Rainbows over Marble Canyon during probably the last of the monsoon storms for this year.
Taken at Marble Canyon Arizona
The images below shot last week along the Arizona/Utah border show buttes, plateaus and mesas, geologic land forms that permeate America’s Desert Southwest. In general terms, buttes are smaller than mesas and mesas are smaller than plateaus. Buttes were probably once mesas but shrunk in size due to erosion. Plateaus are bigger than both mesas and buttes. But specific sizes of each land form are not normally defined.
Sunlight penetrates clouds from a passing thunderstorm, producing sunbeams along Marble Canyon in Northern Arizona.
Milky Way shots captured near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, including one with nearby lightning.
At the Kaibab National Forest, adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim. At an elevation between eight to 9,000 feet, Autumn arrives early. The Aspens were just beginning to change colors and should be at full color around the first of October. But small pockets couldn’t wait.
While mountain biking this week near Gooseberry Mesa in Southern Utah, I captured some pics over a few evenings of the changing colors of the flora and the sunsets.
As you can see in this video, the Milky Way moves during the night along with other unidentified flying objects. Shot near The Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona. Watch in HiDef at Full Screen.
Not only is the Milky Way apparent in the sky, but so are the Sacred Datura Flowers that bloom through the night. Shot on different nights in Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah
Along the Arizona Trail in the Kaibab National Forest. Watch in HiDef at Full Screen.