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
I’ve returned from the snow and cold of Yellowstone and now have to mentally prepare myself for a completely...February 13, 2018
February 5, 2018 FOXPLOSION! After the largely uneventful final day in the Yellowstone interior, our group was hopeful that...February 7, 2018
February 1 & 2, 2018 I had a short break from the park, as I had to say goodbye...February 4, 2018
January 30, 2018 Day Two in the interior was gray, windy and snowy. Really windy. We decided to avoid...January 31, 2018
January 27, 2018 Our second day of tour exploration started right on time again. Give these clients credit. They’re...January 29, 2018
January 25, 2018 Pick-up day for my first photo tour. I’ve got eight clients on this privately-booked trip, some...January 26, 2018
January 23, 2018 I got a later start on Tuesday. Maybe it was my subconscious desire to have it...January 24, 2018
January 21, 2018 It’s been a while since I’ve flown out to Yellowstone for a winter trip, and it’s...January 22, 2018
Soon I will depart for my first trip of the year. I’ll be returning to Yellowstone to lead two...January 16, 2018
Two-thousand-seventeen was anything but low-key, but it was a bit less hectic on the travel front compared to last...January 9, 2018
As part of my 2017 retrospective, I’d once again like to highlight the wonderful work done by my peers...January 5, 2018
It’s time to start looking back at my year in photography. Over the next week or so, I’ll unveil...January 2, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.