Stark and primal,
    full of tenacious life
        and raw beauty
The West Temple in Zion National Park, from Gooseberry Mesa, Utah

The West Temple in Zion National Park, from Gooseberry Mesa, Utah

Fins at Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Fins at Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Desert Night Sky, Mercator projection, Canyonlands National Park, Moab Utah

Desert Night Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Moab Utah

Balanced Rock and Windows Area, Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Balanced Rock area, Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Anderson Bottom at sunset

Anderson bottom on the Green river, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Yucca plant detail, Canyonlands, Moab, Utah

Yucca plant detail, Canyonlands, Moab, Utah

Last bend in the Green River, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Last bend in the Green River and Colorado River Junction, Utah

Green river lizard, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Green river Lizard, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Blooming cactus, Gooseberry Mesa, Utah

Blooming cactus, Gooseberry Mesa, Utah

Lizard comfortable on a still-warm rock, Zion national park

Staying comfortable on a warm rock, Zion NP, Utah

Looking up canyon into The Narrows, Zion NP

Looking up canyon into The Narrows, Zion NP

Desert flowers at Fort Bottom, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Desert flowers at Fort Bottom, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Cryptobiotic soil and cactus, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Cryptobiotic soil and cactus, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Windows area, Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Windows area, Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Green River sunset reflection, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Green River reflection, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Wild burros near Blue Diamond, Nevada

Wild burros near Blue Diamond, Nevada

Buckhorn Cholla Cactus, Nevada

Buckhorn Cholla Cactus, Nevada

Camouflaged lizard, Canyonlands, Utah

Camouflaged lizard, Canyonlands, Utah

Grand Canyon sunset, Arizona

Grand Canyon north rim sunset, Arizona

Rockgarden, Zion National Park, Utah

Rockgarden, Zion National Park, Utah

Dead Horse Point, Canyonlands, Moab, Utah

Dead Horse Point, Canyonlands, Moab, Utah

Bills Canyon, Moab, Utah

Bills Canyon, Moab, Utah

Grand Canyon Sunset, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

Grand Canyon Sunset, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

Desert towers, Kettle Valley, Utah

Desert towers, Kettle Valley, Utah

Windows area storm, Arches National Park, Utah

Windows area storm, Arches National Park, Utah

Windows Area, Arches National Park, Utah

Windows Area, Arches National Park, Utah

La Sal mountains, Moab, Utah

La Sal mountains, Moab, Utah

Pinnacles in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Pinnacles in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park, Western Australia

The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park, Western Australia

Flowers on the edge, St. George, Utah

Flowers on the edge, St. George, Utah

Arches National Park storm, Utah

Arches National Park storm, Utah

Cross-bedded sandstone in a side-canyon, Zion NP

Cross-bedded sandstone in a side-canyon, Zion NP

Escalante, Utah

Escalante, Utah

Wall Street sunset, Arches National Park, Utah

Wall Street sunset, Arches National Park, Utah