I think the time has come for my first retrospective. These photos are incredibly special to me. I was blown away by the sheer magnitude of natural beauty out there in the U.S. I was also delighted by the amazing people I encountered, either in person or from a distance. I’m extremely lucky to have visited these extraordinary places. Some of the photos below you might have seen in previous posts, others are new; they’re all a little slice of “Americana” (and one or two from Canada just to be polite)
This beautiful sunset was taken from the deck of the Alaska State Ferry on my way back. It was so incredible most of the crew was out on deck taking pictures too, they said it was one of the most beautiful sunsets they had seen all summer.
I’m driving along on Vancouver Island looking for a hotel when I see this sign. My first thought was wow they’re sold out on like a Tuesday in October, that’s weird. Then I looked at the sign and thought, hhmmmm that deer looks so real, followed by the thought, oh it is real.
Two awesome DJ's rocking an afternoon dance party in Montreal
At the visitor center in Fargo, North Dakota in front of the wood chipper from the movie, they even give you the hat to wear.
Faded grandeur, in old western towns, how I love it!
July 4th in Cody, Wyoming. Three little girls under a sheet in their radio flyer.
Beaver Pond in Yellowstone National Park
A bucking bronco at the Cody Stampede
A bison relaxing by the side of the road
A beautiful hike led us to the top of this amazing mountain and a secluded glacial lake.
Driving up the Alaska Highway, I spotted a moose in a huge pond on the side of the road. It was a fantastic experience!
Walking across the Arctic tundra was one of the most memorable things I did on the entire trip. Dead Horse Camp is in the background.
Denali National Park
Seeing a Kodiak bear on Kodiak Island this close up is something I'll never forget
An Alaskan rainbow over the open winlderness
A majestic caribou at the animal rescue center near Girdwood
An American Bald Eagle, they're just the most regale birds in existence
Yosemite National Park