Photography By Ed O'Malley »

  • Ed O’Malley is a nature photographer who lives on the coast of New Jersey, specifically along the shore of Barnegat Bay. He can often be found sailing, fishing, diving, or kayaking – these and other outdoor activities often provide the opportunity and inspiration for his photographs.

    In addition to his on-the-water pursuits, Ed has always enjoyed stormy weather, and in particular, the winter season – the more snow, the better. In the fall of 2007, this led to Ed’s affiliation with Mount Washington Observatory as a summit volunteer. Since then, this has provided many unique photographic opportunities on the summit of Mount Washington and in the surrounding area. Coastal storms also provide Ed with many opportunities for one-of-a-kind photographs.

Southern Wyoming, ALL of Utah, and a Bit of New Mexico…

After I left Jackson Hole, I headed south to visit friends and family in Park City, Utah, and then continued down to Moab, Utah, for the night.  The following day included a trek across New Mexico, including the Four Corners National Monument, ending down in Texas.  Utah had some interesting “red rock” terrain, and while New Mexico had a lot of flat grasslands, it was fun to pass through all the small towns and settlements.  The pictures below are some of the highlights.  I took almost 1,000 pictures on this trip, so there’s still a lot to pick through.  For those of you who don’t already know, I did arrive home on the night of Monday the 14th, after 6,360 miles, but more about that later…  I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Posted from National Park, New Jersey, United States.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

As you know, I spent part of Tuesday and Wednesday in Jackson Hole, both in the valley, and on the summit.  Today, I drove from Moab, UT, to Big Spring, TX – you can see today’s miles and the total miles for the trip in the photo at left.  Today’s drive included the southern part of Utah, all of New Mexico, and part of Texas.  As usual, there were plenty of sights to see, and photos taken.  One of my stops included the “Four Corners” National Monument, where Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico meet.  Tonight, I’m going to catch up on my Jackson Hole photos, but will post today’s photos soon.  The photos below were taken primarily at the summit of Jackson Hole, at the National Elk Refuge, and in Grand Teton National Park.

Posted from Big Spring, Texas, United States.

kim HenryFebruary 15, 2011 - 8:40 am

This is wonderful! I have been to these places, but only in summer (some by bicycle). I love seeing it again in a different season. Thanks for the WONDERFUL pictures and narrative! Keep on truckin’!!

ecomalleyFebruary 15, 2011 - 8:42 am

Thanks Kim – I had a good trip, and enjoyed all those places too. I got home late last night.

Peter CraneFebruary 15, 2011 - 10:42 am

Hi Ed – Looks like you are having a great trip! You missed a temp of -18 F and 100 mph+winds on the mountain today! If I had known you were going to be in Big Spring, I’d have suggested you look up my cousin there. Safe travels!! Peter

ecomalleyFebruary 15, 2011 - 11:08 am

Hi Peter,

I had a great trip, got home last night after 6,360 miles! Big Spring was just where I happened to stop for the night, on my way to visit friends in Austin – it wasn’t planned. There will be more pictures and blog posts from this trip coming soon, and I hope to keep it going with my other trips and photography efforts. Hope all is well with you.

Idaho and Wyoming – Day 5…

Yesterday, Tuesday, was my 5th full day of travel – so far, I’ve gone about 2,700 miles!  Based on the route that I have in mind, I still have about 3,300 miles left to go…  The day included a bit of Idaho, and then I came into Wyoming, and crossed over the Teton Pass.  The views continue to be impressive, both in terms of the mountains and the wildlife.  Yesterday, I drove up through the National Elk Refuge, out to Jackson Hole Airport, and through a portion of Grand Teton National Park.  Along the way, I saw numerous elk, and a pack of coyotes!  I also had the opportunity to ride up to the summit at Jackson Hole (via tram), to see the sights, and take pictures.  Shortly, I will be going back up again for more pictures.

Here’s my route so far, and few pictures from the last couple of days.  I’ll post more, probably tonight.

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Posted from Wilson, Wyoming, United States.

Charlie HawkinsFebruary 9, 2011 - 8:10 pm

very nice keep them coming

Cara RudioFebruary 14, 2011 - 5:32 pm

Makes me homesick for Wyoming! (Okay, I love my home in NH, but I do miss Wyoming!) Gorgeous shots as always, Ed!

ecomalleyFebruary 14, 2011 - 11:24 pm

Thanks! Now I can see why you miss Wyoming. That was one of my favorite spots of the whole trip. Point Reyes National Seashore (near San Francisco) was also nice.