Jason Rothmeyer Skater Profile
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Hometown: Long Beach CA, Stance: Regular, Age: 41, Status: Pro
Last Update: Friday, May 31, 2013 Submit an Update
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Sunset photo mission in Death Valley today on the salt flats. Not a ton of color but a super awesome spot. Heading up the 395 tomorrow to maybe hit Mono Lake in the snow and shoot the sierras. My first landscape only mission. Hoping @sethdedoes teaches me something. #casualhiker #ridgemontoutfitters @ridgemont_outfitters
Heading to Costa Rica in 4 weeks. I know exactly where to find these Red and Green Poison Frogs like this one I found in 2010. There's a stream that runs deep down a hill below where we stay there that I can find these dudes. As much as I like exploring new places, going back to familiar ones is also just as exciting. You already know where to go!
Apologies to nature fans...short break for skateboarding @worldsbestdad 1988. The end of the jump ramp era and early grabs...but one of my favorite times. I would say @markniznisbet photo but he's creepin in the background. I'm going to say @rm_pastry took this then. Cure shirt, tan Dockers, Vans hi tops...that was my kit. Skateboarding rules always and forever.
The only bobcat I've been able to photograph. Saw this bad boy down in Anza-Borrego in 2012. I hiked to the top of this small stream and it was there drinking. Luckily it's head was down and it didn't see me. So I slowly raised my camera and shot off a few clicks. I was only about 10 feet away and eventually it figured out something was weird and bailed. Can't wait to see a mountain lion someday...maybe just not as close.
This photo of mating Blue-footed Booby's seemed fitting for Valentine's Day. They have this crazy routine where the male will pick up these sticks and present them to the female. If she likes how he presents them or their arrangement, then it's on! If not....then he's rolling solo. It seems so random because the sticks aren't used to build a nest or anything...just symbolic. Like a wedding ring I guess...ha. No real function. Good thing my wife doesn't care about what ring she got.
Only the 2nd Tiger Rattlesnake I've ever found was this past summer in Az. Very cool patterns on these guys. This one was very small. Some guys asked us if they could "keep it" when we were done shooting photos because they were reptile breeders from Texas. We politely declined and scooted it off the road out of sight after we were done.
Busy day at the feeder...this is in Ecuador about 2 hours outside Quito in the cloud forest at a reserve called Paz De Las Aves. I think at one point there's 8 species of hummingbirds in one frame during this video. It's got incredible diversity there. I don't shoot a ton of video but was going through some old ones and figured I would put this up.
One of my last times shooting on film before going all digital was this trip to Alaska in 2007. Kayaking around Valdez and Shoup Glacier. Cruising around these awesome colored chunks of glacial ice is so sick. I need to get back up there this summer. Who's down? @mfrazier72 @anthonyfurlong @nate_e_poo
Saw this bad boy in Az about 2 years ago. It's a Coatamindi (Coati for short). They're pretty common in central and south america...much like a really cool looking raccoon. In the US they exist in a few mountain ranges in Southern Arizona, the furthest that Coati's come north. I was so hyped to see one in AZ.
Comet Hale-Bopp from 1997. I went out to Joshua Tree about 3 or 4 times to view and shoot photos of this comet when it was most visible back then. It was so awesome to look at and was visible as soon as the sun went down, making for some cool sunset colored comet photos. I like how the b&w ones turned out though. Then some crazy dude decided to put on some purple Nike's and try to hitch a ride on the comet and ruined all the fun #heavensgate
Booted Racket-tail hummingbird from Bellavista Cloud Forest in Ecuador. One of the coolest looking hummingbirds I've seen. They've got a crazy long forked tail with those paddles on them and super feathered "boots" on their feet. Did I keep your bird interest @worldsbestdad ? Sorry for all the skate posts before this.
Every once in a while humans pop up in my photos...it's a rare sight. I'm in Salt Lake city and it feels so cold since its been 80 at home in Long Beach. But not as cold as back in 2003 when I went up to Alaska in the winter. -35 or lower and my wife had some nice icecicles on her eyelashes. Apologies to @worldsbestdad for no birds/lizards in this post. Next time for sure.
Thanks @cortizphoto for my favorite ad photo from back in 1993. Skinny as hell with a yellow afro...those were the days. A couple funny things about this photo. I was on @foundationskateboards at the time but was riding a Planet Earth Mark Wyndham deck here. Swank was super bummed on that, I can see why now. Ha. Sorry Tod. This spot ruled so hard. Mesa View in HB. @tempster_returns had tons of footage over the years there. One of my favorite spots ever.
It's really hard to get up close to a sloth...They're almost always asleep and way high up in the trees. I shot this from the swimming pool of the place we stay at in Costa Rica (Shelter From the Storm villas). They once had a sloth come down from the trees, cruise across their patio and try to climb up a small potted tree. It tipped over obviously leaving the sloth confused.
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