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Southern Utah Fall Colors

Southern Utah Fall Colors

Southern Utah Fall Colors produce intense shades of reds, oranges, and yellows are the perfect compliment to the desert scenery. Unlike other areas, the fall season here is very long – nearly 2 months in total!  The leaves begin to change first in the highest elevations and eventually the color makes it’s way down to…

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The Wave: Maximizing Your Chances to Win Permits

It goes without saying that the chances of winning a Wave permit are extremely low. According to data obtained from the Bureau of Land Management, 161,467 people applied for wave permits in 2017. Out of those 161,467 people, only 7,300 people received permits or about 4.5% of applicants. An individual can apply a total of…

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The Subway at Night Zion Slot Canyon Photography

Photographing Slot Canyons

What comes to mind when you think of slot canyons?  If you’re like most people, you’ll envision that perfect beam of light coming down into Antelope Canyon. But most people don’t realize that slot canyons come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. Some are mossy green and verdant.  Others boast bold, colorful stripes in…

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Fly Geyser Aerial View Long Exposures

How to Master Long Exposures

I like long exposures since they show a view of the world we can’t see or appreciate with our own eyes. It’s one of the few forms of photography where the image on the camera can look better than the scene does in person! The image above is a geyser shot from a tall vantage…

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Alstrom Point Lake Powell

Alstrom Point

When the clouds and light work together, it can be pure magic out at Alstrom Point – a remote overlook high over Lake Powell. I’ve had great luck every time I’ve been out there. Even when skies have been clear everywhere else, clouds like to congregate around here! Even though I have many great images…

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South Coyote Buttes Witches Hat

South Coyote Buttes

South Coyote Buttes is a fascinating area to photograph. The shot above is a feature often called the Witch’s Hat. I climbed up a little butte to find some nice foreground fins. South Coyote Buttes is often overlooked since it lacks many of the “iconic” spots like The Wave in North Coyote Buttes. However, if…

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White Pocket Colorful Swirl

White Pocket

White Pocket is one of my favorite places in the desert southwest. Photographic possibilities are endless and great shots can be obtained in virtually all weather conditions. It’s famous for its large expanses of white brainrock, colorful swirls, and intricate cross-bedding. Many theories abound on how White Pocket was formed, but nobody really knows for…

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Spring Cub

Photographing Bears

Out of all wildlife, I enjoy photographing bears the most. They are majestic and powerful animals that demand respect. The patient observer can be rewarded with a glimpse into their complex social network. They can exhibit so many human-like antics, attitudes, and behaviors. It’s fascinating to see them playing with each other, fighting, catching food,…

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The Subway in Autumn

The Subway in Zion National Park ranks as one of the best hikes in the world. If you have the skill, the right gear, and the physical ability, descending the Subway from the top is highly recommended. Swimming is often required on this route and the water is cold so you’ll want a wetsuit. However, you…

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Wyoming Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep Rut

Late November into December is my favorite time to see the bighorn sheep rut. This is the period in which they mate. The sheep are much more tolerant of human presence since they are primarily concerned about each other. This is when you can observe many interesting behaviors and take some great photographs. The males…

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