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Sand Snake


Sand Snake

Early morning light on Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California. These dunes are home to five unique species of plants found only here. Less than 30 seconds after I took this picture, a jet from China Lake Naval Air Station came...

My New Friend


My New Friend

I met this small rattlesnake, about 2.5 to 3 feet long, on the side of a road in northern Nevada. He was very focused, but his actions were entirely defensive. He never struck, even as I picked him up with a hiking pole and moved him away from the...

Moonrise With A Promise


Moonrise With A Promise

This winter I went out to the desert in search of answers to some important life decisions I was going to make. Looking over the expansive horizon awaiting the moonrise, I asked for a confirmation that I was moving in the right direction. On this...

Moon Burn


Moon Burn

Elevated blind that barely survived the west Texas grass fires of mid- April 2011. Fires left behind a scorched moonscape.

Nomadic Tribe


Nomadic Tribe

The Kuchi Nomads have been roaming these parts since the days of Genghis Khan. In the past few weeks I have noticed them coming close to my camp headed West.

Desert Cottontail Ready For Easter !


Desert Cottontail Ready For Easter !

Nature's Watercolors


Nature's Watercolors

This is The Painted Desert in Arizona. The colors are spectacular.

Building A Nest


Building A Nest

Swallowtail


Swallowtail

Cactus Bloom


Cactus Bloom

Lost Horse Canyon

Pipe Organ, Colorado National Monument


Pipe Organ, Colorado National Monument

The Pipe Organ formation in Colorado National Monument.

Orange Dragonfly


Orange Dragonfly

In a country where there is nothing but harsh rocky mountains with an odd smattering of dusty shrubs and virtually no water; it is a small wonder to find an oasis with a pool of fresh clean mountain water containing the most beautiful orange and blue...

My Land


My Land

Collared lizard advertising his territory.

Antelope Canyon


Antelope Canyon

Kids Herding Sheep.


Kids Herding Sheep.

Ants


Ants

Two ants carrying a pice of dried fruit up a wall.

Dust Devil


Dust Devil

I'm currently in Afghanistan working as a U.S. contractor and enjoying my new Canon 7D.

Burst Of Light


Burst Of Light

Desert Evening Primrose


Desert Evening Primrose

Desert (or Gumbo) Evening Primrose, on sandstone scree on the SE flanks of the Pryor Mountains, just outside of Bighorn Canyon NRA

Desert Evening Primrose


Desert Evening Primrose

Desert (or Gumbo) Evening Primrose, on sandstone scree on the SE flanks of the Pryor Mountains, just outside of Bighorn Canyon NRA

Also labeled: Blooms, Exotic Places, Nature

Desert Bloom


Desert Bloom

Also labeled: Blooms, Landscapes, Light, Nature, Seasons

Poppies


Poppies

Also labeled: Blooms, Light, Nature, Seasons

Desert 5 Spot


Desert 5 Spot

Wild flowers were blooming in Death Valley because of the recent rains. You have to look carefully though, many are so small they are easy to miss.

Also labeled: Blooms

Grand Canyon


Grand Canyon

A view from about, 35,000 feet.

Plainview Cactus


Plainview Cactus

Taken in the parking lot of a restaurant on an overcast day in early June. I always carry a camera with me so when I saw this I did a (legal) u-turn and snapped this shot.

Also labeled: Blooms, Nature

Lake From The Hill Top


Lake From The Hill Top

A look down from the mountain top top gives you a feel of the arrid desert interior of British Columbia yet also the comfort of knowing cool water is close at hand.

Also labeled: Landscapes, Water

Lake From The Hill Top


Lake From The Hill Top

A look down from the mountain top top gives you a feel of the arrid desert interior of British Columbia yet also the comfort of knowing cool water is close at hand.

Also labeled: Landscapes, Water

Yucca Flowers


Yucca Flowers

A small critters view of a yucca flower.

Desert Splendor


Desert Splendor

Also labeled: Blooms, Nature, Scenic Routes

Fremont's Pincushion


Fremont's Pincushion

Close up of a Fremont's Pincushion framed by a bit of Desert Sand Verbena.

Also labeled: Blooms, Nature

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