Wednesday, September 30, 2009


It is starting to get mighty chilly in New York so here is some sun images to bring back the warmth.




Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Anyone who knows me knows my love for dogs.  A photo that I took my junior year of high school has randomly been getting a lot of attention the last few days on flickr.  It was an illustration of the saying "Hair of the Dog" it was also the first photo I ever took with a hasselblad.

RYale_-Hair of the Dog

This photo was a visualization of the saying "Hair of the Dog"

The saying goes that if you drink too much at night you should take a shot of what you drank last night in the morning to cure your hangover. The saying comes from an old legend that if you are bitten by a dog, a hair from the dog that bit you will cure you.

Here are some of my other favorite dog photographs that I've taken. 







Favor Please!

Hey everyone,

So I was hoping you could do me a favor- I found this cool photo contest about fighting global warming and unfortunately the contest has been going on for a month and I didn't know so I am late to the game. The contest is based on votes then the winners are picked from the photos in the top 20 are picked by the judges. There hasn't been much voting, so some of the top photos have only a few votes. You have to sign up to vote, but it doesn't take long. There is only one day left in the contest-tomorrow (Tuesday)- so if you could take the 5 minutes and vote I'd appreciate it! I submitted a few photos, you can vote on them all or just the ones you like!


Monday, September 28, 2009

Fly on Sunflower Study


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Land of the Ice Bears- Summer 2009

Review of Arctic Cruise

National Geographic Explorer Approaches a Glacier, Svalbard

Drift ice from a large glacier floats in front of the National Geographic Explorer in the Crossfjord, Svalbard

Landscape of the Bellsund, Svalbard

Arctic Fauna: Walrus

Monacobreen Glacier in the Fog, Svalbard

Kittiwakes flock Monacobreen, Svalbard

Kittiwakes on Iceberg at Monacobreen, Svalbard

Kittiwake on Iceberg, Svalbard

Arctic Fauna: Glaucous Gull

Polar Bear on Ice Flows, Svalbard

In the summer of 2009 I went on a cruise with National Geographic to the Arctic region of Svalbard.  It was an amazing experience that I would highly recommend.  The trip is run by Lindblad and National Geographic.  It starts in Oslo, Norway and centers around the island of Svalbard.  The images from this trip mark the start of a new series I'm working on centering around endangered and threatened species in their native habitats.  Check back for more images to come from this new project...

Details of the trip after the jump!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My world Map

A cool application that allows you to map out your world travels

visited 22 states (9.77%)
Create your own visited map of The World 


After having a flickr account for a month, I just reached a little over 10,000 views and have received countless emails asking for more details about my images and where they were taken, so I have finally started a photoblog.  This blog will feature a wide variety of images from everyday life to exotic travels.  I am currently living in New York, and am in my senior year at NYU so most of my life is centered around downtown New York.  I like taking pictures of just about everything, but I tend to be drawn towards animals and nature.  This blog will most likely, as the french say, wear many hats.  It will be a mixture of a photography blog and travel blog and a little bit of whatever I'm interested in at the moment thrown in for good measure.

At 21 years old I've been to 22 countries and can't wait to add more to the list.  This blog will follow me on future travels, and over the next few weeks I will post photos and info from previous trips I've taken, everywhere from the Arctic to Fiji.  I will post my photos from the trips and then include information and reviews on hotels and tour guides in each place.

Unfortunately right now I'm in school and can't be traveling all the time, so most of my posts will be about my travels and adventures within the city.  I will explore different parks, stores, restaurants and more and post photos and details just like my other travels.  If there is anywhere you want me to check out- a cool park, band or store let me know and my Nikon and I will check it out and report it back on the blog.  I will try to post atleast one photo everyday, so to start off the blog right here is an adorable polar bear!

Polar Bear Hunting on Ice Flows, Svalbard

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