Eastern Sierras

The aspens at Convict Lake showing their brilliant fall colors. F5.6, 1/40 of Sec, 200ASA.


Just enjoyed a much needed vacation in Mammoth Lakes with family. I forgot how beautiful it is up there in the Eastern Sierras, really a special place. Here are some pics I took with my Nikon D800 and 24-70mm lens in between taking hikes, biking, fishing and paddling…enjoy!


Moonrise over the foothills F4.5, 1/100th of Sec, 200ASA.



Fall on Diablo Creek. F22, 2.5 Sec, 50ASA.


Bode, a gold-rush ghost town . F11, 200th Sec, 50ASA.


My 4 year old son Micah in snow. 



Night Dive with Manta Rays

Here’s a couple minutes of video shot with my GoPro Hero2 from a recent night dive with 12ft Reef Manta Rays off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Beautiful and docile creatures that feed on the plankton attracted to our torches, and an average-sized manta is estimated to consume 44–66 lb of plankton per day and can get up to 18ft and 1500lbs! You can see each manta rays individual markings on their underside which act as a fingerprint for identification, and the more time you spend with them in their environment you really get the feeling that they are very intelligent animals. Superfun dive and I recommend it to anyone who has the chance, it’s like being on another planet for an hour.

PGA Tour 2030 – Micah Miralle

Look out Rory and Tiger, my 4 year-old Micah swung a golf club for the first time at the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course the other day and showed some skills! Not bad for the first time out:


And the nice butt shake at the end of this one :




KONA, HI – OCTOBER 8:   A general view of the mass swim start for the the 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship on October 8, 2011 at Kailua Bay in Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Donald Miralle) Canon EOS-1D Mark III Lens: 15mm Aperture: F5 Shutter 1/1000th sec ISO:640



KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII – OCTOBER 9: Lava flows from the Kilauea volcano during the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on October 9, 2009. Considered one of the most grueling races in the world, competitors must brave 95 degrees temperature and 90 percent humidity to complete a 3.86 km swim, 180.2 km bike, and a 42.2 km marathon with in an 17 hour time cutoff to be called an “Ironman”. (Photo by Donald Miralle) Canon EOS-1D Mark III Lens: 70-200mm Aperture: F4 Shutter 1.0 sec ISO:250