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.
Storm clouds appear over Cathedral Valley at Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
The finer details of Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park.
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!
Weather conditions were ripe for producing rainbows last Saturday.
Recent snow has completely engulfed The Pine Valley Mountains in Southern Utah, just north of St. George. The arctic white peaks are quite a contrast to the parched desert sagebrush in the lower elevations. Signal Peak is the highest point here at 10,365 feet. This range is located within Dixie National Forest and is about 40 miles west of Zion National Park.
A nice thunderstorm rolled through Zion Country the other day before sunset, setting up some nice light.
Recent rainstorms have produced dramatic skies and flowering Prickly Pear Cactus here in Southern Utah. Next post will showcase images from the surreal Wahweap Hoodoos.
Spring has sprung in Zion as it was 78F today. The cactus here usually flower starting in May. Here’s some images of other vegetation prominent in the park. Look for future posts detailing the many species of flora here in the park. There are more than 900 varieties of plants here mainly due to its vast elevation changes.