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Photography
Sunset View of West Tucson, Arizona
Sunset View of West Tucson, Arizona

A view of West Tucson, Arizona, from Javelina Rocks at Saguaro National Park (East)

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Organ Pipe National Monument and the Story of Park Ranger Kris Eggle
Organ Pipe National Monument and the Story of Park Ranger Kris Eggle

At the entrance to Victoria Mine2.85 miles from the US – Mexican border On August 9, 2002, near this area, 28-year-old Park Ranger Kristopher William Eggle along with a group US Border Patrol Agents were attempting to apprehend two armed men fleeing the Mexican authorities by crossing into the Organ Pipe National Monument. One suspect […]

Gaunt Statues of the Sonoran Desert
Gaunt Statues of the Sonoran Desert

“They stood alone and heralded the dawn;Gaunt shadowsEtched upon a rimThat tore the jagged edge of day. They stood like phantoms grim,Within a world alone,Upon a lonely way. With muzzles pointed toward the stars now dimIn dawn’s first undertone,They filled the sleeping skyWith eerie wails. Each dismal cryCame drifting on the winds, Borne through the […]

Tecopa Hot Springs and the History of the Pauite People
Tecopa Hot Springs and the History of the Pauite People

A hot spring oasis near Death Valley, fed by the elusive Amargosa River. (Amargosa, Spanish for bitter.) This land was inhabited by the nomadic Paiute people, who lived in the desert climate of the Colorado Basin to Southern California, and Northern Arizona. The Paiute people had first made contact with Spanish explorers in 1776 while […]

A View of Southern Death Valley
A View of Southern Death Valley
Wasteland Weekend 2018
Wasteland Weekend 2018

This Wasteland Weekend was not my first, but I had a lot of firsts at Wasteland 2018. This was the first year I was on “build crew.” It was very cool seeing the land turn from a nothing desert to a vibrant city from some uncertain future. I had a great time helping and learning […]

A Hike through Mormon Rocks
A Hike through Mormon Rocks

As a kid, I would often stare out the window, admiring the vast landscape. Often we’d be driving on Highway 138 through the Cajon Pass and I would see these amazing rocks jetting out of the earth. Pocketed with holes, I would imagine Native Americans hiding pottery and other treasures in the thousands of possible […]

Long Beach, California, 2018 Haute Dog Howloween Parade and Costume Contest
Long Beach, California, 2018 Haute Dog Howloween Parade and Costume Contest

Every year, I try to make it out to the annual Haute Dog Howloween Parade in Long Beach, CA. People from all over to show off their pups and to dress up for a chance to be silly and walk down the red carpet.  I love coming out and seeing the community of puppies and […]

Long Beach Pride Parade – 2018
Long Beach Pride Parade - 2018

A few photographs from 2018’s Long Beach Pride Parade.  

Yatu cactus, Arikok National Park, Aruba
Yatu cactus, Arikok National Park, Aruba

Yatu cactus, Arikok National Park, Aruba #aruba #visitaruba #jit4aruba #arubaonehappyisland #discoveraruba #Caribbean #onehappyisland #arikok #arikoknationalpark #yatu #yatucactus #hikearuba #sunrisehike #whyamiawake #firstlight

Watapana, Arikok National Park, Aruba
Watapana, Arikok National Park, Aruba

High up for sunrise in Arikok National Park, Aruba. This life-sized bonsai bush is the native Watapana. Thanks to the strong and always present trade winds, the watapana trees on the island all grow pointing the same direction. For this same reason, the hotels on the island are built along the leeward coast where the […]

Sailing, West Coast, Aruba
Sailing, West Coast, Aruba

West Coast, Aruba. #aruba #visitaruba #jit4aruba #arubaonehappyisland #discoveraruba #Caribbean #onehappyisland #arashibeach #bocacatalina

Carnaval, Aruba
Carnaval, Aruba

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

Carnaval, Aruba
Carnaval, Aruba

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

Carnaval, Aruba
Carnaval, Aruba

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

Carnaval, Aruba
Carnaval, Aruba

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

Carnaval, Aruba
Carnaval, Aruba

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

Carnaval, Aruba
Carnaval, Aruba

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnivalaruba

Carnaval, Aruba
Carnaval, Aruba

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba

Moon Hike , Araki National Park
Moon Hike , Araki National Park

Sunrise on Aruba, loving the desert fauna. #aruba #hikearuba #jit4aruba

Arikok National Park, Aruba
Arikok National Park, Aruba

Sunrise hike to the tallest point in Aruba, Jamanota, a hill located in the Arikok National Park, 620ft above sea level. #aruba #hikearuba #jit4aruba

China Man Date Ranch, Death Valley

From my time in Death Valley Last week. #deathvalley #chinamanranch #chinaranch #desertsunset #tecopa

2017 Top Nine (According to You!)
2017 Top Nine (According to You!)

What a great year last year was. Hawaii to NY and everywhere in between. Thank you to my IG followers and the photojournalism community. 💕 Next year is going to be 💥