Category: Travel

March 19, 2019

Monarch Photo Tour Trip Report 2019

Wow! What a trip! We just got back from the mountains of Mexico where we spent time enjoying and photographing millions of Monarch butterflies! These are the Monarchs that flew from our yards last fall, traveling 3000+ miles, to overwinter in Mexico before returning north this spring to lay eggs and pass the baton to…
February 23, 2019

Photographing a Parrot Clay Lick

Amazon parrot clay lick No trip to the Amazon would be complete without a visit to a clay lick. On our last trip to Ecuador we did just that and it was so cool.  I had no idea that this sort of thing took place and even just hearing about it, it was hard to imagine. The story is…
February 16, 2019

Ecuador Photo Tour Trip Report 2018

Ecuador Photo Tour Ah Ecuador! From the cloud forest of the Tandayapa Valley to the foothills of Sumaco Volcano and into the depth of the Amazon, this was a fun trip! Seven intrepid travelers joined us for the main part of this adventure, while five continued on with us for the extension into the Amazon.…
January 2, 2019

Light on the Land

Certainly, no photographic journey to the Tetons would be complete without a sunrise visit to the iconic “Oxbow”. The Oxbow can be beautiful at any time of day but the light at sunrise can be especially spectacular. As all of you know, Landscape Photography is all about the light. So, we were all very disappointed…
July 19, 2018

Photographing Loons – A Visit with some old Friends

Recently had a chance to visit some old friends… LOONS! Back in the nineties I spent nearly a decade photographing these amazing and interesting birds. Nicole and I went up for two weekends this June and early July and were lucky enough to be there the day the baby hatched. Loons live almost exclusively in…
May 28, 2018

Chance favors the prepared mind

This is one of my favorite images from a recent trip to Tanzania. Shots like this don’t “just happen” well… sometimes they do, but more often than not they are anticipated and planned for. In the instance of this image, we had this herd of Zebra feeding before this beautiful African landscape, with a group…
March 6, 2018

Big News!

I have big news! It is my great pleasure to introduce you all to Nicole Sudduth. I am beyond happy to announce that Nicole is on her way to join me here in Michigan where we will become partners in every way. In addition to being an amazing woman, Nicole is an avid traveler and…
August 29, 2017

The People of Peru

Well it has been a whirlwind of travel and adventures lately. From Peru, to Colorado, then Mothapalooza in Ohio (google it lol) then Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, and most recently The Smoky Mountains for the eclipse, which was breathtaking! I am so fortunate to be able to experience different places and cultures around the world.…
April 21, 2017

Costa Rica 2017

Just returned from back to back tours in Costa RicaI I was lucky to have two really great, fun groups! As always we worked very hard from dawn to dusk making tens of thousands of images of all the magnificent Costa Rican subjects. My personal favorite from the trip is the very graphic image of…
February 16, 2017

Photo tip – Consider the Background

Whenever I am shooting I always consider the background of my image. I search for situations like this, where I can isolate my subject against a nice clean background. So, when a flock of Sulpher Winged Parakeets descended on this apple tree in Costa Rica for a little snack. I quickly dismissed all the birds…