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Maybe I should branch out to Wedding Photography.. ( nope...nope...nope). Decided to shoot a few of this couple while I was waiting for them to finish.. #naturephotography #nature #photography #naturelovers #photooftheday #landscape #travel #ig #travelphotography #photo #tetons #tetonvalley #grandtetonnationalpark #grandtetons #grandteton #wyoming #wyominglife #visitwyoming #wyomingphotographer #explorewyoming #jackson #jacksonhole #jacksonholewyoming #theimaged #instagood #wildernessculture #earthoffical #ourplanetdaily #nationalparkgeek #landscape_photography
@brianvenghous

Maybe I should branch out to Wedding Photography.. ( nope...nope...nope). Decided to shoot a few of this couple while I was waiting for them to finish.. #naturephotography #nature #photography #naturelovers #photooftheday #landscape #travel #ig #travelphotography #photo #tetons #tetonvalley #grandtetonnationalpark #grandtetons #grandteton #wyoming #wyominglife #visitwyoming #wyomingphotographer #explorewyoming #jackson #jacksonhole #jacksonholewyoming #theimaged #instagood #wildernessculture #earthoffical #ourplanetdaily #nationalparkgeek #landscape photography

Basically America's mosquito farm 🦟🐊
@_heytheresarah_

Basically America's mosquito farm 🦟🐊

Bear Country!
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Alberta Canada is now my favorite place in the world and I’ve only been here for a day. I want to share my trip through pictures with you. This was day one, we landed in Calgary and drove to Jasper. The drive itself was 4.5 hours, however, this is not a typical drive. We took 8 hours to allow many stops. The mountains are indescribably massive. At just the 4 km mark of the park the sites started, you can pull off to see Herbert Lake (pictured here)
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Tip: be sure to download some fun playlists, there was no cell service for hours
@travel_pel

Bear Country! —————————————————————— Alberta Canada is now my favorite place in the world and I’ve only been here for a day. I want to share my trip through pictures with you. This was day one, we landed in Calgary and drove to Jasper. The drive itself was 4.5 hours, however, this is not a typical drive. We took 8 hours to allow many stops. The mountains are indescribably massive. At just the 4 km mark of the park the sites started, you can pull off to see Herbert Lake (pictured here) ————————————————————— Tip: be sure to download some fun playlists, there was no cell service for hours

The arrival of summer should mean more days on the trail and in the mountains. What is on your summer adventure bucket list this year? [featured pack : Kyte 46] | #thegooddaysaremade // 📷: @ospreypacks & @dan.holz.photo
@summitsalesnw

The arrival of summer should mean more days on the trail and in the mountains. What is on your summer adventure bucket list this year? [featured pack : Kyte 46] | #thegooddaysaremade // 📷: @ospreypacks & @dan.holz.photo

BEARS 🐻🐻🐻 We have black bears in our backyard but grizzlies are another story. The first three days we hadn't seen any and I was starting to get nervous... Then it was like a bear party!

The zing of happy brain chemicals when you spot a big bear lumbering in a field is indescribable. Several times we got to stop and watch for a while, it just felt magical.

If people are stopped on the side of the road stop and ask what's what!! Though sometimes it is a chain reaction... we heard wolves shouted once and came out to find coyotes 🤪 
#emclyellowstone  #emclnationalparks .
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#iwasbornwild #tinybigadventure #worldschooling#wildschooling #homeschooling #childhoodunplugged#outdoorfamilies #adventurekids #kidswhohike #familieswhohike #hikingculture#exploringnaturewithchildren #runwildmychild#havekidswilltravel #familytravel #takeyourkidseverywhere#familytraveltribe #optoutside #nationalparklife
#nationalparkgeek
#findyourpark
#yellowstonenps #yellowstonenationalpark
#grizzlybear
#wildlifespotting
#emclwildthings
@exploremorecleanless

BEARS 🐻🐻🐻 We have black bears in our backyard but grizzlies are another story. The first three days we hadn't seen any and I was starting to get nervous... Then it was like a bear party! The zing of happy brain chemicals when you spot a big bear lumbering in a field is indescribable. Several times we got to stop and watch for a while, it just felt magical. If people are stopped on the side of the road stop and ask what's what!! Though sometimes it is a chain reaction... we heard wolves shouted once and came out to find coyotes 🤪 #emclyellowstone   #emclnationalparks . . . . . . #iwasbornwild  #tinybigadventure  #worldschooling #wildschooling  #homeschooling  #childhoodunplugged #outdoorfamilies  #adventurekids  #kidswhohike  #familieswhohike  #hikingculture #exploringnaturewithchildren  #runwildmychild #havekidswilltravel  #familytravel  #takeyourkidseverywhere #familytraveltribe  #optoutside  #nationalparklife #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark

• Lava Beds National Monument •
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Tucked in a remote corner of Northern California exists a barren landscape of volcanic rock and vegetation slowly reclaiming the soil. Thousands of years ago, a fast-moving flow of lava formed a crust while its insides continued to burn- resulting in the largest concentration of Lava Tubes in North America. Today, some 700 caves wait for visitors to explore, twenty of which are mapped and easily accessible from the park road. Some are so cold that ice forms year round while others feature large skylights that allow ferns and shrubs to grow at subterranean depths. ⠀⠀
When I arrived at the park one Friday afternoon, I noticed a prominent cinder cone on the horizon (essentially a huge pile of ash). I scoured for an interesting vantage point of it during the golden hour and failed miserably to find what I envisioned. Sometimes photography can be an endless, fruitless search as the sun fades away. Eventually I stumbled upon a collapsed tube leading to it in the distance and my heart leapt... but unfortunately a lone tree blocked the perfect angle of the volcano. The more I looked at the scene though, the more my eye was drawn to that tree. I decided that it added to the drama instead of marring it. So I hopped into the tube and positioned myself in front of an interesting array of roots for the shot. A fiery sunset lit the horizon and the lone tree stood out as prominently as I hoped the cinder cone would behind it...
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@gregvalle_photography

• Lava Beds National Monument • ⠀⠀ Tucked in a remote corner of Northern California exists a barren landscape of volcanic rock and vegetation slowly reclaiming the soil. Thousands of years ago, a fast-moving flow of lava formed a crust while its insides continued to burn- resulting in the largest concentration of Lava Tubes in North America. Today, some 700 caves wait for visitors to explore, twenty of which are mapped and easily accessible from the park road. Some are so cold that ice forms year round while others feature large skylights that allow ferns and shrubs to grow at subterranean depths. ⠀⠀ When I arrived at the park one Friday afternoon, I noticed a prominent cinder cone on the horizon (essentially a huge pile of ash). I scoured for an interesting vantage point of it during the golden hour and failed miserably to find what I envisioned. Sometimes photography can be an endless, fruitless search as the sun fades away. Eventually I stumbled upon a collapsed tube

Today was a beautiful, hot, summer day 😍
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#summer greatfalls #potomacriver #waterfall #falls #visitva #virginia #nature #naturalvirginia #appleiphone #iphone #longexpo #slowshutter #instapic #visitva #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #nps #instanature #landscape #longexposure #pic #hike #hiking #river #instanature #instagood #naturelovers #beauty #flow #visitfairfax #fairfaxcounty
@minininjer

Today was a beautiful, hot, summer day 😍 . . . #summer greatfalls #potomacriver #waterfall #falls #visitva #virginia #nature #naturalvirginia #appleiphone #iphone #longexpo #slowshutter #instapic #visitva #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #nps #instanature #landscape #longexposure #pic #hike #hiking #river #instanature #instagood #naturelovers #beauty #flow #visitfairfax #fairfaxcounty

Adventure at off road + permitted area ✌🏻.
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#subaruforester #subaruadventures #offroad #permitneeded #gate #adventure #adventurenthusiasts #exploring #sheexplores #roadtrip #womenontheroad #getoutdoors #optoutside #sheisnotlost #nps #nationalparkgeek #sheisthewild #solotrip #letsgetlost #findyourpark #redwoodnationalandstateparks #california #redwoods #usa #車の旅 #レッドウッド国立州立公園 #アメリカ生活
@harucali2012

Adventure at off road + permitted area ✌🏻. . . . #subaruforester #subaruadventures #offroad #permitneeded #gate #adventure #adventurenthusiasts #exploring #sheexplores #roadtrip #womenontheroad #getoutdoors #optoutside #sheisnotlost #nps #nationalparkgeek #sheisthewild #solotrip #letsgetlost #findyourpark #redwoodnationalandstateparks #california #redwoods #usa #車の旅 #レッドウッド国立州立公園 #アメリカ生活

Watching @natgeo Mini series Yellowstone Live has us looking back at old Yellowstone photos. One of our favorite activities while at the park is sitting in either Lamar or Hayden Valley and just watching the wildlife. While traveling, it’s nice to sit back, take a deep breath and just relax. What better way to relax than to watch wildlife ?
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#thewildthornsberrys #yellowstonepledge #haydenvalley #nps #nationalparkgeek #firstnationalpark #photooftheday #roadtrip #yellowstoneriver #bison #yellowstonebison #natgeo #relaxation #takeadeepbreath #lovelife #wildlife #favoriteplace #youhavetogo #protectedland #greengrass
@thewildthornsberrys

Watching @natgeo Mini series Yellowstone Live has us looking back at old Yellowstone photos. One of our favorite activities while at the park is sitting in either Lamar or Hayden Valley and just watching the wildlife. While traveling, it’s nice to sit back, take a deep breath and just relax. What better way to relax than to watch wildlife ? 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹 #thewildthornsberrys #yellowstonepledge #haydenvalley #nps #nationalparkgeek #firstnationalpark #photooftheday #roadtrip #yellowstoneriver #bison #yellowstonebison #natgeo #relaxation #takeadeepbreath #lovelife #wildlife #favoriteplace #youhavetogo #protectedland #greengrass

Been loving on the road shots. Out west you can do this.
#dawsonroadtrip19
@duke__dawson

Been loving on the road shots. Out west you can do this. #dawsonroadtrip19

Tree house?
Definitely!

Zoom in for better perspective😎

#grizzlygiant #mariposagrove #giantsequoia #yosemitenationalpark #yosemite #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #usnps #usnationalpark #california #california_adventure #california_igers #mariposagroveofgiantsequoias #landscape_lovers #travelgram #sunrise_pics #californialove #californiadream #nationalparklife #earth_pix #awesome_earthpix #earth_shotz #wildernessnation #welivetoexplore #ig_daily #nature_brilliance #earth_brilliance
@peterlorenzoiii

Tree house? Definitely! Zoom in for better perspective😎 #grizzlygiant #mariposagrove #giantsequoia #yosemitenationalpark #yosemite #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #usnps #usnationalpark #california #california adventure #california igers #mariposagroveofgiantsequoias #landscape lovers #travelgram #sunrise pics #californialove #californiadream #nationalparklife #earth pix #awesome earthpix #earth shotz #wildernessnation #welivetoexplore #ig daily #nature brilliance #earth brilliance

Project 365, Day 165. The big and little of Yosemite. .
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@andosfauxtos

Project 365, Day 165. The big and little of Yosemite. . . . . . #project365 #365project #365daychallenge #365photochallenge #photoaday #canon photos #canon80d #canon #canonphotography #canonfanphoto #lightroom #bauharmbert #yosemite #yosemitevalley #nps #ynp #sierra #yosemitenp #nationalpark #wildcalifornia #nationalparkgeek #yosemite national park #nationalparkphotography #yosemitenation #elcapitan #elcap #findyourpark #flowers #flowersofinstagram

Let’s be real for moment here. Everyone posts their best pictures on Instagram- of them having a great time, visiting all kinds of stunning places. I often wonder though, how do they find the time to travel so much... and have the money to visit all these far flung places?

This got me thinking last week while I was in Acadia for several days. Last Monday, I really struggled a lot. You see, I normally live 1300 miles away, in Chicago. I come out to Acadia every summer to show at the Bar Harbor art fair, and again in October to lead a workshop and do my own photography. The rest of the year, I’m a professional photographer and videographer doing shoots for clients in the Chicago and Midwest area (no weddings or family portraits- it’s all commercial work). So on the few days that I’m able to come out here, there’s heavy pressure on me to create and produce art and make my Acadia trips worthwhile.

Fine art and landscape photography is what I’m most passionate about, and though my income from it is only a small (but growing) percentage of what I bring in from photography, Acadia’s my favorite place to create my art and I’ve spent 13 years now getting to know the park. When I come out here, I leave my wife and kids back home. And that’s not easy on her or me. I’m very grateful to have a wife who lets me do this a couple times a year- she’s the best.

But going back to last Monday, it was a gloriously beautiful day. Perfect for going on hikes, seeing the sights, and relaxing in the national Park. But for a photographer, conditions were less than ideal. Bright sunny days end up looking like picture postcards- not fine art photography. And so I struggled all day long to create art. I had just spent two full days on my feet at the art fair... setting up my booth and breaking it down again is one of the most physical things I do all year- it’s hard work. Then on Monday morning, after only about two or three hours of sleep, I got up at 3:10 in the morning (which for a Chicago guy is 2:10 AM). I wasn’t even sure where I was going to go, but I headed up Gorham Mountain  by flashlight to see if there might be an interesting sunrise over Newport Cove...
@imagesofacadia

Let’s be real for moment here. Everyone posts their best pictures on Instagram- of them having a great time, visiting all kinds of stunning places. I often wonder though, how do they find the time to travel so much... and have the money to visit all these far flung places? This got me thinking last week while I was in Acadia for several days. Last Monday, I really struggled a lot. You see, I normally live 1300 miles away, in Chicago. I come out to Acadia every summer to show at the Bar Harbor art fair, and again in October to lead a workshop and do my own photography. The rest of the year, I’m a professional photographer and videographer doing shoots for clients in the Chicago and Midwest area (no weddings or family portraits- it’s all commercial work). So on the few days that I’m able to come out here, there’s heavy pressure on me to create and produce art and make my Acadia trips worthwhile. Fine art and landscape photography is what I’m most passionate about, and

Zion National Park
Colors of spring

#zion #zionnationalpark #utahphotographer #america #utah #arizona #usa #usparksandmonuments #landscape #nature #travel #roadtrip #nationalparks #nationalparkgeek #adventure #hiking #globetrotter #familytrip #beautifulday #wild #rock #scenicview #scenicroute #utahgram #canyon #viewpoint #trail #nps #redrock #nationalparkspartnership
@phildorry

Zion National Park Colors of spring #zion #zionnationalpark #utahphotographer #america #utah #arizona #usa #usparksandmonuments #landscape #nature #travel #roadtrip #nationalparks #nationalparkgeek #adventure #hiking #globetrotter #familytrip #beautifulday #wild #rock #scenicview #scenicroute #utahgram #canyon #viewpoint #trail #nps #redrock #nationalparkspartnership

But no temple made with hands can compare with Yosemite. Every rock in its wall seems to glow with life.
-John Muir 
I am deep diving into planning our upcoming trip to @yosemitemadera county and getting so excited!!! My goal list may be bigger than the number of hours in the day but I am on a mission to fit as much in as possible.

Bring on this view and more!!!!
@tammileetipslife

But no temple made with hands can compare with Yosemite. Every rock in its wall seems to glow with life. -John Muir I am deep diving into planning our upcoming trip to @yosemitemadera county and getting so excited!!! My goal list may be bigger than the number of hours in the day but I am on a mission to fit as much in as possible. Bring on this view and more!!!!

As I climbed up the side of this mountain, the weather probably changed 4 times in an hour and I went from sweltering hot at the base to walking through snow at the top. The weather in the Sierra Nevada’s is wild!
@jakesalyers

As I climbed up the side of this mountain, the weather probably changed 4 times in an hour and I went from sweltering hot at the base to walking through snow at the top. The weather in the Sierra Nevada’s is wild!

Gorgeous formations of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock.
#grandcanyon #nationalparkgeek
@kcm_vida_silvestre

Gorgeous formations of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock. #grandcanyon #nationalparkgeek

When we arrived at Acadia, it was raining, when it somewhat stopped we were able to sneak in a couple smaller hikes. The next day the weather was perfect for some of the bigger hikes, but it did rain the second half of the day, luckily we were able to get the hikes we had planned completed by then. The following day we had perfect weather all day! Even with the rain, we competed everything we planned to do! Can't wait to go back! .
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#acadianationalpark #acadia #nationalpark #nps #mainething #visitbarharbor #exploremaine #mainetheway #ilovemaine #scenicmaine #exploremaine #vacationland #nationalparkgeek #barharbormaine #neverstopexploring
@jared_brunswick

When we arrived at Acadia, it was raining, when it somewhat stopped we were able to sneak in a couple smaller hikes. The next day the weather was perfect for some of the bigger hikes, but it did rain the second half of the day, luckily we were able to get the hikes we had planned completed by then. The following day we had perfect weather all day! Even with the rain, we competed everything we planned to do! Can't wait to go back! . . . #acadianationalpark #acadia #nationalpark #nps #mainething #visitbarharbor #exploremaine #mainetheway #ilovemaine #scenicmaine #exploremaine #vacationland #nationalparkgeek #barharbormaine #neverstopexploring

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