Ian Shive’s image of the sun rising over a snowy forest in the Flathead region of Northwest Montana made the Winter 2008 cover of Big Sky Journal magazine. The magazine is the premiere publication of the Rocky Mountain region highlighting the culture, lifestyle and stories that making living in the rockies so amazing. Coming full circle, Big Sky Journal was one of the earliest publications to take note of Shive’s photography during his college days at Montana State University in Bozeman.
Glacier National Park, Montana
A quiet ride tonight along the lake, I stopped to take in this view.
The glacier-blue waters of Avalanche Lake rush down through the rock walls towards McDonald Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana.
Below is a new effort to bring video to the web and dig a little deeper with photography. I hope that you’ll enjoy this – any comments, ideas or suggestions I’d totally welcome.
An epic place to swim and photograph, the Boiling River is a gurgling, hot steaming channel of water that boils up from under the Yellowstone caldera and onto the surface where it merges with the Gardner River.
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.
Visiting Yosemite Valley in mid-winter is like leaving California and going to a place with it’s own weather, culture and society. Inside this snow globe village is a tiny chapel – a sentinel among the endless height of the granite spires and cathedral-like walls that embrace the valley from all sides.