We miss these trails. On a trip, several months ago, we backpacked, slept out here, then went back out with heavy cameras the next day… the trails were clear and there were so many Joshua Trees. It’s a beautiful trail and hopefully it’s clean and enjoying some raindrops.
It was a cold hike, but with the big rocks in the distance, and the endless forest of trees around us, we couldn't resist hiking and then hiking just a little further! Winter hiking in the desert is just the best.
I’m still working on this shot. I’ll definitely be back to shoot it again after this storm passes. But in the meantime, enjoy this monument under starry skies, the other night.
Any tips on the best way to pass the time will taking night photography?
New prints up at
Link in the bio👆
Thank you so much for all your comments on our latest post! So nice to learn more about you all!⠀
If you've been following us for a while, you probably already know that, besides Slovenia, we also love Scandinavia. And we thought now, just before we leave on our next big adventure, was a good time for a little recap of the trip we took there in summer⠀
The reasons we love Scandinavia are similar to why we love visiting Slovenia that much: the incredible nature! But the weather at the coast of Norway can be a bit dreary. Luckily, photographing clouds is awesome!⠀
What's your favorite European country and why do you like it?
Joshua Tree’s grow vertically before they bloom, and the blooms create branches… this one apparently opted to keep shooting for the stars rather than blooming. Each one is unique, but this one is a delight. Protect them.
Always celebrate the first light. 🌄
Wishing you all very happy and prosperous Makar Sankranti. Hope you all always soar high. #ShotoniPhone
The sun sets on the sentinels of Tenaya Canyon, Half Dome and North Dome.
This and other new images are for sale on my website.
Staring into oblivion - Keep your head in the clouds, stars in your eyes and love in your heart and you will be happy forever. These cirrostratus clouds make my heart swell. 🙌🏻 #WHPmood
Going on week 4 of the partial government shutdown, many national parks and federally managed lands are affected - from the employees to the wildlife. Some parks are using state budgets and/or funding from partners to stay open and other sites remain closed. AOA is still operating in most of our usual parks, and we're working hard to be responsible public land users. We want to encourage all of you to take responsibility for YOUR public lands as well and minimize your impact when out exploring in national parks, forests, and other federal lands. See our stories for tips on how you can do your part. ...
#protectourparks #weareparks #doyourpart #lnt #publiclands #govtshutdown #nationalparks #leavenotrace #wildplaces #keepnaturewild #respectnature #exploreresponsibly
A photo with a slight tweak taken at Joshua Tree National Park. This negative caught my eye, so I thought I'd scan it and post it. Shot with Canon EOS1-N with a 15mm Fish-Eye lens using the built-in red filter. And Kodak HIE Infrared film. Hope you like it. Repost image.
, #photography #kodakhie
In between light and shadow, I feel more rhapsodic. 💓 #WHPjoyful
Golden vibes - Every day is a golden opportunity. Make the most of it. Happy Weekend World! Hopefully, everyone will have a good weekend. 🙌 #WHPunexpected
We are so happy to be having significant rain in Southern California today! It’s pouring at home and the radar shows rain in Joshua Tree, too.
We had reservations to go camp there this weekend, but because of the government shutdown, we chose to stay home.
It was a tough decision. We try to be good stewards of our parks, we follow LNT ethics everywhere we go, and we encourage those around us to do the same.
The question was difficult to answer... should we go to be a good influence on others, to clean up after those that leave a mess? Or should we stay away as so many have asked, to not strain the limited resources available to our parks? What do you think?
Seeking the sublime - Being contented 🙌🏻
Heaven and earth.
And also, if you look closely, someone who decided it was way more important to get a shot from a (dubiously) unique vantage point than to respect the barriers erected to protect this landscape from erosion. #dontdoitforthegram #exploreresponsibly
When you have awesome people that motivate and support you, now that‘s the best feeling ❤️ ** side note** This road was blocked off to cars entering and exiting 😊
Faded glory. This is Morning Glory - a once vibrantly blue hot spring at Yellowstone. Over the years, people have tossed coins and other debris into the hot spring, reducing its hot water supply and altering its color. This is an example of what can happen when we don't cherish and protect our National Lands. While the government is shutdown and parks are operating at reduced staff, we need to be even more vigilant to protect these treasures. #leavenotrace #exploreresponsibly #nationalparks #weareparks
A cholla cactus skeleton is almost more interesting than the cactus in full bloom.
Side note: If you must visit our national parks during this government shutdown, be sure to leave them better than you found them! Consider donating the uncollected fees, perhaps to @joshuatreefriends
or other agency who is working to protect and care for our public lands!
What’s more attractive than a man volunteering to help keep Joshua Tree clean? My fiancé 💖
Joshua Tree National Park will remain open, and as of January 10, all campgrounds and previously closed areas such as Rattlesnake Canyon, Keys View Road, Stirrup Tank Road, and Lost Horse Mine Road have been reopened. By using Federal Land and Recreation Enchancemet funds, additional staff have been brought back, including maintenance crews. Entrance stations will be open and staffed in order to provide safety and resource protection messages to incoming visitors, and the privately owned and operated visitor center in Joshua Tree has also reopened. While Black Rock, Cottonwood, and Oasis visitor centers remain closed, our Visitor Center/Chamber of Commerce is now restocked with maps and is open daily from 10am-4pm. Let's all continue to do our best to tread lightly, pack out everything we pack in, stay on designated roads, respect the Joshua trees, and remember dogs are not allowed on hiking trails. #ExploreResponsibly #LeaveNoTrace #StewardYourLands
Non stop rain and fog in the Valley has me dreaming of summer adventures in the mountains.
Should I keep or delete? That is the question lol
A repost from @thenorthface
, a non-profit organization dedicated to our national parks. These are wonderful words encompassing the passions we share for our outdoor spaces. Please look into the ways you can contribute to maintaining the beautiful North American wilderness. We will continue to find, develop, and share with all of you more information on how we can all contribute. #weareparks
Something a lot different for me with this 25 second exposure in the beautiful Cuyahoga valley national park.
Mt. Moran - Grand Teton National Park
A week ago I got the opportunity to spend a few days with my sisters climbing around Joshua tree national park. It was a pretty stormy day for the desert and once you reached the top of the boulders the wind up there was insanely strong. Getting this shot was almost impossible because of the balance required to stand on top but the feeling of standing up there was incredible.
2019 calls for more road trips and adventures with friends 💖
“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” - Lord Byron 📸: @charjarr #repost
Opening up your inbox on Monday. #amiright
What a way to start 2019 in Joshua Tree. I decided to join @joshuatreefriends
to help clean and maintain one of my favorite national parks. Please during the government shutdown please make sure to pack out what you pack in. Also if you would like to donate please feel free to donate toilet paper to @joshuatreefriends
thank you guys for doing what you guys are doing and welcoming me to the group 💖
Check out these three goobers. Tomfool, Goose and the Pooper. My three amigos 😅😚
We all need to do our part to protect our parks during this challenging time. Next time you go to a park, make sure to thank the folks that work there. They do a great deal behind the scenes to make our experiences amazing @nationalparkservice #publiclands #exploreresponsibly