Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park
The sun rises over the pristine sands of Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley. A windstorm the day before erased any sign of human footprints and I was the first one the dunes this morning to capture them.
The Subway, Zion National Park
The Subway is famous for its remarkable glowing colors, emerald pools, red slickrock, and the grueling hike to reach it. The hike is almost 5 miles each way, with a 1000 foot cliff to navigate, dozens of stream crossings, boulder scrambling, and wading across wet slickrock. In return for your troubles, you're treated to a phenomenal view of glowing reflected sunlight in the sandstone tunnel, carved by water over tens of thousands of years.
Toadstool Geologic Park, Nebraska
Other-worldly geologic formations twist and turn under a passing thunderstorm in Toadstool Geologic Park.