Night Through the Dragon's Teeth
Night Through the Dragon's Teeth
Windswept at Midnight
Windswept at Midnight
Antelope's Volcano
Antelope's Volcano
Cold Winter's Night
Cold Winter's Night
Orion Setting Skidoo
Orion Setting Skidoo
Antelope's Passage into Night
Antelope's Passage into Night
The Ancients by an Asteroid's Light
The Ancients by an Asteroid's Light
The Milky Way & The Toadstool Patch
The Milky Way & The Toadstool Patch
Night Through the Dragon's Breath
Night Through the Dragon's Breath
The Milky Way Over Elephant Arch
The Milky Way Over Elephant Arch
The Sentinels of Devil's Garden Face The Milky Way
The Sentinels of Devil's Garden Face The Milky Way
The Lady in the Crack at Night
The Lady in the Crack at Night
Night Through the Antelope's Chimney
Night Through the Antelope's Chimney
The Milky Way Over The Racetrack
The Milky Way Over The Racetrack
Slowy, They Sail
Slowy, They Sail
 The Milky Way Over the King Toadstool
The Milky Way Over the King Toadstool
The Milky Way at a Crossroads Over The Racetrack
The Milky Way at a Crossroads Over The Racetrack
Racetrack Playa Under the Milky Way
Racetrack Playa Under the Milky Way
Racetrack Vortex
Racetrack Vortex
The Witch's Tree at Midnight
The Witch's Tree at Midnight
Ancients Among the Ancient
Ancients Among the Ancient
Night Through the Rock Curtain
Night Through the Rock Curtain
'Ancient Bristlecone Star Trails
'Ancient Bristlecone Star Trails
The Dragon Rises at Night
The Dragon Rises at Night
Canyon Skylight
Canyon Skylight
Canyon with a View
Canyon with a View
Moonlit Milky Way Over Horseshoe Bend
Moonlit Milky Way Over Horseshoe Bend
Night Through the Dragon's Teeth
Night Through the Dragon's TeethSlot canyons are a different world at night. When illuminated from within instead of from light filtered from above, Antelope Canyon's sculpted walls of Navajo Sandstone reveal a their true nature and form. Add in a glimpse of the Colorado Plateau's star-filled dark night skies as revealed here through the Dragon's Teeth and the canyon becomes otherworldly.
Windswept at Midnight
Windswept at MidnightHigh in the White Mountains of California, this dead, windswept Bristlecone Pine stands below the Milky Way in Patriarch's Grove. The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest holds the largest groves of Great Basin Bristlecone Pines (Pinus longaeva) in the world. The oldest of these slow-growing trees is nearly 5,000 years old, which still does not begin to rival the age of the stars and the universe.
Antelope's Volcano
Antelope's VolcanoIn the Dog Days of Summer, the Milky Way rises high above the entrance to Upper Antelope Canyon where it looks like a plume of steam and ash rising above a volcano.
Cold Winter's Night
Cold Winter's NightAfter one of the biggest snowstorms in recent memory for Zion National Park, a cold and cloudless night’s sky revealed a canopy of stars as the moonlight paints the sandstone cliffs that are the iconic feature of the park.
Orion Setting Skidoo
Orion Setting SkidooOrion glows brightly over the ruins of Skidoo, a derelict mine in Death Valley National Park.
Antelope's Passage into Night
Antelope's Passage into NightLooking north from inside through the opening of Upper Antelope Canyon at night reveals an ocean of stars. The American Southwest features some of the darkest night skies in the world. For many, a visit to the region is the first time they truly witnessing the full expanse of the universe the surrounds us.
The Ancients by an Asteroid's Light
The Ancients by an Asteroid's LightThe Milky Way rises above a landscape of ancient Bristlecone Pines illuminated by the green light of an exploding asteroid. The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest holds the largest groves of Great Basin Bristlecone Pines (Pinus longaeva) in the world. The oldest of these slow-growing trees is nearly 5,000 years old, which still does not begin to rival the age of the stars and the universe.
The Milky Way & The Toadstool Patch
The Milky Way & The Toadstool PatchWithin the Paria Rimrocks of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument along U.S. Hwy 89, the landscape is dotted with hoodoos know as The Toadstools. These hoodoos are carved in the Entrada Sandstone – from wind-blown sand dunes during the Middle Jurassic Period – and often capped with rocks from the Dakota Formation eroding down from the tops of the nearby cliffs. On a clear, star filled summer night, the Milky Way rises above the most impressive of the toadstools, one I have come to call the King Toadstool for how it towers above the rest and it is perched at the edge of an overhang in the landscape.
Night Through the Dragon's Breath
Night Through the Dragon's BreathSlot canyons are a different world at night. When illuminated from within instead of from light filtered from above, Antelope Canyon's sculpted walls of Navajo Sandstone reveal a their true nature and form. Add in a glimpse of the Colorado Plateau's star-filled dark night skies as revealed here through the Dragon's Teeth and the canyon becomes otherworldly.
The Milky Way Over Elephant Arch
The Milky Way Over Elephant ArchWell known on the Colorado Plateau is the Navajo Sandstone - the petrified sand dunes of the ancient Navajo Erg approximately 190 million years ago. But, the Navajo Erg extended beyond the Colorado Plateau; in southern Nevada these petrified sand dunes are known as Aztec Sandstone. In Valley of Fire State Park, the Aztec Sandstone is exposed in patches throughout the park where it erodes into arches and pockets, etc. In the summer, The Milky Way rises over Elephant Arch.
The Sentinels of Devil's Garden Face The Milky Way
The Sentinels of Devil's Garden Face The Milky WayDevil's Garden in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a unique area of hoodoos and arches formed in the Entrada Formation. These three sentinels stand high on a dome of sandstone where they can watch The Milky Way travel across the night sky.
The Lady in the Crack at Night
The Lady in the Crack at NightLooking out through the opening of Upper Antelope Canyon at night reveals an ocean of stars.
Night Through the Antelope's Chimney
Night Through the Antelope's ChimneyLooking up through the curving walls of Navajo Sandstone in Upper Antelope Canyon at night, a sliver of stars shine down from the night's sky.
The Milky Way Over The Racetrack
The Milky Way Over The RacetrackThe path of sailing stones converge under the Milky Way on Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park. Having fallen to the playa from a nearby ridge, these stones sit idle until winter conditions are just right - a balance of standing water, mud, and ice - are pushed by the winds that can, at times, howl through the pass and across the playa.
Slowy, They Sail
Slowy, They SailEven at night under the Milky Way, the sailing stones of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park are not likely to be caught in the act of moving across the playa. Having fallen to the playa from a nearby ridge, these stones sit idle until winter conditions are just right - a balance of standing water, mud, and ice - are pushed by the winds that can, at times, howl through the pass and across the playa.
 The Milky Way Over the King Toadstool
The Milky Way Over the King ToadstoolWithin the Paria Rimrocks of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument along U.S. Hwy 89, the landscape is dotted with hoodoos know as The Toadstools. These hoodoos are carved in the Entrada Sandstone – from wind-blown sand dunes during the Middle Jurassic Period – and often capped with rocks from the Dakota Formation eroding down from the tops of the nearby cliffs. On a clear, star filled summer night, the Milky Way rises above the most impressive of the toadstools, one I have come to call the King Toadstool for how it towers above the rest and it is perched at the edge of an overhang in the landscape.
The Milky Way at a Crossroads Over The Racetrack
The Milky Way at a Crossroads Over The RacetrackThe Racetrack of Death Valley National Park is one of just a few places where conditions are just right for the mystery of the sailing rocks. When the playa is wet and muddy in the winter and winds howl down from the surrounding mountains, rocks that have fallen down onto the playa from a nearby ridge are pushed along the surface leaving behind tracks that remain as the mud dries into summer when the Milky Way rises high above the park.
Racetrack Playa Under the Milky Way
Racetrack Playa Under the Milky WayThe sailing stones of Racetrack Playa, in Death Valley, are scattered around the valley. Having fallen to the playa from a nearby ridge, these stones sit idle until winter conditions are just right - a balance of standing water, mud, and ice - are pushed by the winds that can, at times, howl through the pass and across the playa.
Racetrack Vortex
Racetrack VortexLooking north from Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, the night's sky rotates around the north star above a sailing stone at a fork in the road. The sailing stones of Racetrack Playa, in Death Valley, are scattered around the valley. Having fallen to the playa from a nearby ridge, these stones sit idle until winter conditions are just right - a balance of standing water, mud, and ice - are pushed by the winds that can, at times, howl through the pass and across the playa.
The Witch's Tree at Midnight
The Witch's Tree at MidnightHigh in the White Mountains of California, the Witch's Tree stands below the Milky Way in Patriarch's Grove. The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest holds the largest groves of Great Basin Bristlecone Pines (Pinus longaeva) in the world. The oldest of these slow-growing trees is nearly 5,000 years old, which still does not begin to rival the age of the stars and the universe.
Ancients Among the Ancient
Ancients Among the AncientHigh in the White Mountains of California, Bristlecone Pines stand below the Milky Way in Patriarch's Grove. The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest holds the largest groves of Great Basin Bristlecone Pines (Pinus longaeva) in the world. The oldest of these slow-growing trees is nearly 5,000 years old, which still does not begin to rival the age of the stars and the universe.
Night Through the Rock Curtain
Night Through the Rock CurtainIlluminated from within, Upper Antelope Canyon reveals the sculpted lines in the Navajo Sandstone carved over centuries. The sandstone walls curtain the upper reaches of the canyon where the night's sky shines through.
'Ancient Bristlecone Star Trails
'Ancient Bristlecone Star TrailsHigh in the White Mountains of California, a forked Bristlecone Pine stands below the night's sky in Patriarch's Grove. The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest holds the largest groves of Great Basin Bristlecone Pines (Pinus longaeva) in the world. The oldest of these slow-growing trees is nearly 5,000 years old, which still does not begin to rival the age of the stars and the universe.
The Dragon Rises at Night
The Dragon Rises at NightSlot canyons are a different world at night. When illuminated from within instead of from light filtered from above, Antelope Canyon's sculpted walls of Navajo Sandstone reveal a their true nature and form. Add in a glimpse of the Colorado Plateau's star-filled dark night skies as revealed here through the Dragon's Teeth and the canyon becomes otherworldly.
Canyon Skylight
Canyon SkylightSlot canyons are a different world at night. When illuminated from within instead of from light filtered from above, Antelope Canyon's sculpted walls of Navajo Sandstone reveal a their true nature and form. Add in a glimpse of the Colorado Plateau's star-filled dark night skies as revealed here through the Dragon's Teeth and the canyon becomes otherworldly.
Canyon with a View
Canyon with a ViewSlot canyons are a different world at night. When illuminated from within instead of from light filtered from above, Antelope Canyon's sculpted walls of Navajo Sandstone reveal a their true nature and form. Add in a glimpse of the Colorado Plateau's star-filled dark night skies as revealed here through the Dragon's Teeth and the canyon becomes otherworldly.
Moonlit Milky Way Over Horseshoe Bend
Moonlit Milky Way Over Horseshoe BendThe moon descends towards the western horizon where the winter Milky Way rises above Horseshoe Bend and the Colorado River in Glen Canyon.
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