Photographing Havasupai - The Land of Turquoise Blue Waterfall

Deep inside the heart of Grand Canyon, Havasu Creek flow through the Supai Village where the American Indian has been living for more than 800 year.  The Havasu Creek  and Supai village together make it Havasupai, a land of many majestic waterfalls and natural beauty. There is not just one, or two but many waterfalls that you can touch, get soaked in, swim into or just sit on a rock with your feet immersed into the water.  That's what make the place spacial. We have waterfall at many places around the world, but there are not many where you can swim around it. The best part of it, the water temperature is just perfect, about 70 degree Fahrenheit year around.

While the destination is wonderful, the journey itself offers an unique experience. If you take the short-cut helicopter ride (the only alternative), you would probably miss a lot. It's an unique experience to hike through the canyon where your footstep echoed back to you from the canyon wall. There are places where sunli…


Whenever I want a candid shot that shows actions or tell stories, I would rather have a -REAL- photographer do that job than trusting  my selfie skills or asking a friend, with a smartphone camera to help. Because I know, smartphone camera disappoints more often than I could ever imagine.

I shoot wildlife actions or sports with long lens, landscapes or portrait with specialized lens designed for those task. They never disappoint me like my smartphone camera does.


The first wildlife one would think about wildlife photography is bird. Just fit a 300mm+ lens in your camera and shoot in lowest aperture to get faster shutter speed & blurry background, keeping your bird in sharp focus. The same techniques apply in other wildlife shooting as well, but you may often need tripod or mono-pod  depending on lighting conditions. The most important part of shooting wildlife is about patience, you need lots of them as you never know when your perfect shot coming.

Some Birds In Action

Some Other Animals In Action


Shooting sports is slightly easier task than shooting wildlife. The patience factor is less, you often know the time and place for your shot. You even know the weather, assuming the weather apps would predict right. The only problem here is to get the model release signed by the people in your shots. 


Mother Nature is always beautiful but the task for the photographer is to capture in when the light is right and frame it with appropriate contents. You would more often need a wide angle lens than a telephoto, but you do need both in your camera bag. Furthermore, a full frame or even a medium format camera would be a better choice than APS-C sensor camera.


I am available for sports or portfolio shots in the south bay, with prior appointment. I would also take photography assignments on wildlife, landscapes or specialized requirement. I would prefer an email as the first mode of contacts.  


I have uploaded few photos on stock photography website where you can buy a subscription to download your choice of photos. Here are the links to my shots in stock photography website.

  1. Adobe Stock Photos
  2. ShutterStock Stock Photos
  3. DreamsTime Stock Photos
A selected few copyright free images from this link <coming soon> are available for direct sale.  

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