Top 10 of 2016

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Continuing the annual tradition of sharing my favorite photographs for the year, here are my top 10 of 2016. You can find last year’s top 10 here – 2015. The majority are local photos from some of my go-to spots, which is the way it should be. Locations local to me are exotic to everywhere else in the world.

Looking Back

This past year, CrtrGrl and I only got in one SCUBA dive, so no underwater photos made the set. We attempted a second dive, but unfortunately I flooded my DSLR camera and housing! 🙁 On a more positive note, we spent a week in May exploring north of Seattle, Washington. We spent time on Orcas Island with Moran State Park, Sucia Island, Anacortes Island, Bellingham (Whatcom Falls Park) and North Cascades National Park. We also spent Thanksgiving week in South Lake Tahoe and Bodie State Park, CA. It’s a beautiful area. Even though we planned for the shoulder season, South Lake Tahoe was a bit too crowded for our tastes over the holiday week.

Looking Forward

Climate Change and conservation are two topics that are very important to me. In the past, I’ve shared my nature photography in the hopes that it would inspire more people to try to protect the wild places, including our oceans. This year, I’ve realized that I’m not doing enough. In 2017 and beyond, I need to be more of an active voice. So just a fair warning that you will see more from me on those topics.

CrtrGrl and I have some fun projects in the works using my photography and videography, so keep an eye on both of our pages. We’re also actively planning new travel adventures for 2017.

Top 10 Favorites of 2016

Here are my top 10 of 2016 in semi-random order.


13 Responses

  1. CrtrGrl

    Even though I agree that your top 10 are quite a killer selection, being your biggest fan, there’s no way I can select just 10! What I will say is that I see you progressing each & every time you capture our adventures together & the Crtrs we find! We just don’t have enough walls for all the photos I would like to have as prints to display. Can’t wait to see what you have hidden up your sleeve for 2017! Keep on shootin’, babe!

  2. SCUBA Tutor

    Although I am the Vice President of your FIN Club and am always amazed by your works… and slightly biased of course, I will say… THESE ARE SO SO BEAUTIFUL !!! Keep up the awesome work !

  3. Jim Goldstein

    A great collection of photos Scott. “Fields of spring desert sunflowers along Henderson Canyon Road in Borrego Springs, CA.” is my favorite for sure. Have a great 2017 and thanks for taking part in my year end Best Photos of 2016 blog project.

  4. Kevin Lee

    Since meeting you over a decade ago, I’m impressed with your fantastic progress with the camera, above and below the water. Great images!

    • Scott McGee

      Yay! Thanks so much Kevin! You’ve always been an inspiration for my underwater macro photography, especially your nudibranch photos.

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