I was flattered by the number of you that took the time to vote for your choice of my top shots of 2017. It was the first time I had done a ‘reader’s poll’ and I wasn’t sure about how many folks would respond…guess I shouldn’t have worried!
So, how about the results?!
#1 The vote for the top shot wasn’t even close, nearly half of my readers selected “Heavenly Hanalei” as my best image of 2017:
#2 The voting for the next couple spots was much tighter, but “Frustration’s Child” took the second spot:
#3 This night image of a full moon shining on the caldera of the Kīlauea Volcano was also one of my personal favorites:
#4 Hawaii’s beauty was popular with my readers: this image Kauai’s Queens Bath ranked fourth:
#5 was this colorful sunrise of Washington state’s Mt. Baker taken from Artist’s Ridge:
#6 was an image from Rodeo Beach near San Francisco. This spot had been on my ‘bucket list’ for years and I was blessed to be there on day with a killer sunset:
#7 This adorable Alaskan sea Otter was my highest ranking wildlife shot of the year:
#8 Back to Hawaii for this dramatic view of lava, ocean and steam:
#9 was this peaceful shot of a humpback taking a deep dive in Alaska’s Inner Passage:
#10 I would have ranked this image higher since it really ‘speaks’ to me. Funny how different photos impress folks differently!
#11 This Bald Eagle grazing the surface of an Alaskan stream took the next to last spot in our countdown:
#12 Rounding out my top dozen from last year was this view from Yosemite:
So, there you have the best I could do last year. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and vote, I truly appreciate it!
2017 was great but 2018 has incredible potential. I’ve got a trip to Patagonia planned in April that could be epic (at least it is in my dreams)…we’ll see.
Take care and remember, photography is about a lot more than pretty pictures!