Black Rainbow

My wife and I were camping on the North Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park when a short rain storm passed through and left us with this partial double rainbow. I like that the twisted broken Juniper tree fills out the foreground in the image. The North Rim is secluded and…

Burnt and Broken

Forest fires are a renewing necessity in nature. This is a close up look at the charred remains of a tree’s bark. The trunk was left burnt and broken after the 2012 Fern Lake Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park. The tree will fall within the next few years and help to fertilize the ground for…

Entangled Moon

A desert juniper tree appears to entangle the moon in its web-like branches. My wife and I found this tree late in the day while hiking the Petroglyph Point Trail in Mesa Verde National Park. The park doesn’t have many good hiking trails, but we both enjoyed the varied terrain that this trail had to offer.

Painted Forest

The aspen forests of Colorado are painted in yellow, orange, and green hues every Fall. Getting out on the trails and hiking through these stunning forests is a highlight of the year. I took this photo near Kenosha Pass, a fairly short drive from Denver.

Black Canyon Vista

This image was taken on the aptly named North Vista Trail. The trail overlooks the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park from Green Mountain. The hike is a total of 7 miles, but along the way you will get some of the best unobstructed views into the steep canyon. There aren’t many guard rails or fences here…

Desert Skin

Deserts are harsh environments that are often teaming with resilient life forms. This thick-skinned Juniper tree stands near the trail to Sand Arch in Arches National Park. The Park lies in the mist of the Colorado Plateau a large desert area that spans Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico.