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Monsoon Colors


Monsoon Colors

A summer monsoon storm hits the desert north of Flagstaff, Arizona.

Zion Cottonwood Tree


Zion Cottonwood Tree

This Zion National Park cottonwood tree is a "survivor." It grew up in the bottom of a wash where thunderstorms send torrents of water carrying away most everything in the stream. I have returned here year after year and the tree is like an old...

First Light At Mesa Arch


First Light At Mesa Arch

After a long night of shooting at a special location in the Canyonlands, I made my way to the parking lot of Mesa Arch. Finally getting everything organized, I fell asleep at 2 am in the back of the hot rod. I quickly realized that 5:15 am comes too...

Toroweap Late Eve.


Toroweap Late Eve.

I've been wanting to come out to this area for a long time, but never had the vehicle to do it in... just how crazy am I about photography??? Traded in my car for a Jeep Wrangler... This area is only accesible by traveling 1 of 3 dirt roads... I took...

Winter Sunrise On Manley Beacon In Death Valleynational Park


Winter Sunrise On Manley Beacon In Death Valleynational Park

Winter in Death Vally is special because of the low sunb angle which reults in some very powerful sunrises and sunsets. The early morning at Zabriskie Point can be chilly and sometimes windy but, as wediscovered, the results are well worth the...

Rainbow


Rainbow

This was the second June I've been in the area, and each time I see a rainbow. I wasn't there last summer, but I'm hoping I'll be in the McCullough Peaks HMA sometime in the future.

Burning Sunset


Burning Sunset

Taken near Carlsbad, New Mexico before an intense summer storm.

Far Reaching Canyon


Far Reaching Canyon

We were hiking in the Arches National Park and this overlook was breathtaking. Glad my camera was able to capture the full affect of it.

Desert Sunset


Desert Sunset

Rising Sun


Rising Sun

Desert Dew


Desert Dew

I found this plant covered in dew, shortly after a late summer monsoon thunderstorm finished raining down on the valley. The ambient morning light along with rain gear and patience were all that was required.

Fire Lines


Fire Lines

View from the trail to The Fire Wave, Valley of Fire State Park, Overton, Navada

Red Sand Ripples


Red Sand Ripples

View from Rainbow Vista, Valley of Fire State Park, Overton, Navada

Spring Has Sprung


Spring Has Sprung

Arizona is amazingly beautiful especially in spring after a wet winter.

Ship Of The Desert


Ship Of The Desert

Vermillion Rocks


Vermillion Rocks

Sunset In Calimesa


Sunset In Calimesa

Rain began to fall all around this gigantic hole in the sky. Such a contrast of events. In the distance are the San Timoteo Hills.

Orange Glory


Orange Glory

This is Snow Canyon in the morning on a hike called, The Piano. The sun only came out for about 10 minutes, but it was enough to get this orange glorious color.

Buttermilk Dawn


Buttermilk Dawn

Looking east from the main road in Buttermilk Valley toward the rising sun we happened on this striking example of god beams.

Headed Home


Headed Home

A Sandhill Crane heads to the roost at dusk in a stitched multiple exposure.

Sunflowers


Sunflowers

Fall Sunflowers along the base of the dunes. Besides the natural lines created by the dunes, the clouds added extra light dimensions, filtering the sun.

Hunting Harris Hawk


Hunting Harris Hawk

Harris hawk looking for a meal.

Also labeled: Animals, Nature, Wildlife

Dove Fight


Dove Fight

Whitewing doves arguing over a preferred cactus.

Also labeled: Animals, Nature, Wildlife

Mono Lake September Storm


Mono Lake September Storm

About 1/2 hour before sunset an active storm on the east side of Mono Lake produced a rainbow along with several rain chutes.

Also labeled: Landscapes, Light, Nature, Sun & Sky, Water

Little Pollinator


Little Pollinator

After the summer, the fall desert comes to bloom and bees once again sing their chorus and dance upon fresh air and flowers.

Also labeled: Blooms, Green, Nature, Seasons

Morning In The Field


Morning In The Field

Also labeled: Textures

Countryside


Countryside

A Stony Skull


A Stony Skull

Also labeled: Natural Wonders, Textures

Padre Canyon, Lake Powell, Arizona


Padre Canyon, Lake Powell, Arizona

While vacationing at Lake Powell in late spring, we experienced rain showers. This scene was taken from the back of a houseboat about 10 minutes after the sun had set.

Sunset With The Hoodoos


Sunset With The Hoodoos

Sunset at Sunset Point. Bryce National Park. Bryce, Utah

Also labeled: Light, Natural Wonders, Seasons

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