Ethan Daniels

Ethan Daniels

Ethan Daniels is a nature photographer and biologist who focuses on aquatic and aerial subjects around the world.
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Narrow channels meander through a beautiful estuary in Central California. Estuaries form when freshwater runoff meets and mixes with saltwater from the ocean. Lots of wildlife rely on estuaries.
Seen from a bird's eye view, a small stream, fringed by trees, runs through hills just east from Oakland and San Francisco. This beautiful, open area is known for its best for its fine wineries.
Aerial view of a beautiful resort on a tropical island in Indonesia. Indonesia has thousands of idyllic islands surrounded by coral reefs.
Low clouds drift the city of Livermore in Northern California, just east of San Francisco Bay. This beautiful is home to many vineyards and wineries.
Aerial view of reef and rainforest in Papua New Guinea. The remote, tropical islands in this region are home to extraordinary marine biodiversity and are part of the Coral Triangle.
The Bay Area in Northern California is ethnically diverse and home to about 7.8 million people. It area includes San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley.
Mt. Hood rises from surrounding forest in Oregon, not far from Portland. This impressive mountain, part of the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest, is a potentially active stratovolcano.
The first light of day illuminates San Francisco Bay and its surrounding cities. This famous body of water is bordered by San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Sausalito, and Marin among other cities.
Aerial view of vineyards in the Tri-valley region of Northern California, just east of San Francisco Bay. This beautiful area, Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore, is home to many wineries.
A road winds through a thick Oregon forest. Over 85% of Oregon's forests are made up of coniferous trees, primarily Douglas-fir trees, Ponderosa pines, and other hardwood species.
The Northern Oregon shoreline, not far west of Portland, is continually eroded by the Pacific Ocean. This part of the Pacific Northwest is full of scenic forests and impressive coastlines.
An aerial view of the barrier reef along Turneffe Atoll in Belize reveals spur and groove channels that exist near shore. This type of reef often develops on windward sides of islands.
The cold water of the Atlantic Ocean washes onto a scenic beach on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This beautiful peninsula is a popular summer vacation destination in New England.
A lonely road winds through a forest of Redwood trees in Mendocino, California. Redwoods are among the most massive trees that have evolved on planet Earth.
A scenic road winds through coastal Redwood trees, Sequoia sempervirens, in a healthy forest in Mendocino, California. Redwood trees only grow in a very specific climate range.
Surrounded by healthy forest, a beautiful waterfall drops almost 250 feet, eventually flowing into the Columbia River in Oregon. The Pacific Northwest is known for its lush, biodiverse forests.
A brand new planned community is being constructed near Las Vegas, Nevada. This area is growing in population and housing continues to expand.
Seen from a bird's eye view, the Pacific Ocean washes against the rocky coast of Northern California in Sonoma. This scenic area runs parallel to the famed Pacific Coast Highway.
Waves from the Pacific Ocean wash onto an empty beach and sand dunes in Morro Bay, California. This coastal part of Central California is known for its beautiful natural scenery.
The Pacific Ocean washes against the beautiful coastline of Oregon, not far west of Portland. The scenic U.S. Route 101 runs right along this beautiful part of the west coast.
A straight road runs through a thick Oregon forest. Over 85% of Oregon's forests are made up of coniferous trees, primarily Douglas-fir trees, Ponderosa pines, and other hardwood species.
A road winds through a thick Oregon forest. Over 85% of Oregon's forests are made up of coniferous trees, primarily Douglas-fir trees, Ponderosa pines, and other hardwood species.
Mt. Hood rises from surrounding forest in Oregon, not far from Portland. This impressive mountain, part of the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest, is a potentially active stratovolcano.
Rain clouds sweep over the Pacific Ocean approaching small, tropical islands in Papua New Guinea. Squalls are common in the tropics and they come and go quickly.
The Northern Oregon shoreline, not far west of Portland, is continually eroded by the Pacific Ocean. This part of the Pacific Northwest is full of scenic forests and impressive coastlines.
A Whale shark, Rhincodon typus, feeds on the surface of the Pacific Ocean. This is the largest species of fish on planet Earth and can grow over 30 feet long.
The Pacific Ocean surrounds the lonely, deactivated Tillamook Rock Lighthouse off the scenic Oregon coast. The isolated, historic lighthouse was originally built in 1880.
Salt marshes and estuaries are found throughout Cape Cod, Massachusetts. They provide calm nesting, feeding and breeding habitat for a variety of birds, fish, and marine invertebrates.
The Northern Oregon shoreline, not far west of Portland, is continually eroded by the Pacific Ocean. This part of the Pacific Northwest is full of scenic forests and impressive coastlines.
A road winds through an Oregon forest. Over 85% of Oregon's forests are made up of coniferous trees, primarily Douglas-fir trees, Ponderosa pines, and other hardwood species.
Trails meander through the sunlit hills and valleys found in Livermore, California. Part of the Trivalley region, found just east of San Francisco Bay, the scenic area has many vineyards and parks.
Rugged sea stacks lie just off the Northern Oregon shoreline, not far west of Portland. This part of the Pacific Northwest is full of scenic forests and impressive coastlines.
The Northern Oregon shoreline, not far west of Portland, is continually eroded by the Pacific Ocean. This part of the Pacific Northwest is full of scenic forests and impressive coastlines.
The Pacific Ocean surrounds the deactivated Tillamook Rock Lighthouse off the scenic Oregon coast. The isolated, historic lighthouse was originally built in 1880.
A logging road winds through an Oregon forest. Over 85% of Oregon's forests are made up of coniferous trees, primarily Douglas-fir trees, Ponderosa pines, and other hardwood species.
The cold Pacific Ocean surrounds the deactivated Tillamook Rock Lighthouse off the scenic Oregon coast. The isolated, historic lighthouse was originally built in 1880.
An aerial view shows the dry hills and reservoir near Pleasanton, California. Drought is affecting the entire state of California and wildfires are now common.
An aerial view of the the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean crashing onto the shallows of the California coast.
Over 85% of Oregon's forests are made up of coniferous trees, primarily Douglas-fir trees, Ponderosa pines, and other hardwood species.
The Pacific Ocean surrounds the deactivated Tillamook Rock Lighthouse off the scenic Oregon coast. The isolated, historic lighthouse was originally built in 1880.
An aerial view of the Mendocino coast in northern California shows the cold, colorful waters of the Pacific Ocean crashing against the rocky shoreline.
Salt marshes and estuaries are found throughout Cape Cod, Massachusetts. They provide calm nesting, feeding and breeding habitat for a variety of birds, fish, and marine invertebrates.
Low rain clouds drift across the Columbia River which separates Washington State and Oregon in the Pacific Northwest. This region is known for moist climate, green forests, and many rivers.
Salt marshes and estuaries are found throughout Cape Cod, Massachusetts. They provide calm nesting, feeding and breeding habitat for a variety of birds, fish, and marine invertebrates.
The beautiful Feather River flows through a scenic canyon in Northern California' Sierra Nevada Mountains. This beautiful flow of water is the principal tributary to the Sacramento River.
Low rain clouds drift across the Columbia River which separates Washington State and Oregon in the Pacific Northwest. This region is known for moist climate, green forests, and many rivers.
A trail runs over grass-covered ridges in the Tri-valley region of Northern California, east of San Francisco Bay. This beautiful area, Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore, is home to many wineries.
Remote limestone islands in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, are surrounded by healthy coral reefs. This biodiverse region is known as the "heart of the Coral Triangle" due to its amazing marine life.
Evening sunlight shines on hills in the Tri-valley region of Northern California, just east of San Francisco Bay. This beautiful area, Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore, is home to many wineries.
The cold, nutrient-filled waters of the Pacific Ocean wash against the rocky coastline of Monterey, California. This scenic area of the west coast is home to extensive kelp forests.
Low clouds drift over vineyards in the Tri-valley region of Northern California, just east of San Francisco Bay. This beautiful area, Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore, is home to many wineries.
An aerial view shows a road running through the desert surrounding Las Vegas, Nevada. This desert area averages over 95 degrees F during summer months.
Fog is propelled against the coast of Mendocino, California, by a pressure gradient as a result of warmer inland temperatures. Much of Northern California experiences this common marine layer.
Multnomah Creek in Oregon flows through a forest that was recently damaged by a forest fire. Late spring snow provides plenty of water that will eventually tumble into the Columbia River Gorge.
Waves from the cold Pacific Ocean wash onto the rugged coastline of Northern California north of Fort Bragg. The Pacific Coast Highway runs right along this scenic region in Mendocino County.
Limestone islands rise from a gorgeous lagoon in Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia. This remote, tropical region is known as the heart of the Coral Triangle due to its incredible marine biodiversity.
The cold Pacific Ocean washes onto the rugged coastline of Northern California where seals sun themselves on rocks. The Pacific Coast Highway runs right along this region in Mendocino County.
The Pacific Ocean washes onto the beautiful seashore of Northern California, not far south of Monterey. The Pacific Coast Highway runs right along this scenic coast.
The Bay Area in Northern California is ethnically diverse and home to about 7.8 million people. It area includes San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley.
Incorporated in 1852, the city of Oakland is the eighth most populated city in California and serves as an important port and trade center. It lies just across the bay from San Francisco.
A huge, scenic waterfall plunges over 500 feet from a cliff in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. This narrow canyon, with the Columbia River flowing through it, separates Oregon and Washington.
The islands found throughout Raja Ampat, Indonesia, are surrounded by flourishing coral reefs. This region is known as the "heart of the Coral Triangle" due to its extraordinary marine biodiversity.
The cold water of the Pacific Ocean washes against the scenic coastline of southern Oregon. This beautiful region of the Pacific Northwest is accessible via highway 101.
Wetlands habitat in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, offers open space for many species of bird to feed and nest.
An aerial view of the barrier reef along Turneffe Atoll in Belize reveals spur and groove channels that exist near shore. This type of reef often develops on windward sides of islands.
Low clouds drift over the Columbia River which runs between Oregon and Washington. The scenic Columbia River Gorge, with the Columbia River flowing through it, is over 80 miles long.
The Pacific Ocean washes against the rocky coastline of Oregon, not far west of Portland. The scenic U.S. Route 101 runs right along this beautiful part of the west coast.
Low clouds drift over the Columbia River Gorge which runs between Oregon and Washington. This scenic, narrow canyon, with the Columbia River flowing through it, is over 80 miles long.
An aerial view shows a coral reef and beautiful island in the midst of the Halmahera Sea, Indonesia. This tropical region within the Coral Triangle harbors extraordinary marine biodiversity.
The Pacific Ocean washes against the gorgeous coastline of Oregon, not far west of Portland. The scenic U.S. Route 101 runs right along this beautiful part of the west coast.
Rugged limestone surrounds a marine lake on the island of Mansuar in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. This tropical region is known as the heart of the Coral Triangle due to its high marine biodiversity.
Salt marshes and estuaries are found throughout Cape Cod, Massachusetts. They provide calm nesting, feeding and breeding habitat for a variety of birds, fish, and marine invertebrates.
Narrow channels meander through a salt marsh in Pleasant Bay, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This type of wetland habitat is vital feeding grounds for migrating birds, fish, and many marine invertebrates.
Meandering channels run through a beautiful estuary in Central California. Estuaries form when freshwater runoff meets and mixes with saltwater from the ocean. Lots of wildlife rely on estuaries.
Early morning sunlight illuminates the beautiful island of Mansuar in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. This tropical region is known as the heart of the Coral Triangle due to its high marine biodiversity.
The cold, nutrient-filled water of the Atlantic Ocean washes onto a scenic beach in Chatham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This beautiful peninsula is a popular vacation destination during summer months.
Narrow channels meander through a salt marsh in Pleasant Bay, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This type of wetland habitat is vital feeding grounds for migrating birds, fish, and many marine invertebrates.
The marine layer sweeps over the serene hills of the East Bay, just east of San Francisco Bay, California. This area has a number of parks and open spaces available to explore by hiking and biking.
The cold, nutrient-filled water of the Atlantic Ocean washes onto the scenic beach of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This beautiful peninsula is a popular vacation destination during summer months.
Narrow channels meander through a salt marsh in Pleasant Bay, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Marshes are wetlands that serve as nurseries and feeding grounds for fish, invertebrates, and many bird species.
An aerial view shows a beautiful mountain landscape that rises from the desert surrounding Las Vegas, Nevada. This rugged desert area averages over 95 degrees F during summer months.
An Indonesian bagan, a fishing vessel that uses nets and lights to attract fish, floats in a calm bay in Indonesia. This type of fishing vessel usually catches small fish, squid, and shrimp.
An aerial view shows a beautiful mountain landscape that rises from the desert surrounding Las Vegas, Nevada. This rugged desert area averages over 95 degrees F during summer months.
An aerial view shows a beautiful mountain landscape that rises from the desert surrounding Las Vegas, Nevada. This desert area averages over 95 degrees F during summer months.
A healthy kelp forest grows along the edge of the Northern California coast. Kelp provides an important habitat for countless fish and marine invertebrates.
An aerial view shows a beautiful mountain landscape that rises from the desert surrounding Las Vegas, Nevada. This desert area averages over 95 degrees F during summer months.
An aerial view shows a beautiful mountain landscape that rises from the desert surrounding Las Vegas, Nevada. This desert area averages over 95 degrees F during summer months.
The marine layer drifts from the Pacific Ocean towards the rugged yet scenic coastline of Northern California. A marine layer is an air mass formed in the presence of a temperature inversion.
An aerial view of rolling hills in Northern California's tri-valley region shows lush, green grass that flourished after a wet winter. This beautiful area generally has a very hot, dry climate.
An aerial view of rolling hills in Northern California's tri-valley region shows lush, green grass that flourished after a wet winter. This beautiful area generally has a very hot, dry climate.
Trails meander through the hills and valleys found in Livermore, California. Part of the Trivalley region, found just east of San Francisco Bay, the scenic area has many vineyards and parks.
A bird's eye view of the remote island of New Ireland in Papua New Guinea shows its beautiful coastline. This tropical area is part of the Coral Triangle due to its high marine biodiversity.
An aerial view shows the dry hills and reservoir near Pleasanton, California. Drought is affecting the entire state of California and wildfires are now common.
The cold, nutrient-filled waters of the Pacific Ocean wash against the rocky coastline of central California in Monterey. This scenic area of the west coast is home to extensive kelp forests.
The sun sets over the beautiful hills and valleys found in Livermore, California. Part of the Trivalley region, found just east of San Francisco Bay, the scenic area has many vineyards and parks.
The marine layer is propelled against the coast of Mendocino, California, by a pressure gradient as a result of warmer inland temperatures. Much of Northern California experiences this common fog.
Second growth Redwood trees grow in a previously logged forest in Mendocino, California.
An aerial view shows narrow channels meandering through a salt marsh on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Salt marshes are important habitats for many species of fish, crustaceans, and migrating birds.
An aerial view of the hills to the east of San Francisco Bay in California. Much of this beautiful area is designated as parks and recreational areas.
Forest meets the Pacific Ocean along the misty coastline of southern Oregon. This rugged and rocky part of the Pacific Northwest is found along the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor.
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