Monument Valley is located on the Arizona/Utah border. The Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park has large sandstone buttes that are famous from western movies. The West and East Mitten buttes or “The Mittens”, are the highest point in the park. The West being 6176 feet or 1882 meters in elevation, while the East is a… Read More MONUMENT VALLEY
The Wasatch Mountain range is about 160 miles long and runs through parts of Utah and Idaho. They lie on the western edge of the Rocky Mountains and the eastern edge of the Great Basin. This range is a water source and home to much flora and fauna. Here are a few photos from an early fall… Read More IN THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS
On a recent road trip, I was in southeastern Utah, a desert area with canyons, arches, and red rocks. Being late summer, sunflowers were blooming everywhere along the two lane roadside I was on. Here are two photos from that day. I especially like the one that caught the bees in flight.
Far in the distance, a dark spec is in the sky above the canyon. This spec takes shape as the figure comes closer. A massive black bird soars, getting larger and larger into view. The head is red and the underwings have white triangle patches. This huge, beautiful and ugly, yet graceful bird, flew over… Read More UPTURN OF AN ENDANGERED VULTURE