Picture of the Month

May 2008




Pictograph of Hands, Meander Canyon, Colorado River

Canyonlands National Park, UTAH


A simple picture.  But these outlined hands on a sandstone overhang had a powerful effect on me, a direct link to a man or woman from as much as a thousand years ago. This hand-outline technique has been used all over the world, but this was the first time I had ever seen one for myself - and I found the experience deeply moving. 

The irony is not lost on me, of course, that in taking a digital picture of this ancient image and sharing it with people around the world, I am just a part of the continuity of human communication, from its most basic to its most sophisticated - for now.


colorado river

Sunrise on Colorado River, Meander Canyon


Nikon D300 Digital camera, with Nikkor 18-200 lens

Life, Color, Drama, Reality .... No Digital Manipulation



To see my most recent wildlife images - of the endangered Marine Otter from Chile - go here.


Kevin was recently interviewed on the links between conservation and photography by the ICCF  (Int. Conservation Caucus Foundation)

You can see the interview HERE.


PHOTO TOURS 2008:  Kevin will only be leading two photo expeditions this coming year.  First will be with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic to Greenland in September : see here for more information.

In late October, Kevin will be aboard the National Geographic Endeavour on a voyage to magical South Georgia Island.  With a full week on South Georgia and three days in the Falklands, it will be a trip not to be missed.  Joining Kevin on board will be photographer Flip Nicklin, writer Kim Heacox and Photo Expedition leaders Jack and Rikki Swenson.  For more information, go here ---  or contact me with questions. 

To see some of Kevin's previous photos of South Georgia, visit here. 



Review a previous Picture of the Month:

Zion Park, 4/2008

Marine Otters, 3/2008

Mt. Hood Sunset, 2/2008

Mountain-Biking, 1/2008

Tent Bats, 12/2007

Nunbird, 11/2007

Alaskan Otters, 10/2007

Amazon Dolphin, 8/2007

Madagascar #2, 6/2007

Baja California, 5/2007

Pelicans, 3/2007

Darien Gap, 2/2007

Grey Whale Calf, 1/2007

Galapagos Sea Lion, 12/2006

Rockhoppers, 11/2006

Hummingbird, 10/2006

Madagascar, 9/2006

Whales, 7/2006

Sea Lions, 5/2006

Tiger, 4/2006

Jaguar, 2/2006

South Georgia, 12/2005

New Generation, 11/2005

Childhood, 9/2005

Penguins, 8/2005

Sea Palms, 7/2005

Aster Flower, 6/2005

Siskiyou Mountains, 5/2005

Humpback Whales, 4/2005

Christo GATES , 3/2005

Eucalyptus Leaves, 2/2005

Alaskan Aurora, 1/2005

Nesting Turtle, 12/2004

Autumn Berries, 10/2004

Costa Rica, 3/2004

Aurora Borealis, 10/2003

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