Leon Clayton @claytonmedic

Father. Photographer. Backpacker. Combat medic. Focusing on the beautiful things in life. Sony A7riii. Fuji XT2. DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Salt Lake City Utah.

Leon Clayton photos and videos

4 hours ago

Some people talk to you on their free time. ⁣ ⁣ Some people free their time to talk to you. ⁣ ⁣ Learn the difference. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🌤⁣ ⁣ 🌤⁣ ⁣ 🌤⁣ ⁣ 🌤⁣ ⁣ 🌤⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #antelopeisland #antelopeislandstatepark #utahphotographer #utahphotography #pictureline #picturelinepicoftheday #utahlandscape #beautifulsunsets #sunsetoftheday #colorfulsunset #colorsofthesky #fujicolor #contemplation #getoffyourphone #justbeingreal #knowyourworth #instagood #bestsunsetpics #sunsetlife #gtfoutside #pixelsfotoandframe #summerfuncontest

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1 weeks ago

Here is a reminder that social media is a constructed reality that doesn’t necessarily reflect the truth. ⁣ ⁣ Photographers can utilize fancy editing techniques to make photos seem hyper-realistic. Movies sometimes use green screens to make fantastic scenes much more practical. Makeup covers up lines and imperfections to make people seem more beautiful. Filters make people younger and have bigger, more attractive eyes. ⁣ ⁣ We can all appreciate the human effort in striving to achieve perfection, but at the end of the day, we’re all just a bunch beings floating on a rock-crust covered molten lava ball speeding through space, waiting on our day to die. ⁣ ⁣ Just remember, things aren’t always what they seem. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🐻 ⁣ ⁣ 🐻⁣ ⁣ 🐻⁣ ⁣ 🐻⁣ ⁣ 🐻⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #teton #tetons #grandteton #grandtetons #grandtetonnationalpark #grandtetonsnationalpark #grandtetonnps #grizzly #grizzlybear #grizzlybears #800mm #bearjam #utahphotographer #pictureline #picturelinepicoftheday #philosophy #morose #fujixt2 #visitwyoming #wyomingwildlife #wildlifephotographer #bearphotography #grizzlyman #fujilife #myfujifilmlegacy

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1 weeks ago

Anyone else wistfully dreaming they were somewhere else? I’d prefer to be somewhere prettier and more... outside. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🏔⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🏔⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🏔⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🏔⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🏔⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #tetons #teton #tetonsnationalpark #tetonnps #grandtetonnationalpark #grandtetons #grandteton #grandtetonnps #beautifulmountains #mountainreflections #mountainreflection #visitwyoming #wyomingsunset #wildwyoming #wyominglife #utahphotographer #wyominglandscape #amazingsunsets #igsunsets #sunsetoftheday #hoyatough #hoyafilter #pictureline #picturelinepicoftheday #epicsunset #myfujifilmlegacy

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3 days ago

Journeyed out to distant lands today to gaze upon the spawning grounds of the kokanee salmon with @falynndeligt and @wesleyaston ⁣ ⁣ Not as many this year, but they were still cool to see. As soon as we arrived, a fierce thunderstorm rained and hailed down upon us. We sat in the car for about 5 minutes and then the sun came out. ⁣ ⁣ Crazy weather! ⁣ ⁣ #kokanee #kokaneesalmon #kokaneefishing #utahsalmon #utahwildlife #wildutah #gtfoutside #djimavic2pro #aerialutah #utahdrone #droneutah #dronetography #dronetographer #droneshots #birdseyeview #utahnature #utahcreek #strawberryreservoir #freewellpro #freewellfilters #freewell

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2 weeks ago

Is it the weekend yet? ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🙀 ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🙀⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🙀⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🙀⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🙀⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🙀⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #isittheweekendyet #catsofinstagram #catyawn #catyawning #catyawns #kittycat #kittycats #alphacat #igcat #igcats #igcatsdaily #catlove #catlover #kittylovers #kittylover #catfangs #catteeth #sleepycat #sleepycatsofinstagram #bealpha #sony85mm18 #sony85 #85mm18 #sonya7riii #utahphotographer

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3 weeks ago

Did you know that light pollution increases risks of cancer in several varieties? It can increase stress levels, it’s related to obesity, depression and interferes with your circadian rhythm. It can also be devastating for wildlife.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Additionally, and debatably more importantly, it decreases our ability to see the nighttime stars and planets. To look up and be reminded and humbled by our tiny presence in the solar system is something I think we all need from time to time. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌌⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌌⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌌⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌌⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌌⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #darksky #darkskies #milkywaychasers #milkyways #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayphoto #milkywayphotography #utahphotographer #fujixt2 #rokinon #12mmf2 #vanguardworld #nightskyphotography #starrystarrynight #lightpollution #pictureline #picturelinepicoftheday

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3 weeks ago

⁣ Changing our perspective enables us to shape our reality. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌲⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌲⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌲⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌲⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌲⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #perspective #changeyourperspective #visitoregon #oregoncoast #hoh #hohrainforest #olympicnationalpark #olympicnationalforest #lookup #utahphotographer #utahphotographers #fujixt2 #changeyouroutlook #thingsarelookingup #keepyourheadup #lookatthesky #cooltree #mossytree

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3 weeks ago

Went out to check out some meteors a couple weeks ago and finally got around to editing them. Unfortunately there was a lot of light pollution and the moon was also almost full. ⁣ ⁣ I knew there wasn’t much of a chance of getting a bunch of meteors, but it was fun anyways. I decided to edit this shot with a few plane trails and a couple meteors too, just for practice. ⁣ ⁣ Even though there’s a lot of light pollution, I think it came out pretty cool. Really looking forward to a good meteor shower someday!!! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 💥⁣ ⁣ 💥⁣ ⁣ 💥⁣ ⁣ 💥⁣ ⁣ 💥⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #meteorshower #meteorshowers #meteor #meteors #perseids #perseidmeteorshower #perseidsmeteorshower #sonya7riii #bealpha #sonyalpha #sonyalpha7riii #alphamale #sonyaseries #guardsmanpass #utahphotographer #utahphotography #utahisrad #pictureline #picturelinepicoftheday #utahnights #planetrails #a7riii #darksky

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3 weeks ago

Language is the liquid that we’re all dissolved in. Great for solving problems... after it creates a problem. -Modest Mouse ⁣ ⁣ We’re all such emotional beings. We run off chemicals and energy. Yet we communicate and try to ourselves in such a seemingly archaic method, with words. ⁣ ⁣ Humans have done an exceptional job, with communicating to each other, but sometimes pictures do a better job. ⁣ ⁣ Combining both words and pictures can really tell a story. ⁣ ⁣ I love telling stories and also hearing them. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 👽⁣ ⁣ 👽⁣ ⁣ 👽⁣ ⁣ 👽⁣ ⁣ 👽⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #shiprock #shiprocknewmexico #newmexico #visitnewmexico #sonya7riii #a7riii #sonyalpha #alpha #alphamale #utahphotographer #sonyalpha7 #pictureline #picturelinepicoftheday #newmexicosunsets #newmexicosunset #sunsetoftheday #sunsetlife #hoyatough #rokinon #14mm28 #14mm #sonyfullframe #sonymirrorless

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4 weeks ago

If it weren’t for having a camera in my hand, I wouldn’t be able to show you that somehow a rain cloud targeted this massive rock and poured down on it. ⁣ ⁣ The picture still doesn’t do it justice, but it’s the best I can do. ⁣ ⁣ Just before I took this shot, a huge lightning bolt flashed directly in front of it. Sadly I had just arrived and didn’t have my camera ready. ⁣ ⁣ Maybe next time. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⛈⁣ ⁣ ⛈⁣ ⁣ ⛈⁣ ⁣ ⛈⁣ ⁣ ⛈⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #shiprock #shiprocknewmexico #newmexico #visitnewmexico #newmexicolove #newmexicoskies #newmexicosky #newmexicolife #fujixt2 #myfujifilmlegacy #fujifilm #fujifilmnorthamerica #fujilove #100400mm #telephoto #telephotolens #utahphotographer #pictureline #picturelinepicoftheday

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5 weeks ago

Sometimes you have to make the best of a moody situation. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 📷⁣ ⁣ 🌧⁣ ⁣ 📷⁣ ⁣ 🌧⁣ ⁣ 📷⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #moody #moodysunsets #moodygrams #moodyphotography #bealpha #sony70200f4 #sony70200 #a7riii #sonya7riii #moodysunset #coloradosunsets #coloradosunset #visitcolorado #twinlakescolorado #twinlakes #agameoftones #cloudymood #sonyalpha #sonyalphaa7riii #newcamerawhodis #utahphotographer

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last month

@mounttamalpaisstatepark is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. ⁣ ⁣ Where’s the most beautiful place you’ve been? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⛰⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⛰⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⛰⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⛰⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⛰⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #mttamalpais #mounttamalpais #mttam #mounttam #mttamalpaisstatepark #mounttamalpaisstatepark #californiadreaming #californiadreamin #fujixt2 #hoyatough #hoyafilter #hoyafilters #hoyafilterusa #californialandscape #400mm #cplfilter #calisunset #californiasunset #beautifulsunsets #bestsunset #bestsunsets #utahphotographer #picturelinepicoftheday #vanguardworld

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One cool thing about being an artist is that it helps you to meet other artists and you can learn and grow together. ⁣ ⁣ For this picture, I went out with @imthemobileguru and @dewey_drone and we used three drones to create 3 circles of light around this statue. It’s less perfect than I had hoped for, but it was a good learning experience and that’s just how art goes sometimes. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🚁 ⁣ ⁣ 🚁 ⁣ ⁣ 🚁 ⁣ ⁣ 🚁 ⁣ ⁣ 🚁⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #utahphotographer #utahphotography #utahtemple #ldstemple #mormontemple #moroni #lumecube #capture4cubes #fujixt2 #lighttrail #lighttrailsphotography #djimavic2pro #dronetographer #dronetography #dronelightshow #saltlakecity #saltlakecityutah #visitutah #yesvisitutah

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Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.⁣ ⁣ -Ravindranath Tagore ⁣ ⁣ In this, I hope I bring some color into every relationship I have. I hope to inspire and invoke a deeper thought and meaning to each of your lives. I also look for these qualities in the people I surround myself with. ⁣ ⁣ So, if you’re still reading this, there’s a 100% chance I see something special in you. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🚁⁣ ⁣ 🚁⁣ ⁣ 🚁⁣ ⁣ 🚁⁣ ⁣ 🚁⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #rabindranath #rabindranathtagore #rabindranath_tagore #dji #djiglobal #djimavic2 #djimavic2pro #mavic2 #mavic2pro #dronelongexposure #drone #dronephotography #dronephotographer #dronetography #dronecity #dronesofinstagram #igdrones #igdroneshots #freewell #freewellpro

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Probably a familiar site if you’ve ever been to Salt Lake City. For this image, I stood on the top of the median, and focused my shot. Then extended my tripod to nearly 7 feet, started a 10 second timer, lifted tripod way up and aimed as best as I could for a good composition. ⁣ ⁣ For holding the tripod over my head and shooting at 1/25, I think it’s pretty rad that I was able to get it to not be blurry in the dark. ⁣ ⁣ I had thought about this picture for a long time, and I don’t think you’ll find another one like it 😋 ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 📷⁣ ⁣ 📷⁣ ⁣ 📷⁣ ⁣ 📷⁣ ⁣ 📷⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #saltlakecity #saltlakecityutah #slc #slcutah #saltcity #utah #utahshots #utahphotographer #utahphotography #utahphotographers #slcdowntown #downtownslc #beautiful #utahnightlife #fujixt2 #fujilife

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1 weeks ago

Great Sand Dunes National Park. What an incredible place. I’ll definitely be going back here! Hopefully next time there will be less mosquitoes!!! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🦟 ⁣ ⁣ 🦟 ⁣ ⁣ 🦟⁣ ⁣ 🦟⁣ ⁣ 🦟⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #greatsanddunesnationalpark #greatsanddunes #greatsanddunesnps #sanddunes #sanddunesnationalpark #coloradosanddunes #fujixt2 #400mm #100400mm #telephotolens #zoomin #visitcolorado #coloradosanddunes #hoyatough #hoyafilter #hoyafilters #wavylines #coloradomountains #utahphotographer #myfujifilmlegacy

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Peter Gibbons: Let me ask you something. When you come in on Monday, and you're not feelin' real well, does anyone ever say to you, 'Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays'? Lawrence: No. No, man. Shit, no, man. I believe you'd get your ass kicked sayin' something like that, man. 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 #caseofthemondays #monday #mondaygotmelike #bear #yawning #grandtetonnationalpark #grandtetons #grandtetonnps #tetons #grandtetonnationalpark #bearinatree #cutebear #brownbear #feelingtired #utahphotographer #visitwyoming #fujixt2 #800mm #2xteleconverter

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Sometimes the most wonderful places are found where you least expect them to be. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🍁⁣ ⁣ 🍁⁣ ⁣ 🍁⁣ ⁣ 🍁⁣ ⁣ 🍁⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #canada #ohcanada #banff #visitcanada #visitbanff #banffnationalpark #banffnationalpark 🇨🇦 #fujifilm #utahphotographer #fujilove #rokinon12mm #rokinon #12mmf2 #secretcave #canadianbeauty #beautifulcanada #gtfoutside #gooutside #beautyineverything #beautyeverywhere #instagood #instabang #canadanationalparks

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July 2019

Traveled to this beautiful place in Banff National Park and met some really awesome photographers while I was there! @thewickedhunt @htophotography ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⛰⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⛰⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⛰⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⛰⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⛰⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #banff #banffnationalpark #instagood #pictureline #picturelinepicoftheday #utahphotographer #myfujifilmlegacy #fujixt2 #hoyatough #hoyafilter #hoyafilters #beautifullake #amazinglake #bluelakes #bluelake #visitcanada #visitbanff #gtfoutside #hdrphotography #hdr #hdrphoto #aeb

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July 2019

I like pretty things.

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July 2019

July 4th 2019. South Jordan, Utah. Mavic 2 Pro. You can see fireworks going off in every direction for miles!!! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🎇⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🎆⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🎇⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🎆⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🎇⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #djiglobal #djimavicpro2 #djimavic2 #djimavic2pro #mavic2 #mavic2pro #freewellpro #utahtemples #ldstemples #mormontemple #mormontemples #utahfireworks #southjordanutah #dronetography #dronevideos #pictureline #picturelinepicoftheday #utahphotographer #utahphotography #utahvideographer #utahvideography #latterdaysaints

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June 2019

The Earth is amazing and here is my best effort to show you some of the amazing things I have seen this year. I hope you enjoy it and please share it with anyone else that you think might also appreciate it. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🏔⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🏔⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🏔⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🏔⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🏔⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #timelapseart #timelapses #landscapetimelapse #gtfoutside #pictureline #picturelinepicoftheday #fujixt2 #osmopocket #djiosmopocket #hoyatough #hoyafilter #freewell #freewellpro #cinematicvideo #timelapsephotography #timelapseoftheday #instagood #utahphotographer #factorybutte #banffnationalpark #peytolake #farmingtonbay #mypocketstory #motionlapse #utahoutdoors

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June 2019

⁣ There are all kinds of paths in life. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Make sure you choose a pretty one.

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June 2019

I took over 5,000 pictures at the @ogdenmarathon It was incredibly humbling to be locked into my viewfinder, peering into the lives of each of the participants. ⁣ ⁣ There was every body type you can name and a huge range of physical levels. ⁣ ⁣ Some people were cheered on by family and friends as they crossed the finish line. ⁣ ⁣ Some of them quietly crossed and proceeded on with their day. People cried, people laughed and some people jumped for joy. ⁣ ⁣ I saw people limping and barely able to finish. I saw some vomiting and some of them collapsed and had to be helped into a wheelchair or held up by the medical staff. ⁣ ⁣ I felt tired and exhausted myself after waking up at 4:00 in the morning and then shooting for over 8 hours. It had rained and it was cold. ⁣ ⁣ My fingers and feet were numb. But most of all I felt privileged to be part of their lives even for just a moment or two. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 👟⁣ ⁣ 👟⁣ ⁣ 👟⁣ ⁣ 👟⁣ ⁣ 👟⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #ogdenmarathon #ogdenhalfmarathon #utahmarathon #ogden #ogdenutah #ogdencityutah #visitogden #visitutah #utahlife #beautahful #fujixt2 #pictureline #picturelinepicoftheday #utahphotography #utahphotographer #utahisrad #utahrunning #utahrunners #utahrunner

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