Christ’s Indian Paintbrush - (Castilleja christii) is a showy, yellow flowered perennial endemic to subalpine meadow and sagebrush habitats in the upper elevations of the Albion Mountains, Cassia County, Idaho. This species is known from only a single...
Grand Canyon & Colorado River Late afternoon sunlight, patches of snow and red sandstone add to the composition. Photograph was taken along the Hermit's Rest Road which is located on the South Rim of the canyon.
The smoke from a fire the previous day had filled the sky with a haze. This made the picture by the sunset turning the sky into a pink to blue contrasting horizon.
Little Wolf Art Gallery This is another one of those photos that have no direct sunlight. The sun had just risen in the morning sky and parts of Bryce Canyon were still in shade. I chose this type of light in order to bring out details that would...
It is an unusual picture of Mono Lake in that most photographers (me included) like to go for the dramatic cloud effect shots of this lake. I saw a chance to capture a quieter, pastoral side of her. I see now that the lake has risen considerably...
Very early sunrise with a Winter storm blowing across the Sierra Nevada Range. The sun's rays had not yet reached the valley floor. Photo was taken from the Alabama Hills near Whitney Portal
Sunrise is the best time to see the fantastic rock and plant formations being doused with the brilliant warm light of this high desert park.
After a series of thunderstorms had cleared, the late afternoon light and wet conditions created a wonderful effect.
A group of barrel cactus receive the last light of day in the mcdowell mountains
The sunset after the monsoon. Saguaro cactus scattered throughout the landscape.
I was looking for low contrast shots during the high noon hours. The red rocks are reflect a lot of light and I was able to shoot this shaded slick rock formation.
The Greater earless lizard sits atop his resting place looking at the beautiful rock formation on the second mile of the canyon trail to the Lighthouse.
Dawn. Petrified sand dunes stretch to the horizon at Forty Mile Ridge
Thunderbird Mesa looms over the valley floor in the late afternoon
The famous Lighthouse rock formation in Palo duro Canyon. After the end of a 4 mile hike in 125 degree canyon floor temperature, up and close view of Mother Nature's sculpture from thousands of years ago.
CALM BEFORE THE STORM
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Tree at Shafer Overlook, Canyonlands National Park, Utah.
Balanced Rock, Arches National Park, Utah
Only in the summer time will you get light like this. The monsoon storms kick up a heavy brew of clouds that create the perfect formula for dramatic sunsets. I saw the sporadic light changing all around and quickly found a suitable composition with...
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Abstract of the white sands and blue sky in White Sands National Park.
A dead beavertail cactus reaveals its inner skeleton structure.
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Dawn at Bryce Canyon is an amazing time when the rising sun colors the hoodoos and ushers in the day.
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