Sunrise striking the tip of Denali, the tallest peak in North America. Denali National Park, Alaska.
The steep slopes of Hatchers Pass lit up by a red sunset. A few minutes after this photo was taken a team of about 40 nordic skiiers began to make their way up the mountain for one more lap. Hatchers Pass, Alaska.
The wide expanse of valley on the side of the road wasn't hard to miss, but it wasn't until we pulled over and walked nearer did we truly see its size. By chance we arrived as the sun was just creeping over the mountains and we were rewarded with this stunning vista. Matanuska River, Alaska.
The crack of dawn
A flash of red as the sun rises on the distant horizon before slipping behind the clouds. Wollongong, Australia.
As the sky cleared
Wet and windy weather until late afternoon kept the tourists back, but I took a gamble and got this view all to myself in a rare window of clear sky. Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, Australia.
A little slice of heaven from Tasmania's east coast. Hands down the most beautiful beach I've seen. Wineglass Bay, Australia.
Waiting on the sun
Sometimes you wake up and find yourself somewhere breathtaking. After a long night of driving on sketchy icy roads it was a dream to wake up to this magical place. Seward, Alaska.
It's a chilly morning (-35℃!) and I was starting the pre-driving ritual of heating the car and scraping ice from the windows. Movement through the trees causes me to dig my camera out and I scramble to swap to a longer lens. Further down the road a fox bursts through the tree line. As I pull my camera up the fox stops and looks straight at me for a moment before continuing into the trees. Gone in an instant.
The warm glow was quite deceiving from inside the house. Even layered up the cold air would take my breath away. Still it was worth being outside and watching as the 'burbs started to stir. Anchorage, Alaska.
Burning stubble on the turn of the season. Wimmera Plain, Australia.
A brief lapse in the rain cleared the valley below Federation Peak to reveal this vista. A moment we'd waited 2 days in a tent for!
Glowing larvae of the fungus gnat tending the pearly threads it calls home.