Those who are readers of the POP PHOTO monthly feature, Nature, are familiar with the breathtaking landscapes of shooter Tim Fitzharris. To see them in a way that truly does them justice, fans will want to check out Big Sky: Wild West Panorama, a collection of 72 15x11 panoramic photographs of the North American West. Taken in 13 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces, these images are a kind of best-of-the-best Fitzharris, compiled over the span of 20 years of exploration and meticulous picture-taking. For those who have never witnessed waves crashing against the rock formations at Garapata Beach, Calif., the mist rising off of Moraine Lake through the Wenkchemna Peaks in Alberta, or the truly iridescent reflections of sunset on the still water off Ruby Beach, Big Sky is possibly the nearest-most-beautiful way to see them after reality. And for residents or travelers of the western region who want to learn how to capture a little of the glory of twilight at Mohave Point, Ariz., or the full color spectacle of spring bloom on the Salt Flats in Utah, Fitzharris shares techniques and tips he's gathered from his experiences within the pages. With seven sections (one for each major region, including Canyon Lands, Rocky Mountains, Pacific Coast and others), Fitzharris' book runs the full gamut of truly radiant things you can expect to see if, like the photographer, you have the means, lighting savvy, and wherewithal to set out in search of natural beauty with a load of equipment in an RV. If not, diving into these pages is a good momentary escape from city or suburban life.