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Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park

by — Photo I took of the Grand Prismatic Spring while visiting Yellowstone National Park.

  • Always Look Up
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  • After Dust Roll
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  • Brown's Park Colorado
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  • Big Thompson Canyon Big Horn Sheep
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  • Snow on Cedar Breaks
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  • Tallgrass Prairie
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  • Travel at Own Risk
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  • Grand Mesa
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  • Peace
    by 8
  • The Alvord Desert
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  • Patagonia, AZ
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  • Ramah, New Mexico
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  • Stormy Teton Range
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  • Columbine (Colorado state flower)
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  • Dawn is Breaking
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  • Wheeler Peak
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  • Lost Coast, Gitchell Camp
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  • "I saw god" Mt Moriah Winderness, Nevada THE TABLE
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  • Isabel Lake - Indian Peaks Wilderness
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  • Mammoth Hot Springs
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  • Evening at Cedar Breaks
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  • Sunrise on the Salt Flats
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  • Marmot at Rainier
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  • Nevada Roundup
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  • Colorful Colorado Fall
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  • tranquillity base
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  • Oregon Coast, Fall 2009
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  • Falls, Jasper N.P., B.C.
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  • Western Greeting
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  • Rock of ages
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  • The Buckskin
    by 6
  • The Keyhole
    by 6
  • Autumn: Deschutes
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  • Autumn: Bighorn
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  • Lunchtime
    by 6
  • Hey U Guys
    by 6
  • Chimney Rock, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
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  • Glacier Sunset
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  • Sunset, Moab
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  • An Adorable Dirty Face
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  • Malheur's Tree
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  • Waves of Trees
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  • Morning at Gates Pass
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  • Artist's Point - Death Valley National Park
    by 5
  • Capitol Reef
    by 5
  • Young Montana Pronghorns
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  • wind power
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  • Hovenweep Ruin
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  • Burrowing Owl
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  • Hiking Fins, Moab, UT
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  • Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah
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  • Escalante Country
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  • Hummingbird Moth
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  • Proud Eagle
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  • East River Valley above Gothic
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  • Moon near Bishop
    by 4
  • Chevy Seco
    by 4
  • Looking West
    by 4
  • coral pink sand dunes, utah
    by 4
  • hawk, blizzard, tin cup pass
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After Dust Roll

Mustang shaking off after rolling in dust....near Steens Mountain, Oregon

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Big Thompson Canyon Big Horn Sheep

A group of ewes traveling up Big Thompson Canyon, CO. Taken October 2006.

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Snow on Cedar Breaks

Cedar Breaks National Monument

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Tallgrass Prairie

Sunset on the prairie.

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Travel at Own Risk

Sign on a rugged desert road leading to Seminoe Reservoir in Wyoming.

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Grand Mesa

Grand Mesa Colorado

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Peace

A hand lettered sign among lupines along an Oregon back road.

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The Alvord Desert

The Alvord Desert in southeastern Oregon after a particularly wet winter. Steens Mountain, the future location of a new wind farm this fall, in the background.

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Patagonia, AZ

Stock tank reflecting the big sky of southern Arizona.

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Stormy Teton Range

Weather sneaks up on you when you live in the shadow of the Grand Teton. From clear skies to the pitch black heart of the storm and the beautifully backlit Teton Range in between, this panorama shows you the full range of nature's power.

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Columbine (Colorado state flower)

An unusual magenta colored columbine in Monument, Colorado.

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Dawn is Breaking

Sunrise on Lake Powell

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Wheeler Peak

Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park

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Lost Coast, Gitchell Camp

Taken at a remote camp on California's pristine Lost Coast.

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"I saw god" Mt Moriah Winderness, Nevada THE TABLE

I was standing in a cluster of 3-4000 year old bristlecones when I saw the herd in the distance. In a rush to change lenses, I dropped one (fortunately) and they turned to look at me! The bristlecones in the distance are abt 2-3000 years old.

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Isabel Lake - Indian Peaks Wilderness

A beautiful destination for a summer day hike close to Boulder.

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Mammoth Hot Springs

One of the different views at Yellowstone

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Evening at Cedar Breaks

Late fall evening Cedar Breaks NM, Utah

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Sunrise on the Salt Flats

Late winter sunrise on a flooded Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

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Nevada Roundup

A fall roundup on a gray day near "the loneliest highway in America."

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Colorful Colorado Fall

October brings abundant fall color in the Colorado Rockies. Taken near Squaw Peak Pass, about 50 miles west of Denver.

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tranquillity base

50 miles from the highway. Blackrock Desert, Nevada

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Oregon Coast, Fall 2009

A shot of fog-shrouded cliffs along the Oregon Coast south of Cannon Beach

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Falls, Jasper N.P., B.C.

Taken at the falls between the First and Second Geraldine Lakes, Jasper N.P, British Columbia

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Rock of ages

Two ravens atop the rocks coming out of Sugarloaf Canyon near Boulder, Colorado.

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The Buckskin

A hike through Buckskin Gulch in Utah

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The Keyhole

Side canyon along the Paria river

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Autumn: Deschutes

A steelhead angler taking in the late-day sun on Oregon's Deschutes River canyon.

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Autumn: Bighorn

Fall colors and a Wind River Range bighorn sheep

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Lunchtime

Black Necked Stilts feeding at Bear River NWR, Utah

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Hey U Guys

No matter where one looks, someone else may be on the outside.

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Chimney Rock, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

Taken at sunset on a stormy day, F11 @ 1/250th sec. Canon 5D MkII, Sigma 50mm macro lens.

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Glacier Sunset

Elizabeth Lake in Glacier National Park as the sun slipped away.

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Sunset, Moab

Sunset in Arches National Park, Moab

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An Adorable Dirty Face

We call them Javelina. Other names are musk hog, Mexican hog and Collared Peccary (Pecari tajacu)

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Malheur's Tree

An interesting tree located in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge between Mud and Malheur Lake.

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Waves of Trees

Photo taken near Kebler Pass, Colorado

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Morning at Gates Pass

Gates Pass, Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson, Arizona

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Artist's Point - Death Valley National Park

A beautiful spring sunrise in Death Valley.

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Capitol Reef

Stunning rock formation in Capitol Reef, Utah.

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Young Montana Pronghorns

This shot was taken with a long lens using slide film at the National Bison Range, at Moiese, Montana, about an hour north of Missoula. The area is not hunted, so the animals aren't very skittish. The steep and rugged loop road has always been worth the time.

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wind power

Cattle barn and windmill, Angles Camp, California

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Hovenweep Ruin

Two ravens atop a ruin wall at Hovenweep National Monument.

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Burrowing Owl

Burrowing owls were living in burrows in a pasture no longer cultivated. As I walked along the irrigation ditch, this one would perch on the pipe fence and shout at me. Very impressive display of defense.

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Hiking Fins, Moab, UT

Late afternoon hike among the fins, outside of Moab, Utah

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Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

Photo of Delicate Arch, taken from the north side of the neighboring canyon, showing the many visitors.

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Escalante Country

View of Henry Mountains from Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

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Hummingbird Moth

Hummingbird moth in garden, Santa Fe, NM.

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Proud Eagle

This Bald Eagle posed for me on highway 89 in Southern Utah just North of Kanab, Utah.

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East River Valley above Gothic

A beautiful view with clouds in the sky and running water

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Chevy Seco

Chevy Detail-Arroyo Seco , NM

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Looking West

Sunset on the Navajo reservation near Blue Canyon.

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coral pink sand dunes, utah

Wyethia in summer flower