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Top 10 Landscape and Nature Photos of 2017

December 31, 2017  •  2 Comments

The best part of being a photographer is visiting beautiful places and sharing that beauty with others. Photographer Mark Denman put it well: "God creates the beauty. My camera and I are a witness."  But selecting the best photos of the year is daunting, challenging, exasperating, and fun.  It is a valuable exercise to look through my photos to identify those that are exemplary. But it is frustrating and much like being forced to choose a favorite child. Thanks to friends and family who helped me narrow them down!

"The Cathedral" on the Na Pali Coast of Kauai'i. A doors-off helicopter flight was a beautiful part of our 30th Anniversary Hawai'i vacation! 

The CathedralThe Cathedral

Lava pours into the water from the coast of the Big Island in Hawai'i.

Lava CandlesLava Candles

An ocean-weathered tree is the foreground of this beach sunset:

Hawaiian SunsetHawaiian Sunset

Hoarfrost covers a spider web in the Smoky Mountains.

Frosty WebFrosty Web

Japanese Maples and Bald Cypress trees color the autumn landscape at Gibbs Gardens.

Gibbs Gardens StreamGibbs Gardens Stream

Sandhill Cranes descend on Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge.

Sandhill Cranes descendingSandhill Cranes descending

A long exposure blurs the waves on this rocky Hawaiian beach.

Dark Rocky BeachDark Rocky Beach

Looking Glass Falls near Brevard, North Carolina.

Looking Glass FallsLooking Glass Falls

Morning Fog covers the valleys of the Smoky Mountains.

Tectonic LayersTectonic Layers

Fog and Hoarfrost on Sparks Lane in Cades Cove

Frosty Morning on Sparks LaneFrosty Morning on Sparks Lane


Comments

Richard Wong(non-registered)
Great work, Thomas. That hoar frost on the spider web is something I've never seen before. Awesome.
Sean Smith(non-registered)
Amazing photographs!
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