2017 was an amazing year full of some very fun trips and photoshoots. I explored new styles and forms of photography including underwater and portraiture photography that I hope to do more of in 2018. Last month, I shared a video highlighting my year. Now, I’m excited to share a short collection of just a couple of my favorite images taken during 2017.

Thanks for taking a look!

Double rainbows form over a lava spout at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. (February, 2017)
Double rainbows form over a lava spout at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. (February, 2017)
The Milkyway at Tre Cime, Italian Dolomites
The Milkyway at Tre Cime, Italian Dolomites
Night photography taken during summer at Tre Cime in the Dolomites, Italy.
braided river patters of glacial streams shot from high above in a plane over iceland. Abstract complext patterns.
Aerial Image of glacial streams in Iceland.
Aerial photography of a mountain in Iceland
An aerial image taken over Iceland

I’ve been fortunate enough to make a couple trips out to Iceland over the years but this was the first time I was able to photograph the beautiful landscapes from the air.

The most iconic photo of a climber in totality during the 2017 total solar eclipse at Smith Rock State Park, Oregon by Andrew Studer with Ted Hesser
A rock climber stands in totality during the total solar eclipse at smith rock state park, oregon
Iconic photo of a climber in totality during the 2017 total solar eclipse at Smith Rock State Park, Oregon by Andrew Studer with Ted Hesser
A rock climber enjoys the total solar eclipse of August, 2017. Taken at Smith Rock State Park, Oregon.

Witnessing totality during the solar eclipse was one of the most surreal moments of my life.

An underwater photo Blue Punchbowl Falls in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. Bubbles underwater. Using an underwater housing aquatech.
An underwater photo of Punchbowl Falls in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.

Getting into underwater photography was a big part of my year and I plan on doing more in 2018!

Icicles form during winter at Oneonta Gorge in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.
Icicles form during winter at Oneonta Gorge in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.
Winter at wahclella falls in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
Winter at wahclella falls in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Ice made for some really interesting compositional opportunities this past winter.

Street photography portraits of Two Children in window at Laya, Bhutan
Children at Laya, Bhutan

Before my trip to Bhutan, I had never done any portraiture or street photography. On my first day in the country, I was hooked! I hope to do more in 2018.

Aerial image of a lake in the Himalayas
Aerial image of a lake in the Himalayas