Alberta, Canada

Being able to return to Alberta was a refreshing experience. I was able to capture so many different animals and landscapes in the time I was there. Coming a month later this time it opened the opportunity to see more. Less roads are closed and less possibilities for roads to be closed due to little to no snowfall. Which it did snow on the drive into Banff National Park. Though it didn’t last long the snowballs were bigger than I’ve ever seen before. But past that the Canadian Rockies didn’t show themselves till the second day, but that didn’t stop photos from being taken in the moody weather. There were amazing canyon hikes along with just easy trails to see the smaller wildlife. Jasper National Park also offered some great views and continued the beautiful mountain ranges. I was able to photograph a lot of locations that were on my bucket-list this trip. It certainly brought more inspiration to see more landscapes and capture the amazing wildlife. The world is so big and there is so much to see. With its beauty, this should be just enough to conserve the rest of its beauty.

Big Horned Sheep

Big Horned Sheep

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Black Bear balancing act

Black Bear balancing act

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat

Big Horned Sheep

Big Horned Sheep

Grizzly Bear Privacy

Grizzly Bear Privacy

Big Horned Sheep Family

Big Horned Sheep Family

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Moose on the loose

Moose on the loose

Deer

Deer

Cow Elk

Cow Elk

Thank you for reading and I hope your inspired to go see more of nature!

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Aruba

Welcome to Aruba, I small little Island about 19mi long and 8mi wide with winds that average 18mph everyday. I was here February 10-18 of 2018 exploring and experiencing the Aruban culture and climate. One thing that stuck out most to me was the windy days combined with the heat created a great temperature to enjoy during the day. Aruba being a touristy destination has a lot to offer. You can quad around the Island, jet ski, sunset cruises, parasailing, snorkeling, you name it they probably have it. From the most northern part of the island to the most southern part of the island it is lined with hotel after hotel on the left side, and on the right it's lined with beautiful rocky scenery and a National Park. This small little island only being 6mi from Venezuela is apart of South America. Being this close to South America made me want to have an impromptu trip to Peru, but that would've been a little hard to do considering the time of year. The activities I was able to experience were the Quads, a couch type tubing in the sea, a sunset cruise, and then I watched wild Pelican's hunt for food off the beaches by the resort. This trip was filled with drama, I almost lost my drone to 25mph winds and the sea, I was thankfully able to bring it back; the wind also played a game of knocking over my camera and tripod every once and awhile. The landscape and the people were great and fun. Here are images I took from this trip!

The famous Divi Tree. This was a must have shot, I went during sunrise. Did not regret it, except this is when the wind knocked my camera and tripod over 3 times!

The famous Divi Tree. This was a must have shot, I went during sunrise. Did not regret it, except this is when the wind knocked my camera and tripod over 3 times!

The rocky coast drew my eye when I saw the waves crashing and leaking through the cracks. 

The rocky coast drew my eye when I saw the waves crashing and leaking through the cracks. 

This image from my drone is a product of 25MPH winds carrying my drone to the sea and me fighting to bring it back. 

This image from my drone is a product of 25MPH winds carrying my drone to the sea and me fighting to bring it back. 

Pelican hunting at 4pm for dinner

Pelican hunting at 4pm for dinner

Golden Hour wings

Golden Hour wings

The beautiful California Lighthouse during Sunset. With some Cacti in the foreground.

The beautiful California Lighthouse during Sunset. With some Cacti in the foreground.

Beautiful rainbow during one morning

Beautiful rainbow during one morning

What is left of the Natural Bridge. Was fortunate enough to come go here for sunrise.

What is left of the Natural Bridge. Was fortunate enough to come go here for sunrise.

Beautiful sunrise shooting through stacked rocks.

Beautiful sunrise shooting through stacked rocks.

Waves were shooting into this wall and jumping out taller than me standing on top of this. About a 10ft drop into the first level of this wave pool.

Waves were shooting into this wall and jumping out taller than me standing on top of this. About a 10ft drop into the first level of this wave pool.

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Mexico

A family trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico where iguanas, coatimundis, and beautiful stars were seen. The vacation happened late July early August. What was intended to be a week of relaxing on a beach and soaking up the sun turned into a photo adventure. Riviera Maya was the destination of our resort and we saw Tulum, Xel-Ha Park, and did a little snorkeling. 

Iguana basking in the sun. 

Coatimundi reaching for food tourists threw in the grass for the animals.

Milky Way shooting out of a beach hut during one of the warm summer nights. 

Tulum ancient mayan ruins on the coast of Mexico. 

Iguana basking in the sun in front of Tulum.

Snorkeling in Xel-Ha. 

Riviera Maya, Mexico was a great vacation with a lot of experience and for me to see another part of the world. 

"It is better to travel well than to arrive." - Buddha

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Short Trip

On Saturday November 12, 2016 my roommates and I traveled to a few spots around the Poconos Mountains in North Eastern Pennsylvania. The purpose of the trip was to get out of the apartment and go explore a little bit of the places north of Philadelphia. The spots we touched were "Hickory Run Lake", "Boulder Field", and a part of the Appalachian Trail upon the "Delaware Water Gap". We ended the night watching the stars appear at the "Delaware Water Gap" and then slowly made it down the trail. 

 

Hickory Run Lake in Hickory Run State Park during the time of the sun slowly dropping below the tree line. 

A sunlight area below the Hickory Run Lake. 

A tree growing out of the abundance of rocks in "Boulder Field" in Hickory Run State Park. Sun flare striking through the branches of the tree. 

On top of the Appalachian Trail in the "Delaware Water Gap".

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