Scenic Driving

Morning sunlight streams from the east to blanket the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. This photograph features a winding section of the Foothills Parkway, near Wears Valley. Prints available.

See You At The Top

It’s morning in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. For this small black bear cub, that means it’s time to climb a tall pine tree! Gotta practice, right? This was one of three cubs sharing this tree and having fun, as mother bear guards the area below. Photographed along the Foothills Parkway near Wears Valley. Prints available.

Morning In The Smokies

This photograph of the Smoky Mountains with fog in the valley was taken at a scenic viewpoint on the newer section of the Foothills Parkway, near Wears Valley, Tennessee. Prints and more are available in my shops at Pixels and Redbubble. Come by for a visit to see more!

Climbing Bears

I photographed these climbing bear cubs yesterday morning along the Foothills Parkway in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near Wears Valley.

The first sound I heard was probably the mother bear, moving through the underbrush near the base of the tree, down the hill approx. 50-feet away. Next, I heard (and soon observed) the three bear cubs climbing the pine tree, shredding bark under paw during their hurried ascent – it was like a sawmill with wood chips flying through the air! I also heard the mother bear snorting a few times, likely communicating with her cubs, or maybe reminding me to keep away from their space.

If you look closely near the top-right of the tree shown in the second picture, you can see a sibling cub perched among the branches.

You can visit my gallery to find prints of Bear 1 or Bear 2.

Short Road Trip

On a recent road trip to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, I stopped at a pullover along the (old) Foothills Parkway to watch the sunrise. Then, I continued driving to Little River and enjoyed walking in shallow water while taking a few more photographs…


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mountains sunrise

river cascades

Sunrise Scenes

These photographs were taken from a scenic overlook along Foothills Parkway, near Wears Valley, Tennessee, and feature sunrise scenes over the Smoky Mountains. Prints.

Assorted Black And White Photographs

Shop my gallery at Fine Art America to select some wonderful prints for your home or office, including these recently added black and white photographs from places around Tennessee…

Savage Falls -·•·- Clinch River -·•·- Smoky Mountains Sunrise

Sunrise In The Smokies

Here are a few sunrise photographs I recently shot while visiting the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, taken from several different scenic overlooks along the Foothills Parkway, near Wears Valley. Prints available.

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