Photo Highlights of 2023

Once again it’s that time to look back and reflect on the Photo Highlights of 2023. The photos in this collection represent some of my favorite images made in 2023.  I also feel they are some of my successful photos because they represent moments in which I felt an overwhelming connection with the natural world. For me, having that intimate connection with the subject is an essential element that gives an image greater depth and meaning.

So here are my selections, and of course, feel free to comment and vote on your favorite. Thanks for viewing, I hope you have a joyous new year filled with peace and prosperity!

Gwillim Lakes, with Gregorio Peak in the distance. Valhalla Provincial Park, West Kootenays British Columbia Canada #80914or Photo Highlights of 20231. Valhalla Provincial Park British Columbia #80914  Purchase

Alpine Larches (Larix lyallii) in peak fall color reflected in a lake in Monica Meadows. Purcell Mountains British Columbia Canada #81435 Photo Highlights of 20232. Purcell Mountains Larches #81435  Purchase

Twilight over sea ice in Sleepy Cove Newfoundland and Labrador Canada #800423. Sea Ice Crow Head Newfoundland #80042  Purchase

Sunset over ponds below Mount Monica. Purcell Mountains British Columbia Canada #810194. Purcell Mountains Sunset #81019  Purchase

Deception Pass State Park, Washington #789805. Deception Pass Salish Sea Washington #81019  Purchase

Daleys Point on the southern Avalon Peninsula. Part of the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Newfoundland and Labrador Canada #807006. Avalon Peninsula Newfoundland #80700  Purchase

Fogo Island sunset from East Tickle, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada #801477. Fogo Island Sunset Newfoundland #80147  Purchase

Natural Bridge Waterfall on the Kicking Horse River. Yoho National Park in the Canadian Rockies. British Columbia Canada #817158. Natural Bridge Falls Yoho National Park #81715  Purchase

Pack ice and icebergs off the coast of Fogo Island Newfoundland and Labrador Canada #80153 Photo Highlights of 20239. Sea Ice Fogo Island Newfoundland #80153  Purchase

Rugged headlands near Spillars Cove, Bonavista Peninsula, Newfoundland #79681 Photo Highlights of 202310. Bonavista Peninsula Newfoundland #79681  Purchase

All photos appearing in Photo Highlights 2023 can be purchased as Fine Art Prints. They can also be licensed for commercial usage.

Help Conserve the places you and I love

If the images in this post inspire you to go out to visit or photograph our natural world please consider some of the ethical guidelines presented below:

Leave No Trace
To learn about the principles and practicing LNT please take a few minutes to visit the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Your children, grandchildren, and the Earth will thank you!


1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
3. Dispose of Waste Properly
4. Leave What You Find
5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
6. Respect Wildlife
7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
© Leave No Trace:


Principles of Nature First:

  • Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography
  • Educate yourself about the places you photograph
  • Reflect on the possible impact of your actions
  • Use discretion if sharing your locations
  • Know and follow all rules and regulations
  • Always follow Leave No Trace principles, and strive to leave places better than you found them
  • Actively promote and educate others about these principles

Photo Highlights of 2023

4 Replies to “Photo Highlights of 2023”

  1. Another fine selection this year, Alan! Your composition are so nice and subtle. The elements in your photos come together so naturally. Since you asked — my favorite is “Purcell Mountains Larches”. I love the surreal quality of it, and the reduced color palette. Thanks for putting this together, and all the best for 2024.

  2. I enjoyed all of these photographs Alan – especially the Newfoundland ones. Icebergs or floating ice isn’t something we often see here! Hope you have a great 2024 and I look forward to seeing your work this year.

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