Wouldn't it be great to make a living as a photographer who focuses primarily on national parks? That's Ian Shive's life these days. If you recall, he recently published a book of some of his park images.
In the book's 200 pages Mr. Shive takes us through the national parks on a journey that, while not entirely inclusive of the 391 units, is one that captures both many of the traditional, and many of the non-traditional, images that are there if you look hard enough. One of the more unusual shots is of a scorpion at Big Bend National Park that glows green under a UV black light used by researchers to locate these arthropods. One of the more peaceful shots is that of the snow-shrouded Yosemite Chapel in Yosemite National Park.
How does he go about capturing such images? This short video, shot in Glacier National Park, provides more insight into his work in the parks. It definitely makes one envious.