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Christ's Indian Paint Brush


Christ's Indian Paint Brush

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 From Hermit's Rest Road


Grand Canyon From Hermit's Rest Road

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.

Profile In Palouse


Profile In Palouse

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.

Hoodoos Bryce Canyon


Hoodoos Bryce Canyon

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...

Tufa Towers Mono Lake


Tufa Towers Mono Lake

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...

Approaching Storm Whitney Portal


Approaching Storm Whitney Portal

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

Young Joshua Tree At Quail Springs


Young Joshua Tree At Quail Springs

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.

Stormy Late Afternoon


Stormy Late Afternoon

After a series of thunderstorms had cleared, the late afternoon light and wet conditions created a wonderful effect.

Coming Together


Coming Together

A group of barrel cactus receive the last light of day in the mcdowell mountains

Desert Floor


Desert Floor

Hunts Mesa Dawn


Hunts Mesa Dawn

Red Rock Crossing


Red Rock Crossing

Sonoran Desert


Sonoran Desert

The sunset after the monsoon. Saguaro cactus scattered throughout the landscape.

Park Avenue


Park Avenue

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.

Split Rock: Near And Far


Split Rock: Near And Far

Lonely Lizard Stands Guard


Lonely Lizard Stands Guard

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.

Head Of Rocks Overlook


Head Of Rocks Overlook

Dawn. Petrified sand dunes stretch to the horizon at Forty Mile Ridge

Thunderbird Mesa


Thunderbird Mesa

Thunderbird Mesa looms over the valley floor in the late afternoon

The Lighthouse


The Lighthouse

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.

Painted Desert


Painted Desert

CALM BEFORE THE STORM

Also labeled: Landscapes, Natural Wonders, Nature

Cathedral Rock


Cathedral Rock

Also labeled: Landscapes, Nature, Red, Scenic Routes, Trees

Desert Snow


Desert Snow

Also labeled: Seasons

Tree At Shafer Overlook


Tree At Shafer Overlook

Tree at Shafer Overlook, Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

Also labeled: Landscapes, Natural Wonders

Balanced Rock


Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock, Arches National Park, Utah

Also labeled: Landscapes, Natural Wonders

Encore


Encore

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...

White Sands, Blue Sky


White Sands, Blue Sky

Also labeled: Landscapes

Hells Backbone


Hells Backbone

Sand Meets Sky


Sand Meets Sky

Abstract of the white sands and blue sky in White Sands National Park.

Cactus Skeleton


Cactus Skeleton

A dead beavertail cactus reaveals its inner skeleton structure.

Also labeled: Textures

Bryce Dawn


Bryce Dawn

Dawn at Bryce Canyon is an amazing time when the rising sun colors the hoodoos and ushers in the day.

Also labeled: Light, Natural Wonders, Nature

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