I’m an Air Force combat veteran and pilot by trade. Towards the end of my career I realized that I needed a different pace in my life, so I bought a 27-foot sailboat and sailed from North Carolina to the Caribbean. It was a life-changing adventure, one that I still continue on a part-time basis.
Somewhere along the way I started volunteering more of my time to help people and causes I believe in, and it feels great. I’ve worked with a handful of environmental conservation groups, the Good Samaritan Foundation of Haiti, and volunteer on two search and rescue teams when I’m home.
I call Lake Tahoe home and enjoy all of the year-round activities offered in this mountain paradise. These include backpacking, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, sailing, and kayaking.
I realize how powerful photography can be and my goal is to use it as a tool to help people. That could be to motivate them to get outdoors more for the health benefits; to help preserve land for that purpose; or to assist with non-profits and NGOs in their missions to bring a better life to others.
I am a self-sufficient traveler, often embarking on journeys with just a small backpack and a shoulder bag. I embrace learning new cultures, traditions, and languages. My experiences in Air Force survival training, with two alpine search and rescue teams, and as a current wilderness first responder mean I’m ready for any challenge.
- Travel Photojournalism 115,395 photos, 14,109 members
- Yosemite Conservancy 19,546 photos, 2,125 members
- The Nature Conservancy 1,269,889 photos, 42,794 members
- α - Sony Alpha Cameras 1,033,568 photos, 23,650 members
- Fuji X Family 349,786 photos, 7,325 members
- Fujifilm X Series 464,384 photos, 8,620 members
- Fujifilm X-mount cameras 530,226 photos, 13,963 members
- Mountains Anywhere 610,438 photos, 36,275 members
- Night and darkness 397,653 photos, 22,827 members
- People and Persons 789,334 photos, 26,762 members
- Less Is More... 64,633 photos, 67,354 members
- Street portrait 61,717 photos, 2,917 members
- COLOUR STREET PORTRAITS 114,543 photos, 2,975 members
- Lonely Planet Publications: Photobook 386,763 photos, 10,141 members
- Beautiful California 158,834 photos, 4,109 members
- Northern California Photographers 103,462 photos, 2,322 members
- Northern California Photography 201,329 photos, 5,508 members
- U.S. National Parks 228,252 photos, 20,294 members
- Backpacking 31,738 photos, 2,422 members
- Lake Tahoe 13,487 photos, 3,035 members
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- John Peltier
- August 2015
- South Lake Tahoe, California
- I am:
- John Peltier Photography