Adam Foster photography

A collection of photos from amateur photographer Adam Foster

West Coast America

by Adam Foster on 31st October '14
Bryce Canyon hoodoo

Hoodoo and tree at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

We flew into San Francisco, California to start the America leg of our trip. We’d planned an ambitious 3.5 week road trip from San Francisco to LA crossing 4 states (Nevada, Utah, Arizona & California) and 6 National Parks (Yosemite, Death Valley, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon & Joshua Tree).

Our wildlife encounters continued with black bear sightings in Yosemite, coyotes in Death Valley & some minions in Universal, LA!

The diversity of the American national parks blew us away. One memorable road trip took us from the cold (32°f), rainy, green mountains and forests of Yosemite to the hot (109°f) sand dunes, salt planes and desert of Death Valley in just 7 hours. The giant Hoodoo amphitheatres of Bryce Canyon were also like nothing we’d ever seen before.

Hiking from the rim of the Grand Canyon down to the Colorado River was probably the most difficult day hike of our trip but an unforgettable experience.

Glen Canyon Dam

The Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River, Page, Arizona.

Joshua Tree

A Joshua Tree in Lost Horse Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Desert.

Golden Gate bridge

A must see when visiting San Francisco.

Canyon pine tree

A lone Bristlecone Pine tree growing on the edge of Bryce Canyon.

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam / Boulder Dam on the Colorado River, Arizona / Nevada border.

The forgotten highway

Driving south on the 168 from Bishop to Big Pine in California.

Panamint valley in the Mojave Desert

The winding road leading down into the basin of Panamint valley in the Mojave Desert, Death Valley National Park.

The Other Side

Mojave Desert, Death Valley National Park

Checkerboard Mesa

Checkerboard Mesa (a Navajo Sandstone Checkerboard Table Mountain) in Zion National Park, Utah.

Zion National Park

Taken while on the Emerald Pools hike near Bridge Mountain & the East Temple, Zion National Park, Utah.

Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon

Hiking Bright Angel Trail on the south rim of the Grand Canyon,.

Utah road trip

Heading west on US Highway 89 from Bryce Canyon, Utah to Page, Arizona.

Half Dome, Yosemite Valley

Half Dome in the Yosemite Valley, Sierra Nevada mountains, Yosemite National Park, California.

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon, my favourite of the American National Parks.

Horseshoe bend on the Colorado river

Horseshoe bend on the Colorado river.

Alcatraz Hospital

Alcatraz penitentiary hospital.

Ai Weiwei's giant Chinese dragon

Ai Weiwei’s giant Chinese dragon, ‘With Wind’ installation.

Tree Troll sculpture

A 12-foot-tall tree troll sculpture inside the Bellagio Conservatory gardens.

Fiori Di Como

Fiori di Como by glass sculptor Dale Chihuly.

Lombard Street

Lombard Street and it’s famous crooked hairpin turns, San Francisco.

Fountains of Bellagio

The amazing Bellagio fountains in Las Vagas, Nevada.