My Top 5 mountain photos of 2020

Foggy Buffalo River

Ozarks, Nantahala Mountains don't disappoint

I think we can all agree: It's been the weirdest of years, with much of the nation on lockdown for most of the spring. But I was able to make a couple of trips to mountainous regions to gather new photos from my online print gallery.

Here are my Top 5 images from those trips:

  1. Milky Way Over Boxley Valley — This one is likely to remain one of my top images ever!
  2. Nantahala Haze — I love a good black-and-white photo, and there's just something about the layering in this beautiful mountain overlook that enthralls me.
  3. Foggy Buffalo River (above) — This was taken the first morning of my trip to the Buffalo National River in the Arkansas Ozarks, and it set the stage for a wonderful three days of shooting.
  4. Whiteoak Creek Waterfall — This is a waterfall I first saw in 2019 but didn't shoot because the conditions weren't right. So when I returned to the Nantahala Mountains last month, I made sure to carve out some time in the early morning to get the shot — and it was worth the drive!
  5. Nantahala Contrast — My wife and I were hiking to the top of Siler Bald one morning in June when I looked back through the fog and saw the wonderful shapes of the tree trunks and leaves. I immediately unshouldered my backpack and captured this wonderful image!
Covid-19 continues to dominate the news cycles — and has at least temporarily sidelined my travels with Bassmaster — but I'm already planning on getting out in the swamps of my native Louisiana to produce more new photos.

I can't wait to share them with you!