There is a reason that the Mittens in Monument Valley were John Wayne’s favorite place to film. Don’t ever let yourself sleep through a sunrise if you happen to make it here.
If you take the Subway in Zion, you’ll see the beauty that repetition creates. If you do it in the Fall, you’re in for a treat.
Cowboys in Bryce Canyon
Sometimes timing is everything. I saw a horseback riding tour moving through and had my telephoto lenses on and was lucky enough to come up with a classic Western Feel in this amazing park.
Dark Horse vs. Watchmen in Zion
If you look close you can see what looks like a “prancing pony” in the Milky Way. This is the darkest part of our nebula that they call the “dark horse” You can only catch this lighting in Southern Utah.
Grand Tetons Crest Trail
After backpacking 35+ miles in the back country of the Tetons, the view is that much sweeter.
Hot Dogs in the Desert.
The newest member of our squad, Charlie the dog has been an amazing add on.
With views like this around every turn, its no wonder I have no interest traveling outside of the Southwest for a while..
Desert Big Horn Sheep at the Wave
As if the amazing views of "The Wave" outside Kanab, Utah wasn't enough. I spotted a herd of big horn sheep enjoying the sunrise on the ledge and climbed up for a closer look. The early bird, cathes the big horn herd on this particular morning.
Exploring the Wave
In my opinion the most unique desert landscape in the world. The south Coyote Buttes on the Utah/Arizona line. We caught this photo early in the morning. We had to drive/hike through the night so didn’t get any sleep but were rewarded with amazing lighting. Tired Michelle in the photo.
Observing Angel's Landing in Zion National Park
I was fortunate enough to be able to camp near Observation Point and catch an amazing sunrise, and these early bird hikers that look like ants, inching along Angel’s Landing’s Iconic Spine.
Havasu Falls of Havasupai
Milky Way over Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon. Havasupai is one of fastest growing Summer Adventure and for good reason. This backpacking trip inspired me to get a camera and start exploring my own country as much as possible. I shot this with just a Canon Rebel T3i a few years ago in 2015.
White Pocket Sunrise
We probbably won't be alive by the time we get to Mars, White Pocket in Arizona is the next best thing.
These Canyons in Canyonlands National Park are home to me. Growing up only an hour away in Bears Ears area I’ve fallen in love with the landscape. Today i’m frequently going on white water trips to understand from a new prospective.
Your mittens are on fire..
I was lucky enough to catch one of the Wild South West's greatest icons (from my hotel balcony ) during this fantastic sunrise in Monument Valley.
Sunrise at the Wave
one of my favorite desert scenes in the southwest. Northern Arizona is full of views that make you feel like you've stepped onto Mars.