When I photograph a canyon, an ocean, or a forest, I contemplate its development—the years it took for that scenery to

arise relative to my minuscule lifespan. Humility, awe, and instant curiosity lure me to these magnificent places.

The violent beginnings of our Earth, the rock-shaping winds, eroding water, and colliding plates—lead me to this conclusion:

I am humbled and fortunate to be here so that I may wonder, learn, and revel in the greatest planet.