...January 16, 20234
Yellowstone Winter 2023 Trip Report, Days 0 – 3
Please note, this report describes the annual winter bison hunt (under the January 13 entry), and contains some images...January 14, 20235
Best of 2022: Favorite Photos and Moments of the Year
It’s been an interesting twelve months, to say the least. Though it initially seemed like things would be back...January 8, 2023
2022 in Review: Sharing Top Work From My Peers
One of my favorite parts of the Year in Review series is when I get a chance to share...January 2, 2023
2022 in Review: Not Quite Best of the Year
Though the 2022 travel slate didn’t quite go as planned, I still managed to enjoy some fun adventures that...December 29, 2022
In 2007 we visited Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas. It was a great experience, and following the trip I shared information on lodging, guides, packing, photography and more.
I’ve visited South Africa a few times now (including leading a tour in 2014), and all of the trips were excellent. In 2010 we explored Kruger National Park and the private game reserves at MalaMala and Elephant Plains. In 2012 we ventured west to visit Mokala and Kgalagadi Parks before returning to MalaMala and Elephant Plains and in 2014 my photo tour explored Kruger and MalaMala again.
Read the South Africa trip summaries and travel information.
In 2007 we visited Tanzania, covering the northern safari circuit: Arusha, Tarangire, Serengeti and Lake Manyara National Parks, as well as Nrogongoro Crater and the Lake Eyasi region.
Get information and see photos from my favorite tropical destination. I’ve compiled photos, packing tips and more from my many trips to Costa Rica.
In 2006 I traveled to Ecuador to experience three different natural environments: the cloud forest, the Amazon rainforest and the Galapagos Islands. It was an eventful trip, with highs and lows. My 2015 return to the Galapagos was great fun.
Great Bear Rainforest
In 2009 I visited the Great Bear Rainforest for the first time. It was an excellent trip highlighted by the rare spirit bear, other black and grizzly bears, and excellent humpback whale viewing. I’ve been back three more times since.
Read the Great Bear Rainforest trip summary and travel information.
I made my first trip to Patagonia in December 2009 and January 2010. This was intended as the first leg of our honeymoon, but naturally much of the focus was the wildlife and scenery of this spectacular area that occupies the southern ends of Argentina and Chile. I returned in 2016 scout for pumas.
Yellowstone National Park
I’ve been traveling to Yellowstone for photography since 2000, and have compiled a lot of information and tips for first-time travelers.
Asia and Oceania
I visited Australia for the first time in 2016. It was a short trip, but we covered a lot of ground, visiting Sydney, Tasmania and Western Australia.
In 2003 I took a short trip to China, spending time in Beijing, Shanghai and on the Yangtze River (prior to the completion of the Three Gorges Dam). I kept a journal during the trip, which is transcribed here.
In 2009 I visited New Zealand for the second time, this time to get married. During our two weeks there, we explored much of the South Island, from Christchurch to Queenstown to the west coast, finishing in Kaikoura.
In 2005 we visited Greece for two-and-a-half weeks. We covered a lot of ground, from Meteora to Athens to the islands of the Aegean, and had a great time.
In 2006 I made my third trip to the UK, and by far the longest. On this trip we ventured north to Yorkshire and then Scotland, including the Highlands and the Orkney Isles. We were lucky with the weather, but unlucky with some logistical problems. Following the trip I provided a summary with some trip highlights and other information.
Some places I have visited over the years may not appear here, such as Borneo, Hong Kong and several European countries. Please visit the photo archive to see images from more of my travels.