Mountain Photo Galleries

“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.” 

-- Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)


Newest Photos

Colorado,Crested Butte, sunset
Cedar Mesa, Utah, ruins, Ancestral Puebloan
Cedar Mesa, Citadel, Utah, ruins, Ancestral Puebloan
Natural Bridges National Monument, Sipapu Bridge, Utah, White Canyon
Dark Canyon,Utah, dusk, reflection
Arch, Utah, Green River

Here is a collection of my latest mountain and desert photos from 2015.  See my blog for even more recent photos!

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

autumn, Sneffels Range, aspen, San Juan Mountains, Colorado
sunset, San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Emerald Green, Needle mountains, San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Colorado,Engineer Mountain,San Juan Mountains,wildflowers, panorama, sunrise
Mountain goats, Weminuche Wilderness, San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Blue Lakes, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, sunrise, reflection

The San Juan Mountains, in southwest Colorado, are the most rugged and extensive mountainous region in the state - an ocean of mountains that extends as far as the eye can see. Some notable San Juan towns are Telluride and Ouray on the northern side, Silverton in the middle, Lake City to the east, and Durango and Pagosa Springs to the south...

More Colorado Rockies

Mt. Elbert, Colorado, summit, moonlight
Capitol Peak, sunset, Elk Mountains, Colorado, K2
Capitol Peak, aspens, Capitol Creek, Elk Mountains, Colorado
Great Sand Dunes, sunset, Colorado, fiery, Sangre de Cristo
Snowmass Lake, Snowmass Mountain, sunrise, alpenglow, reflection, Elk Mountains, Colorado
Maroon Bells, fourteeners, Fravert Basin, Elk Mountains, Colorado

Photos from all the other mountain ranges of Colorado, including the Elk Mountains, Sangre de Cristos, Gore Range, Front Range and Indian Peaks, Sawatch Range, Flattops, Black Canyon, and more.

Northern Rockies: Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana

Grand Teton, Mount Owen, sunset, alpenglow, Wyoming
Pyramid Peak, Glacier National Park, Montana, sunrise, reflection, Glenns Lake
Alice Lake, Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho, reflection
Mt. Timpanogos, Deer Creek Reservoir, Wasatch Range, Utah
Ladd Peak, Green River, Wind River Range, Wyoming
Sundial Peak, Wasatch Range, Utah, sunset, Lake Blanche

A collection of photos from some of the most rugged and famous mountain ranges in the United States, including the Wasatch Range in Utah, the Tetons and Wind River Range in Wyoming, Glacier National Park in Montana, and the Sawtooth Range in Idaho.

Himalaya, Nepal

Himalaya,Khumbu,Nepal,Taboche Peak
Himalaya,Khumbu,Namche Bazaar,Nepal,stars
Himalaya,Khumbu,Nepal,Tengboche, Ama Dablam, monastery
Himalaya,Kala Patthar,Khumbu,Mt. Everest,Nepal,Nuptse
Ama Dablam,Asia,Himalaya,Khumbu,Nepal, Makalu

Photos from the Khumbu (Mt. Everest) and Annapurna regions of Nepal.  These are the largest and tallest mountains in the world!

The Alps & Europe

Baita Segantini, reflection, San Martino, Dolomites, Italy
Matterhorn, winter, moonlight, Zermatt, Switzerland, Pennine
Grindelwald, Wetterhorn, moonlight, Jungfrau, Switzerland, Bernese
waterfalls, Plitvicka Jezera, Croatia
Bobotov Kuk,Dinaric Alps,Durmitor National Park,Montenegro,wildflowers
Triglav, Razor, Julian Alps, Slovenia

Alpine photos from Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Germany, and France, as well as other locations in Europe such as Croatia, Montenegro, and Turkey.


Otertind, Norway
Reine, reflection, Lofoten, Norway, Moskenesøya
Skåla, Norway, Jostedalsbreen, sunset, hut
Reine, Norway, panorama, Kjerkfjorden, Moskenesøya, Lofoten
Bunes, Lofoten, beach, Norway, Moskenesøya
Bodø, Stranda, Kjerringøy, Blåfjellet, Norway, sunset

During the summer of 2009, I devoted six weeks to photographing the amazing mountains and fjords of Norway. I traveled more than 8500 km (5300 miles), from the capital city of Oslo in the south, as far north as the Lofoten Islands and Tromsø, above the Arctic Circle.  In between I saw some of the most unique and impressive peaks in the world, often with some very dynamic weather conditions...

Andes, South America

Chalt, Monte Fitz Roy, Laguna de los Tres, Argentina, Patagonia
Cuernos del Paine, Lago Nordenskjold, Torres del Paine, Chile, Patagonia
Cerro Torre, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Argentina, Patagonia
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, Jirishanca, night, stars, tents, camp
Las Torres, Torres del Paine, Chile, moonlight
Fitz Roy, Chaltén, Patagonia, Argentina, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, panorama

The longest mountain range in the world, the Andes stretch 7,000 km (4,300 mi) through a variety of South American environments, from the glaciated equitorial high peaks of the Peruvian Cordilleras, through the barren volcanoes of the Atacama desert, the lush temperate rainforests of the Chile and Argentina's Lakes Districts, to the windswept southern towers of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego...

New Zealand

Mount Cook, New Zealand
Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand, South Island
Kea, parrot, Southern Alps, New Zealand
Mackinnon Pass, Milford Track, New Zealand
Rainforest, Milford Track, Fiordland, New Zealand
Tutoko, Darran Mountains, Hollyford, New Zealand

From October to December 2008, I spent 7 weeks in New Zealand, mostly tramping (hiking) in the mountains of the South Island during their spring season. I traveled from town to town, with no fixed itinerary, staying for about a week at a time in each place to explore the nearby mountains. The main places I based my hikes from were Mount Cook Village, Queenstown, Fox Glacier, Arthur's Pass, Wanaka, and Te Anau...

Southwest Canyons & Deserts

Page, Arizona, slot canyon, slot
Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde, cliff dwellings, Ancestral Puebloans, Colorado
Grand Gulch, kiva, Utah, moonlight
Capitol Reef,Cathedral Valley,Utah
slot canyon, Zebra, Escalante National Monument, Utah
Kiva, interior, Grand Gulch, Utah

Photos from the incomparable deserts and canyons of Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and California.

Islands and Beaches of Thailand

Ko Kradan, Thailand, Andaman Sea, boat, beach
Railay, Thailand, Andaman Sea, beach
Railay, Thailand, lightning, Andaman Sea, beach
Ko Kradan, Thailand, Andaman Sea, cloud
Thailand, Tup Island, Andaman Sea, beach, Ao Nang
Ko Kradan, Thailand, Andaman Sea, beach

Photos from the tropical islands and beaches along the Southern Andaman Sea in Thailand.

Sierras & California

Sawtooth Peak, sunset, Sequoia National Park, Sierra Nevada, California
Bristlecone, Pine, White Mountains, California
Avalon, Catalina Island, California, sunset
Catalina Island, California, Blackjack, sunset, Pacific Ocean
Racetrack, Death Valley, California, National Park, moon
lunar eclipse, downtown, San Diego, California

A somewhat random assortment of photos from the great state of California, including the mighty Sierra Nevada range, Death Valley National Park, Catalina Island, and the Anza Borrego Desert.

Mountains in Black & White

Matterhorn, winter, moonlight, Zermatt, Switzerland
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, Yerupaja, glaciers
reflection, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Tutoko, Darran Mountains, Hollyford, New Zealand
Snow shadows, Red Mountain Pass, Colorado
Dolomites, Italy

These black and white mountain photos make elegant prints that give a different feel to a room than my color prints do.  One nice advantage of the black & white prints is that they still look good even under very dim lighting conditions, due to their contrasty monochrome tones.

Snowboarding & Skiing

skiing, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, December
skiing, backcountry, San Juans, Colorado
Colorado,Red Mountain Pass,San Juan Mountains, snowboarding
Engelberg, Switzerland, snowboarding, powder
skiing, powder, May, San Juan Mountains, Colorado
snowboarding, Loveland Pass, Front Range, Colorado

Backcountry skiing and snowboarding photos from Colorado, Wyoming, Switzerland, Argentina, and more.

The galleries above showcase selected collections of my favorite mountain photos, but these are just a portion of the photos you can find on this website.  Many more photos can be found grouped by subject in the search archives.