I hope everyone had a great holiday season and I always wish everyone a healthy and prosperous new year. As most of you know as I prepare for the next year, I always take some time to reflect upon my photography from the previous year and my goals. My goal from last year was to capture more images in 2021 than I did in 2020. In retrospect, I captured about the same number, so I didn’t quite hit my goal, but I feel like the photographs I did capture were more diverse than previous years. This is something I’m always striving for.
Also, all the images from 2020 on my website can be viewed: Images from 2021.
My yearly disclaimer: As with every year, with each selection I consider the technical and aesthetic aspects, but also if they hold any special memory or meaning for me. The following images are in no particular order.
A small tarn near Thunder Lake deep in the backcountry of the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. I camped here with my daughter for 2 incredible nights and were greeted with this scene at sunrise.
I had hoped to create more images in 2021 and I certainly kept that promise, in wildlife images. I came across a few baby critters throughout my travels. This little bunny was nestled in the forest near Swiftcurrent Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana.
Near where the bunny was nestled, this scene was just a few feet away. I captured this image on a beautiful July morning, a near perfect reflection.
Sunlight glows behind the clouds as a storm rolls through the Sandhills of central Nebraska.
Forest Fires from the west created perfect conditions for a beautiful sunrise over Twin Lakes near Leadville, Colorado. I spent two days exploring the shores looking for the perfect composition.
A waterfall near Swiftcurrent Lake in Glacier National Park glows with warm hues from the rising sun.
Captured near a small lake in eastern Nebraska this monarch butterfly was sunning its wings on a warm late summer day.
Two bighorn sheep kids butt heads playfully on a butte in Badlands National Park, South Dakota. I captured this scene on a July afternoon. For quite a time I put the camera down and simply watched these kids play. Sometimes its better to just take it all in.
While kayaking I found this little duckling snuggling up to mother. I wasn’t expecting this scene. It always pays to keep your camera close at all times!
I captured my last image while watching this magnificent eagle fishing in a lake in Nebraska. I was thrilled to be able to capture him with his dinner.