With a face like old man winter himself, this red fox was making the best of a rare opportunity. With food sparse in the winter months, wildlife need to make their living wherever they can. This elk, possibly brought down by wolves, proved too great to resist. Photographed in the backcountry near the Lamar Valley.
The snowy Sierra’s were only miles away, but who cares when you can get a tan and board the 300 foot sand dunes of Death Valley National Park.
It’s the perfect season to be in Death Valley. Contrary to it’s name, the landscape is blossoming with wildflowers, the temperatures are in the low 70′s and a cool breeze blows through this normally arid and barren landscape. The photo below is from Badwater Basin, where salt rises up out of the earth, splitting and shaping an otherworldly-looking formation.
I spent the last couple days dive-training and photographing off the coast of California on Catalina Island. The water is a cold 51 degrees, but thanks to a dry suit and some insulating fleece, I hardly felt a thing. Below is the iconic Garibaldi swimming amongst the kelp forest.