Travels with the Blonde Coyote: Self Portraits

Me & Bowie on Mary’s Peak in Oregon in 2005. This was the original “self portrait” photo that inspired this series and it’s still my favorite. What a happy dog!

Foot travel is the original, and still the best way to see the world and no matter where I go by plane, train or automobile at least once a day I make a point to touch down on my own two feet for a good long walk. Often the best part of a good long walk is a good long sit at a spectacular viewpoint. This series of photographs, titled “Self Portraits” were taken in some of my favorite sitting spots. Enjoy!

Me & Bowie in New Mexico in 2010

Me & Machu Picchu

In a hammock in the very muddy Ecuadorian rainforest

Epic boulder pile, Joshua Tree, California

Golden Hour at the Golden Gate, San Francisco, CA

Summit of Quartz Ridge, CO

Devil’s Tower, Wyoming

Maine Coast

North Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ

Emerald Peaks in Emerald Lake, CO

Devil’s Garden, Arches National Park, Utah

Joeffre Lakes, British Columbia

Feeling Lucky, Oregon Old Growth

Athabasca Glacier Crevasse, British Columbia

Tres Piedras, New Mexico

Monument Valley, Utah


Goblin Valley, Utah

Lake Tahoe, Nevada Sign

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in western Colorado. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at
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6 Responses to Travels with the Blonde Coyote: Self Portraits

  1. the278thword says:

    haha awesome picture like the personal touch

  2. Thanks! I like these pictures for the same reason I like the shots with my dogs. Without the feet or the dogs it’s just a pretty picture, but with that personal touch, it becomes a place I’ve been.

  3. Jules says:

    Great shots! I have been enjoying your blog immensely! What wonderful travels you have made.

  4. LOVE IT! I like taking self portraits of myself on my travels and usually of my feet too.

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