Laundry Day: A young Buddhist monk uses the Himalayan hills as a drying rack. I once spent a month documenting an old trade route through this kingdom now turned democracy that champions happiness. #travel#snowmantrek#bhutan#archive#gratitude
Beating heart: A curious bull elephant, highlighted by a soft spotlight and the glow of stars, inspects us visitors @lewa_wildlife. Unable to see us, he listened, grumbled and patiently smelled us. I could hear my heart thumping inside my chest. Detecting no threat, he made another low grumble and vanished into the blanket of night. It was one of my favorite wildlife experiences last year. I’m excited to hear from my colleagues @natgeo this week at the #photoseminar - where photographers from all over the world who have inspired me for years and continue to do so, converge to compare stories, offer insight and share ideas from our adventures. Thanks @thephotosociety and #sonyalpha@kaylalindquist for playing a huge part. #grateful#elephant#petemcbride
“Hour of the Pearl” - an expression my late grandfather used to describe the subtle light of dusk. I generally avoid photographing sunsets, but the lingering light afterwards is sometimes hard to ignore. #pacific#iphone#surf#light
Grateful to witness another lap around the sun and document the magic and challenges of our shared blue planet. While 2017 showed the ongoing global challenges we all face from the undeniable effects of climate change and national policies that took aim at the protections of our national parks and monuments, I also witnessed some amazing wonders. Seeing 500 elephants successfully relocated by @africanparksnetwork to a new park in Malawi, Africa to the Navajo Nation voting down a billion dollar development project to protect the Grand Canyon was profoundly moving and hopeful. For me personally, witnessing the solar eclipse in Wyoming was an all time magical favorite (also one of your), along with my time among friends and family. It reminded me how remarkable and rare our world really is.Thanks for all the support and likes over the year. Its an honor to share stories and snaps with you all. To a healthy and #happy2018#happynewyear#bestof2017#eclipse
Storytelling: I spent the better part of 2017 working on a film about the there there of Grand Canyon or “The High Church of the Canyon,” as some call it. In 2016 I walked the entire length of this landscape - some 750+ miles without a trail and I’m not sure what is harder - the physical journey or telling the story of this voiceless cathedral. I do know I’m looking forward to 2018 and sharing with all of you the film (trailer in bio), speaking tour with @natgeo and a book with @rizzolibooks. Thanks all for being part of it. #dustinthebloodfilm#betweeenriverandrimbook#grandcanyon#chasingrivers#wilderness#happynewyear
Fun on the other side of the lens: #sponsored by @thewoolmarkcompany. When I explore the mountains around my home to photograph or film, I’m usually behind the lens, so it was fun to experience a role reversal when #woolmark shadowed me out in the elements to test the magic of #Merinowool.