Monsoonal thunderstorms visited the Gooseberry Mesa area near Zion National Park, Utah. The play with sunlight and landscape produced some dramatic scenes. These images and more are available for purchase as prints or downloadable files at Latest Images at Dawn 2 Dawn Photography
Lake Powell has more shoreline than the United States’ entire Pacific Ocean Coastline. Approximately 2,200 miles of it. Pictured here are only a few miles of it but it’s pretty cool. The lake’s water level changes throughout the year as its primary source, the Colorado River, provides more water via snow melt in the Rockies.
With a foot or two of fresh snow, Bryce Canyon National Park was a required venture. The hoodoos never looked better. The weather forecast called for a high of 20 degrees(F) with a windchill of minus 22, so I quickly took care of business.
Located within Vermilion Cliffs National Monument on the Utah/ Arizona border, this landscape is one of a kind. Sandstone anomalies produced through millions of years of erosion has given this place its look. And its not easy to get to especially on a cold, windy day.
State Route 12 is another scenic highway in Southern Utah. It is listed as one of Utah’s Scenic Byways. It starts near Capitol Reef National Park, ascends the Dixie National Forest to an elevation nearing 10,000 feet, and ends near Bryce Canyon National Park. Here’s just a few images I took when I traveled Highway 12 a few weeks ago.
Highway 24 is a fascinating stretch of remoteness and anomalies. I’ve never been to Mars but images of its landscape are remindful of the sandstone quirks along Highway 24.
These badlands border the Paria River in Southern Utah.
The aptly name Nautilus is an unusual rock formation carved by erosion in Southern Utah.
Also known in geologic terms as the Chinle Formation located at Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. This spot is located at the old Paria Movie Set where The Outlaw Josie Wales was filmed. I half expected Clint Eastwood to come walking out of the landscape. These were shot an hour or two before sunset and with the clouds, made for some great light!
While out photographing autumn colors in Southern Utah, I realized I was a stone’s throw from Bryce Canyon National Park. And sunset was close with a nearly full moon rising. These were all shot from the incomparable Inspiration Point.