Icicles Above the West Fork of Oak Creek

Snow on West Fork Creek

It’s a rare site to see the West Fork Trail, north of Sedona, Arizona in Oak Creek Canyon, converted to such a winter wonderland.  A thick snow as shown happens only a few times a year at most. The quietness of the entire area increases exponentially with a storm like this.… Keep reading...

Grizzly Bear 399 and Cubs in Grand Teton National Park

Grizzly Bear and Cubs on Ice

This is the famous Grizzly Bear #399 of Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.  She’s here with her three cubs that she chased away to get them to go on their own just a month later. The entire Jackson Hole area has become quite fond of this particular grizzly bear for successfully raising all three cubs quite often in plain sight of visitors and locals.… Keep reading...

Great Fountain Geyser in Yellowstone National Park

Great Fountain Geyser

One of the more popular but underrated geysers in Yellowstone in the Great Fountain Geyser for its size and amazing display of color. I was hoping to see it go off, however time restrictions at the time prevented me from being able to wait around to see it, especially since it’s roughly every 9-15 hours.… Keep reading...

Thunderstorm Over Monument Valley

Mammatus Clouds Over Buttes

Monument Valley is quite a majestic place that makes you appreciate nature. Seeing a giant thunderstorm towering above it makes you fully aware just how awe-inspiring nature can truly be. With any desert landscape it’s an incredibly dramatic scene seeing an intense storm moving across it. However seeing a massive storm move over the enormous buttes of Monument Valley is an entirely different story.… Keep reading...

Fog at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim

Bright Angel Trail in Fog

Some of my favorite shots from the Grand Canyon are the ones that leave people wondering where the Grand Canyon is.  In a place where everybody takes a picture of the exact same view, it’s nice to take a picture where millions of people have taken a picture before and come away with something completely different.… Keep reading...

Yucca Plant in White Sands National Monument

Yucca Plant in Sand

The best time to visit White Sands National Monument of course is either during sunrise or sunset so that the plants cast long shadows stretching out over the dunes.  Of those two times though I’d much rather go during sunrise. While we were there at that time we saw only one other car.… Keep reading...