06
Mar

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 160iso, f8, 30 seconds, Manual
Twin lightning bolts strike in Glendale, AZ as viewed from my backyard during a summer monsoon storm.

Been so crazy busy lately I haven’t had time to finish the final two categories in my Best of 2017 blog posts. Here are my favorite scenery/nature photos of the year.  All photos are available for purchase!

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 125iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority   BUY PRINT
A bald eagle flies low over Saguaro Lake near Apache Junction, AZ.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority  BUY PRINT
A pack of javelinas feed along the shoreline of Saguaro Lake.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/320th, Aperture Priority  BUY PRINT
General view of storm clouds while attempting to chase tornados in the plains of Kansas and Oklahoma.

  Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/100th, Aperture Priority  BUY PRINT
General view of storm clouds while attempting to chase tornados in the plains of Kansas and Oklahoma.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/200th, Aperture Priority  BUY PRINT
General view of storm clouds while attempting to chase tornados in the plains of Kansas and Oklahoma.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Aperture Priority  BUY PRINT
General view of storm clouds while attempting to chase tornados in the plains of Kansas and Oklahoma.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/100th, Aperture Priority  BUY PRINT
General view of storm clouds while attempting to chase tornados in the plains of Kansas and Oklahoma.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1.3 seconds, Aperture Priority  BUY PRINT
The sun set lit with beautiful pastel colors as lightning strikes in the desert during a storm chase near the Mexico border.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/6th, Aperture Priority  BUY PRINT
Rain falls over the desert as the sun sets during a summer storm near Mayer, AZ.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/30th, Aperture Priority  BUY PRINT
An angry looking storm churns in southern Arizona as viewed from the Marsh Station overpass on Interstate 10.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 200iso, f5, 1/500th, Aperture Priority  BUY PRINT
Aerial view looking down the empty Strip of Las Vegas Blvd during a morning taking off from the Las Vegas airport.

Canon 1Dx mk2 300mm, 100iso, f4, 1/160th, Aperture Priority  BUY PRINT
General view of clouds lit red by the setting sun as storms building over the Arizona desert.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f5.6, 30 seconds, Manual  BUY PRINT
A haboob dust storm makes its way towards the Ahwatukee foothills as viewed from the top of South Mountain near Phoenix, AZ.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 30 seconds, Manual  BUY PRINT
A haboob dust storm takes over the Ahwatukee foothills as viewed from the top of South Mountain near Phoenix, AZ.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f14, 15 seconds, Manual  BUY PRINT
Lightning strikes near Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix during the summer monsoons.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f16, 30 seconds, Manual  BUY PRINT
Lightning creeps across the sky behind the Air Traffic Control tower of Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix during the summer monsoons.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 200iso, f4, 1/25th, Aperture Priority  BUY PRINT
Lightning streaks across the sky over the Arizona desert near Wickenburg, AZ.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f14, 1/13th, Aperture Priority  BUY PRINT
The sun sets over the Arizona desert as cars drive on State highway 74 near Lake Pleasant.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 5000iso, f7.1, 1/4000th, Manual  BUY PRINT

An American Eagle CRJ-700 hey on its way to Flagstaff goes through the full moon.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 50iso, f32, 1/8000th, Manual  BUY PRINT

Southwest flight #2078 heading to Milwaukee cuts through the sun and as it exited the heatwaves seemingly connecting the two objects 93 million miles apart.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 320iso, f4, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority  BUY PRINT
A plane lands at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport as the setting sun gleams off the aircrafts vertical stabilizer.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1000iso, f7.1, 1/2500th, Manual  BUY PRINT

The moon blocks the sun seconds before totality producing the “diamond ring” effect during the total solar eclipse as viewed from Missouri.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/500th, Aperture Priority  BUY PRINT
General view of a total solar eclipse during totality as viewed from a graveyard cemetery in the town of Sainte Genevieve, Missouri.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1000iso, f7.1, 1/800th, Manual  BUY PRINT

Solar flares are visible during totality of the total solar eclipse.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1600iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual  BUY PRINT

The sun pokes out from behind the moon as the total solar eclipse comes out of totality.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 160iso, f8, 30 seconds, Manual  BUY PRINT
Twin lightning bolts strike in Glendale, AZ as viewed from my backyard during a summer monsoon storm.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f4, 30 seconds, Manual  BUY PRINT
The full moon is blocked by clouds as lighting strikes the desert near Lake Pleasant during a productive evening of storm chasing.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f4.5, 30 seconds, Manual  BUY PRINT
Lighting strikes over Lake Pleasant during a productive evening of storm chasing.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f6.3, 30 seconds, Manual  BUY PRINT
A thick layer of dust is visible along the horizon as lighting strikes near Yuma, AZ.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/125th, Aperture Priority  BUY PRINT
Aerial view from my window seat of downtown Philadelphia, PA.

One final Best of 2017 blog to go, my best Crash and Burn photos!


 
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