• Yellowstone Raven

    A beautiful raven showing off in Yellowstone's Hayden Valley. Some Native American tribes believe that ravens symbolize danger has passed and that good luck would follow.

  • Buffalo Duet

    A couple of buffalo graze in Yellowstone's Hayden Valley.

  • Lady Horns

    Two bighorn ewes affectionately lock horns in Zion National Park.

  • Sneaky Moose

    A bull moose glances above the marsh at Moose Pond in Grand Tetons National Park.

  • Birchwood Farmstead

    Beyond the red timber bridge that stretches over the River Coe in the Scottish Highlands, the old farmstead of Ach'nam Beithach (the Field of Birchwood) sits at the northwest base of Aonach Dubh (Black Ridge) as a waterfall-teemed stream tumbles down then alongside grazing sheep. © Benjamin Padgett, PhotoRaconteur.com

  • Elk Forest

    A majestic bull elk strolls through the forest along the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park.

  • On a Mission

    A focused coyote trots through the snow in Yellowstone's northern range near Tower Junction.

  • Buffalo Creek

    A lone buffalo drinks from Soda Butte Creek in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley

  • "Power of Vernal Fall" ~ After a moderately strenuous hike up the Mist Trail in Yosemite National Park one Spring day, I was greeted by a waterfall that instantly became my favorite waterfall that I've ever seen in person. And I've seen a lot of waterfalls! Vernal Fall is only 317’ high, so it's not the tallest waterfall I've seen. But, with the landscape that it's set in along with a power that is unmatched in my previous travels, I was immediately in total awe of Vernal Fall. The power of the falls really made an impression on me, so I felt a close-up shot isolating the falls was the best approach. Indeed, this is probably my personal favorite waterfall photo that I've taken.

  • Tetons & Snake River

    Every fan of Ansel Adams stops at this viewpoint in the Grand Tetons National Park to see the spot where he captured one of his most famous shots. The exact framing is no longer possible due to tree growth, but this was my best attempt at honoring his greatness.

  • Mt. Moran Wall of Color

    A colorful wall of fall foliage reflects in the Snake River with Mt. Moran towering in the background.

  • Moose Pond Autumn

    Glass-like reflection of fall foliage at Moose Pond in Grand Tetons National Park.

  • Dingle and The Sea

    At the most westerly point of mainland Ireland, the Coumeenoole townlands of the spectacular Dingle Peninsula overlook the North Atlantic Ocean.

  • Buffalo Eyes

    A stunning American Bison peers into the camera in Utah, east of Zion National Park.

  • Buffalo Stance

    A mighty American Bison strikes a signature pose in Utah, east of Zion National Park.

  • Hubbard Four Hundred

    Located near Yakutat, Alaska, the Hubbard Glacier regularly calves 400-year old ice from its 400-feet tall face.

  • Multnomah Falls

    The tallest waterfall in Oregon is formed as Multnomah Creek drops 620 feet in two stages within the Columbia River Gorge. The Benson Footbridge spanning the lower falls was built in 1915.

  • "43-1/2 Meeting Street" ~ Charleston, South Carolina is a fantastic city to wander around in on foot and discover curious architectural details such as these intricate wrought iron gates with "1/2" in the address. In older cities, the U.S. Post Office used to assign fractional addresses to accessory dwellings which shared a parcel with a main dwelling, such as carriage houses that were converted into separate living quarters, as large houses that where converted into duplexes, or as narrow lots were subdivided. If you're lucky on your downtown walking ventures, you may even come across a rare 1/3 address!

  • "Meeting Street Porch, Charleston, SC" ~ Oak trees and wrought iron work are on display at a bed and breakfast in historic Charleston, South Carolina. A sepia toned version is also available, in my "Charleston in Sepia" gallery.


PhotoRaconteur: one who shares stories through the visual composition of photographs, each worth a unique set of one thousand words.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Las Vegas-based photographer Benjamin Padgett captures classic & modern architecture, majestic landscapes and beautiful cityscapes, along with other inspiring visuals found from Hawaii to Ireland and beyond.
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