travel & nature photographs, stock images, fine art prints
Welcome to nature photography as seen through the eyes of Doug Remien. With this collection of fine art prints and stock photography you're sure to find the perfect image. Learn about his story and techniques, but most importantly view his photo galleries. Enjoy your visit!
- Bass Harbor Marsh, Acadia National Park, Maine
There are few places I enjoy more than autumn in Acadia National Park. For such an intimate park, the photographic options are boundless. This scene from Bass Harbor Marsh is a perfect example. Though off the beaten tourist path, the image is no less emblematic for what Acadia is all about.
- Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Positioned at the bottom of a slot canyon chamber, I angled my camera upward and utilized a panorama format to accentuate the narrowness of the canyon. This particular view is from Upper Antelope Canyon just outside of Page, Arizona.
- Acadia National Park, Maine
I don't often previsualize a photograph. However, upon my first visit to Acadia National Park, I was looking for an image to represent the myriad of autumn colors. Eliot Porter showed the world how to capture the intimate landscape; this photograph is my tribute to his genius. Like paint splashed across an artist's palette; this was my October palette.
- Arches National Park, Utah
Depicted on Utah license plates for decades, Delicate Arch could never be mistaken as an obscure landmark. But despite its popularity it is still a wonderful place to visit, providing you're a winter traveler.
- Babler State Park, Missouri
As winter fades, the spring air breathes life into the dormant landscape; this is always the season for renewal. And now, with changes in my life sending me along a new path, renewal was upon me as well. Perhaps this is why I was drawn to this magnificent oak. I loved how its mighty branches reached outward for the energy from the sun; nourishment without which growth would prove impossible.
- Wupatki National Monument, Arizona
Built and occupied during the 1,100s, the Wupatki pueblo was eventually abandoned due to volcanic activity from the nearby Sunset Crater Volcano.
- Autumn River, Adirondack Mountains
Rivers can sometimes provide enough clearing in the forest to allow light to penetrate an otherwise dark forest canopy. Trees situated along the river's edge get extra light, and in autumn, better color. Located across the river, I took advantage of these circumstances to photograph an autumn forest as the river flowed by.
- Arches National Park, Utah
In 1968 Edward Abbey published his controversial book, "Desert Solitaire". A staunch environmentalist, he was often wary of the dichotomous rolls the National Park Service had to play. That is, balancing the public's need to experience nature, against nature's need to be protected from the public. Though Mr. Abbey may have disagreed, it's my view Arches National Park has achieved such a balance.
- Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
If it's possible for Bryce Canyon to be more beautiful than usual, a fresh blanket of winter snow will do it. The contrast between the snow and red rock accentuate the texture of the sandstone hoodoos. Of course pleasing sunrise light also goes a long way in enriching the red hues of the canyon.
- Coyote Buttes, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona
Every subject, regardless of nature, is enhanced with the quality of light. This is never truer than with photography. Here, at the Second Wave in the Coyote Buttes area of Arizona, I've utilized this maxim to capture my subject in the peak light of sunset.
- Autumn Maple, Babler State Park, Missouri
To the collectors and friends who have followed my career, my love for autumn maples has long been understood. For the uninitiated, this image aims to communicate such. The orange leaves of this majestic sugar maple screamed to its viewers, "Look at me, I'm special"! Special indeed. What better way to highlight its beauty than to isolate itself against an otherwise quiet background.
- Monument Valley Tribal Park, Arizona
This iconic vista made famous by Ansel Adams, illustrates the grand scope of Monument Valley. From left to right are the West Mitten, East Mitten and Merrick Butte.
- Bandon State Park, Oregon
As the saying goes, timing can be everything. This is never truer than when photographing among the elements of Mother Nature. Nature can bring its elements to crescendo much like a conductor does with a symphony. In this case the instruments were none other than earth, wind, water and light. Bandon Beach, Oregon puts on such symphonies year round.
- Fitz Roy Range, Argentina
Situated at the southern most latitudes of Chile and Argentina, Patagonia has long captivated the interests of naturalists, explorers and adventurers alike. Here, the Fitz Roy range forms the eastern boundary of the Hielo Sur, the largest ice cap outside of the Polar Regions. This massive weather maker is responsible for many of the sudden and violent storms that sweep quickly over the mountains. With a new storm brewing west of the mountains, I felt fortunate to record such beautiful mountain light.
- Lukachukai Valley, Arizona
I often use the long shadows of low light with the panorama format to create a sense of vastness in a scene. Lukachukai Valley on the Navajo Nation of Arizona was a perfect subject for such a composition.
- Cannon Beach, Oregon
Daybreak at Cannon Beach is always a special time. This morning, however, was better than most. I've heard it said, it's often quietest before the storm. Well, they were right this morning. Cool damp air draped the coastline as a winter snow was only minutes from falling. At low tide and no wind, only the distant surf could be heard. Indeed, a quiet morning.
- Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
At almost 18 stories tall, nearly 4 miles across and nine miles long, the Moreno Glacier is simply massive. It was fascinating to watch and listen to the thunderous calving of ice from its face. Once growing at a rate of seven feet per day, it had been the last advancing glacier in the southern hemisphere before finally succumbing to the relentless pressure of global warming.
- Torres del Paine, Chile
I had heard the skies of Patagonia could be magnificent, but nothing had prepared me for this morning's light. Located at the southern tip of South America, the weather develops primarily from the west. Though the storms that roll in from the Pacific Ocean are often intense, they're tamed considerably once they reach the eastern slopes of the Patagonian Andes.
- Point Reyes National Seashore, California
I've often wondered if animals have the capacity to sit in awe while gazing upon the beauty nature provides. I was reminded of this one evening at Drakes Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore. As twilight began to glow in the sky and reflect on the water, alone and undisturbed sat a sea gull watching the day come to a close.
- Torres del Paine, Chile
I spent many wonderful mornings at Pehoe campground sitting on the bluffs overlooking the lake and these magnificent mountains. The Cuernos del Paine, distinguished by their granite spires with black shale caps, are home for one of nature's finest adaptations, the Andean Condor. With a wingspan of nearly ten feet, they have the largest wings of any bird in the world. It's no wonder they can ride the thermals for hours at a time. Though my vista was great, I was envious of their views.
- Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park
From mountains, to rain forests, to dramatic seascapes, Olympic National Park has them all. This diversity of ecosystems is what makes the park so special. It's hard to believe from this view at Hurricane Ridge, only a few miles away is three of the great temperate rain forests of North America.
- Hovenweep National Monument, Utah
Hovenweep National Monument covers a 20 mile area along the southwest corner of Colorado and southeast corner of Utah. Ancestral Puebloans built and occupied these dwellings from about A.D. 500 to A.D. 1300. Of the four major dwellings, this particular scene is from the Square Tower section.
- Preah Khan, Angkor Archeological Park, Cambodia
In a battle against time and pressure, the outer gallery of Preah Khan seems to be losing ground to the ubiquitous silk-cotton trees found throughout tropical Cambodia. And though the tree's presence poses a threat to each ruins existence, they also add an element of romance to the already mystic feel of Angkor.
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