Camp at Red Rock

Camp at Red Rock

The fire dies while the sky comes alive. Available for licensing.

Red Rock Canyon State Park, CA

Exploring the Night

Exploring the Night

A camper explores the Alabama Hills on a dark night with no moon. Shot for Lux-Pro Flashlights.

Alabama Hills, CA

The Perfect Campsite

The Perfect Campsite

What more is there to say? This spot was perfect.

Big Pine Creek Campground, California

Alabama Hills Lightning

Alabama Hills Lightning

The Alabama Hills sit near the bottom of one of the deepest and steepest valleys in the US. To the west, Mount Whitney and the Sierra Nevada tower more than 14,000 feet above sea level. Eastward, the Inyo Mountains rise nearly as high. I shot this photo during a moonless, pitch-black night as lightning storms flickered on the far side of both ranges. The lightning was far away -- so distant there was no thunder, but the Owens Valley still lit up with each flash. What a show! There is magic in these hills. Available for licensing.

Alabama Hills, CA

Way Out There

Way Out There

One dark night I went to the Alabama Hills and drove and drove until I found an isolated spot amidst some boulders -- a good place to sit and watch the stars rise. Available for licensing.

Alabama Hills, CA

The Van Life

The Van Life

I was fortunate to spend a week living the #vanlife in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Can't wait to do it again. Shot for Escape Campervans.

Tuttle Creek Campground, CA

Milky Way Prayers

Milky Way Prayers

I took this selfie while camping alongside the Lower Owens River just north of Bishop. Available for licensing.

Pleasant Valley Campground in Bishop, CA

Fall Fire on Moosehead Lake

Fall Fire on Moosehead Lake

A crackling campfire keeps my dad warm as chilly breezes bring hints of the coming winter. Available for licensing.

Moosehead Lake, Maine

Camp in The Hills

Camp in The Hills

The Alabama Hills are one of my favorite places to pitch a tent. There's nothing like making a cozy, little camp tucked up against the gnarly rock formations. It's a great spot to sit by the fire, crack open a beer and watch the stars come out. Available for licensing.

Alabama Hills, CA

Mountains in the Moonlight

Mountains in the Moonlight

A full moon casts soft light on the snowy peaks of California's Sierra Nevada. Available for licensing.

Tuttle Creek Campground, CA

Big Springs Campfire

Big Springs Campfire

Camp is where the light is. Available for licensing.

Big Springs Campground near Mammoth Lakes, CA

Heart of an Angel

Heart of an Angel

Looking up in the Eastern Sierra. Available for licensing.

Big Pine Creek Campground, California

Never Stop Looking Up

Never Stop Looking Up

Never stop looking up. The stars are where we came from; the stars are where we're going. Shot for Lux-Pro Flashlights.

Alabama Hills, CA

A Mansion Under the Stars

A Mansion Under the Stars

Camp at Big Springs in the Eastern Sierra. Available for licensing.

Big Springs Campground, CA

Too Many Stars To Fathom

Too Many Stars To Fathom

This is a 63-second exposure that I shot at Red Rock Canyon State Park in December, when only the outermost part of the Milky Way is visible here in California. Like all my photos, it's a single image. I never use HDR or Photoshop because when photographing nature, I like to keep things as natural as possible. This image is profound to me, because it shows what we often struggle to see with our eyes alone, and that is that there is far more light than darkness -- even in the blackest skies over the most remote deserts. Available for licensing.

Red Rock Canyon State Park, CA

October Sky

October Sky

A full moon rises over the Convict Lake high country in the eastern Sierra Nevada. Available for licensing.

Convict Lake, CA

Chasing Stars

Chasing Stars

I found an isolated spot in the Alabama Hills and stayed up all night watching the Milky Way move across the sky. Available for licensing.

Alabama Hills, CA