The article I am featuring today exhibits some amazing photographs. As a sci-fi writer, it helps to look at pictures that might inspire an other-worldly setting.

The photos are stunning.

Ryan Dyar has been chased by bears, nearly stranded in a sandstorm in Death Valley, and has been lost in the wilderness for hours in the middle of the night. But based on the end result, we’re not complaining. From Glacier National Park in Montana to Mount Hood in Oregon to lava flows in Hawaii, the Seattle-based landscape photographer and outdoor enthusiast endures the elements to capture picturesque images of nature — snow-capped peaks, mountain meadows, and lush forest waterfalls.

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