Tequila Sunset

Arizona Tequila Sunset

Saguaro cactus are silhouetted by a beautiful sunset on a monsoon day at Gates Pass in Tucson. Catalog ID: 5D102-3468-3472b Return to the Southwest Scenes gallery.

Wall Street Petroglyphs

Wall Street Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs on “Wall Street” along the Colorado River in Moab, Utah. Catalog ID: 107-9992 Return to the Southwest Scenes gallery.

Storm Brewing Over Cave Creek Canyon

Storm Brewing Over Cave Creek Canyon

A colorful sunset lights up the monsoon storm clouds above Cave Creek Canyon and Portal, Arizona. Catalog ID: 5D102-3146-3149 Return to the Southwest Scenes gallery.

The Mokee Dugway

The Mokee Dugway

Don’t look down!The view from the top of the Mokee Dugway. Catalog ID: 5D100-5734 Return to the Southwest Scenes gallery.

Mt Hood Rises Above the Mist

Mt Hood Rises Above the Mist

A misty morning on the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge in Sherwood, Oregon. Catalog ID: 286-8679 Return to the Pacific Northwest gallery.

Rainbow Bridge 1981 – Water Under the Bridge

Rainbow Bridge 1981 - Water Under the Bridge

Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Lake Powell was high enough that it reached up to Rainbow Bridge, so there was water under the bridge. Boat docks were located close to the bridge, so it was a short walk to view it. Because of the long drought, it’s been many years since this has happened. … Read more

Fiery Dawn at Horseshoe Bend

Glen Canyon - Fiery Dawn at Horseshoe Bend - 5D101-2681-2719

Just outside of Page Arizona on the Colorado River, there’s a little dirt parking lot that doesn’t look like much. But if you park here, and walk up and over the sandy hill for about 3/4 mile, you’ll see an amazing scene – Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River. You’ll be standing at the edge … Read more

Summer Monsoon Clearing

Grand Canyon - Summer Monsoon Clearing - 1DM3-102-1498-1522vv

The warm rocks of the Grand Canyon let off steam as a summer monsoon storm clears out. Catalog ID: 1DM3-102-1498-1522vv Return to the Grand Canyon gallery.

Sunrise in Canyonlands

Sunrise in Canyonlands - 5D100-6409-6415s1

Mesa Arch at dawn in Canyonlands National Park. Catalog ID: 5D100-6409-6415s1 Return to the Canyonlands gallery.

Enchanted Purple Sunrise

Enchanted Purple Sunrise - 5D100-4482

For some reason, sunrise is always colorful in New Mexico. Maybe that’s why they call it the “Land of Enchantment.” This sunrise scene is at the main impoundment at Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, near Socorro. The many snow geese, ducks, and sandhill cranes in the distance make this a “birdscape.” Catalog ID: 5D100-4482 … Read more

Vermilion Flycatcher

Vermilion Flycatcher 105-9495

Someone at the Wings Over Wilcox bird festival told me I could find Vermilion Flycatchers at Whitewater Draw, which was all the inspiration I needed to go check it out. I hoped I might see some, and maybe get a photo or two. But things were really going my way and I found this one … Read more

Vermilion Flycatcher Landing on Twig

Vermilion Flycatcher Landing on Twig - 1DM3100-9475

A Vermilion Flycatcher finds a perch on a twig. Here is a classic example of what you can do when you understand the habits of a bird species. Flycatchers often return to the same perch over and over again in between capturing bugs to eat. So when I noticed this Vermilion Flycatcher repeatedly returning to … Read more

Vermilion Flycatcher in Mesquite

Vermilion Flycatcher in Mesquite 106-7871

San Pedro House in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area is a good place to find many different kinds of birds. Although many of the birds come to the feeders, the Vermilion Flycatcher catches all of its meals in the adjacent field, then comes to perch in the tree next to the house. This … Read more

Hermit Thrush With a Berry

Hermit Thrush With a Berry - 108-2136

In a secluded thicket near Page Springs in the Verde Valley, I first spotted this Hermit Thrush plucking berries from a bush that was covered in fruit. I also found a Spotted Towhee eating from the same bush, and a small group of Javelina came through the area while I was there. This image is … Read more

Young Owls Nest at Hospital Entrance

Young Owls Nest at Hospital Entrance - 108-6655

Young Great Horned Owls in their nest above the entrance to the Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood, Arizona. The Great Horned Owl chicks in this image are known in Cottonwood, Arizona as the “hospital owls.” For several years, owls have nested in the eaves above the entryway to the hospital. I made this image … Read more

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