Majestic Mountain Photos was founded by Don Appleby in 2016 as a way to share his love of the great outdoors with family and friends. His philosophy is best described by a John Muir quote – “Oh, these vast, calm measureless mountain days … opening a thousand windows to show us God!”
Don’s love of the outdoors started at an early age – 3 months! He was carried by his father on a Navajo Papoose while on a hunting trip. Growing up in Arizona, he frequently camped, hiked and hunted with his family throughout the beautiful southwest. He developed a love of photography from his mother – she always carried a camera. Although she was only capturing family snap shots, he learned the power of photography to record personal histories and adventures. After retiring from a forty-year career in the corporate world at Procter & Gamble, Don began to pursue photography as a second career. He has studied with the renowned landscape photographer, John Fielder, of Colorado.
After marrying Laurie in 2017, she became an integral part of their photographic efforts having an excellent eye for color and composition. Her Minnesota childhood brings with it a love for water. Now residing in the beautiful state of Colorado, Don & Laurie enjoy exploring all the natural beauty that the Rocky Mountain West has to offer, as well as other regions of our glorious country.
We are thrilled to present this compilation and sincerely hope that you find joy and inspiration in the breathtaking beauty captured within these galleries. As nature enthusiasts, we take great pleasure in sharing the wonders of God's creation, as seen through the lens of exploration and discovery. Join us on this visual journey and immerse yourself in the splendor of waterfalls cascading and wildflowers blooming, showcasing the magnificence of the natural world.