It was kind of a crazy day at Bryce Canyon. This snow was about the 4th different time it had snowed on us this day. 5 minutes after I took this picture, the storm was nowhere to be seen and the snow was all melted. It pays off to be at the right spot at the right time.
"...happiness came from adventure and the desire to find something [that] helped her see everything beautiful in the world," shares @snapdragonseeks
on how she was feeling when heading to Utah's Zion National Park. "...my heart wants to burst in anticipation." Photo: @thewildiscalling
:: What phrase best sums up how you feel in anticipation of adventure? Let us know in the comments, #outdoorwomen
A girl and her dog explore the Beaver Dam Mountains in Southern Utah. See more at:
And so it begins. Outside of @tonygman89
, there is nothing I love more than going on a adventure. From the subtle treasures found in my backyard to the awe inspiring views atop unyielding mountains, I live for it all. For as long as I can remember, my biggest dream above all else, was to break out of my small town. Not to say that I hated my small town, never. I love my home and it’s shaped who I am, but I feel such an incredible joy by visiting new. Growing up, while some collected coins or cards, I collected trips. I have a whole folder of @natgeo
articles and other magazine clippings. Today, they still motivate me.
While the snowmegedon charged across Minnesota, Tony and I excitedly planned our next adventure. I cannot wait to hike incredible trails in some of America’s most beautiful National Parks. Utah, we’re coming for ya!
#visitUtah #optoutside #redrocks #Utah #hiking #thegreatoutdoors #adventuregram #nature #bestnatureshot #wildernessculture #liveauthentic #wanderlust #candidearth #exploremore #getoutside #neverstopexploring #utahcollective #takemebackpacking #trail #ihike #redrocks #beautiful #utahhiking #nationalparks
Fave place with one of my fave humans ✌🏼
Each time I make a visit to Mesa Arch those darn clouds roll in. A year ago I visited this place in hopes to capture a beautiful sunrise. Instead I was greeted with gusts of wind. My face felt like it was going to get sandblasted off with dirt & hail. The weather was wild that morning. I remember sitting in the trail parking lot looking outside the car window thinking how creepy it looked out there👀 We got there before anyone else, it seemed so dark. Eventually another person showed up as we were getting ready to hit the trail. This guy was a total shark. He had no consideration to share the view. He’s probably in a majority of my images because he refused to move. Smh. I have yet to see a beautiful sunrise here✨☀️💥
We told Mom it was a short hike out to Morning Glory Arch... She didn’t think so and about killed both of us. 🤷🏼♂️
I could spend weeks exploring this park. I’m looking forward to touring the entire White Rim Road someday!
The universe is undeniably beautiful💫 Feeling super inspired by everyone’s night images! I remember learning the process of night photography, it requires sooo much patience. It took me awhile to get the hang of it, even now I still struggle with it. I have a feeling my night photography is a bit rusty🧐
When I share an image with you, I’m sharing a bit of myself. When I am shooting and editing I put all my effort and soul into each image. I’m very particular about what I share and the entire vibe of the image. My focus isn’t to gain popularity but to share a bit of magic. I want to share how I see the world. I want people to see that despite all the chaos in the world we do live in a beautiful place. I hope that my images shed some magic on your day and you stop to take a moment & see that there is beauty in everything. You just have to pay attention. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Last night I watched ODESZAs livestream performance at Coachella. All I can say is PURE MAGIC! Their performance gave me so much feels😭 This is where I harness some of my magic. Their music is something else. It reminds me of being on road among the Southwest. Each song takes me back to a different period of my travels that’s filled with carefree happiness. Those are the moments I live for. I’ve watched countless sunsets, slept under the stars & felt like I was going to melt in the desert sun. This is when I feel my true self.
It felt good to be in the mountains tonight. Even if it was only for work.
Stoked to see this thing evolve over the next 12 months in preparation for Easter Jeep Safari 2019! I’m thinking lockers, winch, CB radio...
Bowtie Arch & Corona Arch
I actually have a mellow weekend. Kinda strange. Im thinking about giving my website a facelift. My intentions with photography have changed since this past fall. As I keep mentioning I want to create for myself. I am not interested in portrait sessions or selling prints. It seems like I’ve chased that idea down for awhile.
My website is geared towards sharing past clientele and publications I’ve worked with and selling myself. I’d like it to have a more sleek and minimalist vibe to it. The thought of a website facelift sounds like a load of work. I may just have to enjoy my weekend of mellow vibes and take on my website during the work week🤔 // #WhatDoIDoWithAllThisTime
Drooling over this viewww! I always enjoy being cliffside and hearing the wind howling through my ears. Views like this make you realize how little you really are and how small things aren’t important. Live in the moment and enjoy your weekend.✨✨
Figured I’d share some more badass Jeep Safari photos!
I just can’t get over these breathtaking views!
Busy morning. I really need to catch up on some editing😭 Happy Tuesday✨
Looking for my lucky clover but all I see are tiny bubbles. ;)
Remember our two roans from yesterday? This is the moment that caused the mock fight. I tell you... stay away from gossip and fake news. No good will come of it. It even makes horses fight. 😉
These two colts remind me a lot of my two cats rough housing. Only a lot bigger. And with hooves. In the wild. 😂
Be a pineapple; stand tall, be sweet and wear a crown. Can’t ask for much more than that! 🍍👑 #livethenekterlife
This spot is one of my favorite overlooks of the Colorado, especially since there’s never anyone else out here ✌🏼
Jeepin’ around Moab! We did 3D, Day Canyon Point, and Copper Ridge with the Jeep Safari this year!
Easy like Sunday morning 🎶❤️🎶
I know this photo makes it look like the desert is heating up but before Easter it was still down-vest weather in windy Moab. I've read that the branches of these cedar trees twist from the pressure of the wind, ultimately making the trunks and branches much stronger than if they had grown straight. I love the way this graceful tree keeps watch over this iconic location and adds a little touch of green to the desert landscape.
f/13, ISO 100, 1/125 sec., 32mm, Singh-Ray circular polarizer
Driving along the Colorado River toward Moab on Potash Road, I was treated to this view of the rising Gibbous moon just before Easter. I love the way the red rock appears to have been putty in the hands of the great sculptor, who carved off big chunks with a sharp bladed knife.
I took some creative license with this image, which is a composite photo made from two images. The moon was actually lower in the sky, next to a straight slab of red rock which wasn't very interesting. With steep cliffs on either side and a busy road, there weren't any options for me to move to a more optimum location so I took a wider angle shot of the top of the cliff and combined the photos. Enjoy! Sony a6300, Sony 100-400mm lens, 1.4x teleconverter. Moon: f/8, ISO 100, 1/400 sec., 700mm; Red Rock: f/6.3, ISO 100, 1/400 sec., 210mm.