Galen Rowell, 61, Mountaineer and Nature Photographer, Is Dead

Galen Rowell, a photographer known for sumptuous color pictures of the remotest corners of the earth, died on Sunday in a plane crash outside Bishop, Calif. His wife, Barbara Cushman Rowell, was also killed.

This is sad. Ann bought me one of his books (pictures from the North and South arctic regions) some years back and the pictures are stunning.