Posts in Category: Wild West

Highs and Lows

Big Bend National Park, TX

Seemingly Lifeless

Buttercup Sand Dunes, CA

What’s Real and What’s Not?

Great Salt Lake, UT

Maybe the smallest gorge

Avalanche Creek Gorge, Glacier National Park, MT

Playground

Waterskiers, Lake Powell, UT

The last light

A rocky beach, Monterey, CA

Windows

A Meadow, Davenport, WA

Maybe, the smallest library

A library, Polebridge, MT

An embedded emerald

Grinnell Lake, Glacier National Park, MT

Bye

A squirrel and tourists, Glacier National Park, MT

A compass

Four Corners Monument

Sand, Water and Light-EP3

Antelope Canyon, AZ

Antelope Canyon, AZ

Sand was compressed into rocks; water carved out formations; light puts on the show.

Mark of time

A tree trunk, Bryce National Park, UT

A tree trunk, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

A tree with deep-trenched bark that could only be made by time.

Forrest Gump

A road to Monument Valley, UT

A road to Monument Valley, UT

A quiet realm

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Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA

Hello bunny

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A rabbit, Arches National Park, UT

A fluffy rabbit was staring at its visitor with its huge but cute eyes.

A bio-thermometer

Black Pool, West Thumb Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Black Pool, West Thumb Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Different species of bacteria thrive in the water zones with different temperatures that are visually indicated by different colors of corresponding species.

Thank you, my friends

A coyote, Death Valley National Park, CA

A coyote, Death Valley National Park, CA

A mother coyote bid farewell to the people that helped her.

Time could create

Green River Overlook, Canyonlands National Park, UT

Green River Overlook, Canyonlands National Park, UT

Being constantly eroded by rainfall and river, the deep canyon has been formed such like it was cut by a sharp cleaver.

Balance

Balanced Rock, Arches National Park, UT

Balanced Rock, Arches National Park, UT

Sand, water and light-EP2

Antelope Canyon, AZ

Antelope Canyon, AZ

Antelope Canyon, AZ

Antelope Canyon, AZ

Antelope Canyon, AZ

Antelope Canyon, AZ

Sand was made into rocks; water sculptured the rocks; light directs the show.

It’s so cool!

A lizard, Canyonland National Park, UT

A lizard, Canyonland National Park, UT

Under a scorching sun heat, a little lizard found its cool comfort zone, and enjoyed it.

A Mustang in the wild

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A Mustang, Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Who want to play chess?

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Arrays of hoodoos, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

The colorful hoodoo formations mimic alignments of chess pieces.

Magic

Sky and a grassland during magic hour, Canyonlands National Park, UT

Sky and a grassland during magic hour, Canyonlands National Park, UT

Sand, water, and light-EP1

Antelope Canyon, AZ

Antelope Canyon, AZ

Antelope Canyon, AZ

Antelope Canyon, AZ

Antelope Canyon, AZ

Antelope Canyon, AZ

Sand was compressed into rocks; water carved out rocks; light puts on the show.

Under the dome

A tent under Milky Way, Cannonville, UT

A tent under Milky Way, Cannonville, UT

U turn

Horseshoe Bend, AZ

Horseshoe Bend, AZ

What did you say?

A curious horse, Solvang, CA

A curious horse, Solvang, CA

A curious horse approaches its visitors, and raised its ears to capture the conversation.

To the master

Layered rocks, Grand Canyon West, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Layered rocks, Grand Canyon West, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

A diagonal line was formed by the edge of colored rock layers due to erosion. The image composition was inspired by a masterpiece, Approaching Shadow, created by Fan Ho, a celebrated Chinese photographer, film director and actor.

Indistinguishable

Lake Tahoe, NV

Lake Tahoe, NV

The vastness, the rocky beach, and the greenish blue color of the mineral-enriched water make you think you are looking at a sea, not a lake.

Catch me if you can

A pronghorn doe, Grand Teton National Park, WY

A pronghorn doe, Grand Teton National Park, WY

A pronghorn doe frequently checked on her stalker to prevent being approached.

Let’s make a mark

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A shoe-hung tree, Middlegate, NV

A gigantic tree with all kinds of shoes dangling stands on the roadside along US. 50. For more about shoe tossing, please click here.

Don’t take my breakfast!

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A man beach fishing in the morning, Marina, CA

A man in wader was fishing along the Marina Beach that was glowing under the very first morning glory. However, he was not alone. A flock of Heermann’s Gulls was having their morning feasting frenzy nearby.

Endless

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A Road, Death Valley National Park, CA

A typical road in Death Valley that stretches out to the skyline.

I don’t belong here

Rocks on a sandy beach, Garrapata Beach, CA

Rocks on a sandy beach, Garrapata Beach, CA

Unique rocks on a typical sandy beach in California disturb the scene but create a dramatic role in the frame.

It’s good to have pink in this way

Racetrack Playa under strange pink light, Death Valley National Park, CA

Racetrack Playa under strange pink light, Death Valley National Park, CA

In a very brief moment right before sunset, the sun light hit the vast but thin cloud that acted like a huge diffuse box. The spectrum was filtered with nothing left but pink color that dyed the entire sky and ground.

I’m taller than you

Joshua trees, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Joshua trees, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Heard it through the grapevine

Grapes in a winery, CA

Grapes in a winery, CA

Once upon a time in the West

Bodie, CA

Bodie, CA

Bodie, CA

Bodie, CA

Bodie, CA

Bodie, CA

A deserted gold rush town is now a ghost town and protected as a historic site.

Road, car and nothing else

US 50, NV

US 50, NV

The plain beauty of the claimed loneliest road in the US, U.S. Route 50, in NV.

Trees with eyes

A Quaking Aspen forest near Lake Tahoe, NV

A Quaking Aspen forest near Lake Tahoe, NV

In the blue hours, a small forest of Quaking Aspen perfectly casts an eerie atmosphere with its unique feature, eye-like branch knots.

How

Moving rocks on Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, CA

Moving rocks on Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, CA

Moving rocks on Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, CA

Moving rocks on Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, CA

The mysterious movements of rocks in Death Valley.

Boys’ Disney land

Sand Mountain Recreation Area, NV

Sand Mountain Recreation Area, NV

Sand Mountain Recreation Area, NV

Sand Mountain Recreation Area, NV

Sand Mountain Recreation Area, NV

Sand Mountain Recreation Area, NV

A perfect place for mount bike and ATV lovers along Route 50 in NV.

Best swimming pool ever

Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA

Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA

Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA

Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA

Beautiful water on a gorgeous summer day. My dad said this is the best water he has ever swim in.

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