António Miguel Matos Photography

A personal journey through the past years

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Mather Point
Mather Point
Mather Point
Mather Point
Mather Point
Yavapai
Squirrel
Squirrel
Hopi House
Hopi House
Pipe Creek Vista
Yaki Point
Yaki Point
Yavapai Point
Yavapai Point
Yavapai Point

About me

My name is António Miguel Matos and i'm a traveler and dreamer. Actually more dreamer than traveler :-) I'm living in Lisbon (Portugal) and i like to shoot everytime i go out exploring. The memories are always great everytime i return home and look at those pictures. So, appart of my Blog, i finally decided to collect and publish here the best pics i've been shooting during my travels.

I'd like to thank all my friends and partners on those travels and adventures - you know who you are! And to YOU watching this little space and reading these lines.

Thanks

António

If you want to write me just send an email to matos_antonio@hotmail.com or enter the "Contact" tab from the menu.

Galleries: My Personal Journeys

Grand Canyon

A powerful and inspiring landscape, Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size. Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep. These photos were taken on the South Rim during the sunrise and sunset. Being there at those times of day was exhilarating, to say at least.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas is unique among U.S. cities. Famous for luxury casinos and show palaces offering non-stop recreation on the "Strip" and in downtown Casino Center, the city has over the years become synonymous with glitter and glamour. Las Vegas since the late 1980s has acquired another identity as a center for business, finance, transportation, and services. Just walk along the 8km Boulevard Strip and look all those hotels and casinos! And if you have time get up to the Stratosphere and admire the view.

Page, Arizona

Page is a city in Arizona, United States, near the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. Its a fantastic little Town with fantastic places around to visit and just near from the watersports playground of Lake Powell. Page is your ideal base for exploring this exceptional region. Hike the striking wind and water carved beauty of Antelope Canyon. Set out on your Colorado River rafting excursion. Take in the dramatic vistas of Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam.

Monument Valley

Monument Valley provides perhaps the most enduring and definitive images of the American West. The isolated red mesas and buttes surrounded by empty, sandy desert have been filmed and photographed countless times over the years for movies, adverts and holiday brochures. Because of this, the area may seem quite familiar, even on a first visit, but it is soon evident that the natural colors really are as bright and deep as those in all the pictures. The valley is not a valley in the conventional sense, but rather a wide flat, sometimes desolate landscape, interrupted by the crumbling formations rising hundreds of feet into the air, the last remnants of the sandstone layers that once covered the entire region.

Canyonlands

Canyonlands country they call this -- a seemingly infinite high desert of rock, with spectacular formations and rugged gorges that have been carved over the centuries by the forces of the Colorado and Green rivers. Massive sandstone spires and arches that seem to defy gravity, all colored by iron and other minerals in shades of orange, red, and brown, define the national parks of southeastern Utah. This is a land that begs to be explored -- if you've come to Utah for mountain biking, hiking, four-wheeling, or rafting, then this is the place.

Arches National Park

Natural stone arches and fantastic rock formations are the defining features of this park, and they exist in remarkable numbers and variety. Just as soon as you've seen the most beautiful, most colorful, most gigantic stone arch you can imagine, walk around the next bend and there's another -- bigger, better, and more brilliant than the last. It would take forever to see them all, with more than 2,000 officially listed and more being discovered or "born" every day.

Bryce National Park

There aren't many places in the world where the forces of nature have come together with such dramatic results as in Bryce Canyon. From arid desert to pine-covered peaks and awe-inspiring rock formations, these park offer some of the American West's most spectacular scenery. The plateau began millions of years ago when forces deep within the earth forced the crust to rise, exposing many strata of rocks, and erosion and weathering sculpted rock formations, colored with an iron-rich palette of reds, oranges, pinks, and browns.

Zion National Park

This Park covers a breathtakingly varied terrain, from river canyons with deep, shimmering green water to colorful rock gardens and windswept ridges. But it is the rock monuments rising 1000 meters from the canyon floor that truly overwhelm, testament to the sheer power of nature. The park is in two parts, the most visited being Zion proper, the second being Kolob Canyon. The only connection between the two parts is the Narrows, a long trail through a steep canyon. Kolob Canyon's most distinct feature is the Kolob arch, second largest freestanding arch in the world. Within Zion proper are such landmarks as the Court of the Patriarchs and Angel's Landing, proud stands of rock immortalized by generations of awe-inspired visitors in photographs and film.

Mont Blanc

The Aiguille du Midi is the most famous and highest of the Aiguilles de Chamonix. In 20 minutes, the Aiguille du Midi cable car, the highest in Europe, climbs more than 2700m and offers a unique journey between the ground and the sky to reach the panoramic terraces where you can put your finger on the World of the High Mountains. Many people come here to admire the biggest glaciers in Europe and the highest peaks in France, Italy and Switzerland.

Tour du Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc or TMB is one of the most popular long distance walks in Europe. It circles the Mont Blanc Massif covering a distance of roughly 170 km with 10 km of ascent/descent and passes through parts of Switzerland, Italy and France. t is considered one of the classic long distance walking trails. The circular route is normally walked in 7 – 10 days. Plentiful accommodations exist along the entire route, allowing the route to be broken into segments to suit virtually any fit person. The accommodation takes a variety of forms, from separate bedrooms to large mixed sex dormitories. One can normally obtain cooked meals at many of these places.

Pyrinees

Ordesa Valley, in the spanish side of the Pyrinees, is a great place to trekking with beautiful vegetation and animals. Here you can acess to the "Monte Perdido" mountain.

And on the french side, near Cauterets city there are nice valleys surrounding Estom and Gaube lakes. And let´s not forget about Vignemale Mountain with beautiful views.

Brittany and Normandy

Britanny and Normandy are two regions from the north of France. Britanny is full of Celtic Culture: mystical and musical. I went to the beautiful town of Rennes and Paimpont Forest, a place of magic and mystery. In the north coast there is the beautiful town of Perros-Girec and the famous granite rock coast.

Normandy is famous for the allied landings of the Second World War. Those beaches are full of military history, where lots of young kids sacrifice their lifes for the free world when now live in.

Mix 1

Random photos from my archives without a specific category.

Just to feast your eyes.

Mix 2

Random photos from my archives without a specific category.

Just to feast your eyes.

Widescreens

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