Nature Photos

All photos are Copyright 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 or 2002 by John Farley. You may download these photos for your own personal use, but any other use requires permission.

I took this photo of a small waterfall while hiking near the edge of a ski trail on Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, VT in the summer of 1992. I also photographed a mountain scene with trees in the foreground.

Here is a picture of the harvest moon rising over Dunlap Lake in Edwardsville on the evening of the fall equinox, 2002.

In the summer of 1995, I photographed a small stream at a crossing on the Ozark Highland Trail west of Ozone, Arkansas. I also took a picture from the summit in Mt. Nebo State Park, AR.

In July, 1993, I photographed this wildflower above treeline at the Jackson Hole ski area, Teton Village, Wyoming. I also took a photo of fallen trees (from the massive fires a couple years earlier) forming a natural bridge over a small stream in front of the Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, WY.

In the summer of 2000, I had the opportunity to visit Alaska. Here is a zoomed-in video capture of Mt. McKinley (Denali) showing detail of the mountain, including an alpine glacier. I also got this nice view of the Mountain around sunset (i.e. a few minutes before midnight) - the lenticular cloud above the mountain appears to be a face looking down at it. The trip also afforted the opportunity to view marine wildlife, such as this humpback whale and these Stellar's sea lions. (All these pictures are video captures.)

In an unusual snowless Michigan December, I photographed these trees by a stream while hiking near Traverse City in 1994.

There was more than the usual amount of snow in Colorado in mid-May, 1996, when I got photos of these pine trees near the 12,000 foot level at the Loveland ski area. I also photographed this cluster of trees nearby.

Some of the best scenery can usually be found close to where you live, as illustrated by this photo overlooking the Illinois River in Pere Marquette State Park near Grafton, IL, which I took in October, 1996.

Here's another nice close-to-home photo of a wooded area near Edwardsville's Legion Golf Course after a snowfall. This looks best if you have a large screen so you can see both the trees and their shadows.

In June 1998, I had a chance to photograph Niagra Falls. Here is a photo of the American Falls and here is the Horseshoe Falls.

In the late winter of 1998, I photographed these greater scaups (diving ducks) on Dunlap Lake in Edwardsville and this bald eagle near the confluence of the Missippi and Illinois rivers in Grafton, IL. (Note: these pictures are video stills.)

Here is a photo of the Mississippi River just downstream from its source, Lake Itasca, Minnesota.

Here are two pictures of the Rio Grande Gorge (650 deep) near Taos, NM. In the first picture, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge on which I was standing is shown in the left foreground to give a sense of the depth of the gorge. In the second photo the view is toward the south, with mountains in the background.

Here is a picture of a great blue heron on Dunlap Lake in Edwardsville.

Check back. I'll be adding more photos from time to time. This page last updated September 23, 2002.

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