Articles by James Kay

southern Utah fall color
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Autumn On Utah’s Colorado Plateau

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Text & Photography By James Kay

Fall color photography hot spots in Southern Utah.

James Kay New Zealand
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New Zealand’s South Island

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | Text & Photography By James Kay

Explore the incredible geographic diversity in the land of the long white cloud.

Watch The Weather
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Watch The Weather

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | Text & Photography By James Kay

How to see the weather before it’s fully formed — so you can predict where to be for great photos.

Going Back To Baja
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Going Back To Baja

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | Text & Photography By James Kay

An exploration of the national parks in the rugged and beautiful Baja Peninsula.

Take Advantage Of Big Weather
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Take Advantage Of Big Weather

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | Text & Photography By James Kay

Perhaps you thought last summer’s weather was particularly wild, especially if you live along the Bow River in the town of Canmore, Alberta, at the gateway to Banff National Park.

Sierra Light With A Compact
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Sierra Light With A Compact

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | Text & Photography By James Kay

Perhaps you were channel-surfing with me a couple years ago when I stumbled across a fascinating special about a team of underwater photographers working to document the prolific underwater habitat surrounding Cocos Island off the coast of Central America.

Revisit Without Reprise
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Revisit Without Reprise

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | Text & Photography By James Kay

Beginning in the early 1990s, I set out to explore and photograph every nook and cranny of the canyon country across southern Utah, from the volcanic highlands of the Aquarius Plateau to the remote backcountry of the Dirty Devil Canyons.

Rocks For Shots
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Rocks For Shots

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | Text & Photography By James Kay

I can still recall the first time I laid eyes on the red rock country around Moab, Utah.

Higher Ground
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Higher Ground

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | Text & Photography By James Kay

Bank to the left and lift the wing,” I shout over my shoulder above the roar of the engine.

Whatever It Takes
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Whatever It Takes

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 | Text & Photography By James Kay

I can still recall the soft pillows of clouds drifting across the face of the Teton Range as I drove north to meet a client at Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park many years ago.

Baja California
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Baja California

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 | Text & Photography By James Kay

I’m watching my wife Susie disappear behind the swells as she bobs up and down while paddling her kayak to my left.

The Resurrection Of Glen Canyon
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The Resurrection Of Glen Canyon

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 | Text & Photography By James Kay

In the first half of the 20th century, the Bureau of Reclamation embarked on a program of massive public works projects to begin harnessing the water resources of the American West.

National Parks Northern Style
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National Parks Northern Style

Friday, August 1, 2008 | James Kay

Even before Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon were established as national parks, their marvelous landscapes attracted photographers with an undiminished magnetism. When I began my photography career back in 1980, I soon realized that my home in the mountains of northern Utah provided me with an ideal location.

Canyoneering
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Canyoneering

Saturday, September 1, 2007 | Text & Photography By James Kay

When I began to turn my photographic efforts toward capturing landscape images of the American West 17 years ago, it seemed as if there was no virgin territory left. At first, I felt obliged to search out those iconic photographic overlooks from the Grand Canyon to the Grand Tetons, but I soon became frustrated as I found myself jockeying for position at even the most remote backcountry locations with hordes of other photographers. As I ventured farther and farther off the beaten path in search of new places, I began to discover locations in the West where I had the opportunity to create images where no photographer had previously deployed a tripod.

Fall Foliage In The American West
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Fall Foliage In The American West

Sunday, October 1, 2006 | By William Sawalich Photography By James Kay

To photograph colorful fall foliage, the conventional wisdom says go to New England, but for photographer James Kay,no place is better in autumn than the American West. Kay, who makes his home in Salt Lake City, has photographed the mountain west for almost 25 years, and he still relishes its grand vistas of vivid autumn color.

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