February 2018: Half and Half is famous among stones for the split personality with half being yellow and half being purple. The lines and stripes run through the stone and along in surrounding grounds. This amazing little stone is gorgeous!
Crack and Cone: if you look hard you can imagine the hoodoo as an ice cream cone. The crack is apparant with the low angle of the sun.
Paria River and Vermillion Cliffs
Paria River meanders a thousand feet below the high canyon rim. As the orange sun went down, the last rays spread out across the far cliff walls. The river joins the Colorado at Lees Ferry in the distance. Beauty!
Lines and Towers (Version 2) of Coyote Buttes South alternate yellow, orange, pink, red, salmon. The sunrise clouds are pink and the whole world is color and more color. It's a sensory overload and wonderful to witness.
Teepees at Sunset
I don't know who named these formations, but they are known as teepees in the southwest. Some are the size of small mountains. They light up well at sunset here with their stripes, patterns and colors.
Brainrocks in the Clouds
White Pocket brain rocks abound throughout the Paria plateau. This stitched shot of these rocks and the wonderful sky was taken with 17mm tilt shift lens (5 frames) and really shows the immense rock surfaces that blanket the region.
White Pocket Pools
After a summer monsoon, all the sandstone pools filled up with stunning green water. These pools are all over the desert. This photo shows two. They make White Pocket more beautiful than ever. These small pools are about double the size of a bathtub and great for a summer swim.
September 2016: Kanab Point Sunrise! The first bright sun rays lighten the huge towers of stone at Kanab Point. The deep Grand Canyon and Kanab Creek are far below this high perch. This is a fantastic landscape photography location.
Diagonals and Stripes in Orange and Whites
White Pocket wonderland of strange sandstone formations, incredible colors and unbelievable juxtaposition is a photographers delight. This gateway into White Pocket is one of my favorites because bizarre landscape looks like taffy candy.
August 2009: Worshipping At Woton's Throne. This is my favorite shot from my first trip ever to the Grand Canyon. Woton's Throne sits on the North Rim at Cape Royal. This sunrise is the most beautiful sunrise I've seen in my entire life. Arguably, this is my favorite shot from the year 2009 as well.
The Curve at White Pocket goes from horizontal to vertical in about 10 strides. Standing about 1/3 way up the curve, I shot into the big marshmallow-like formation you see here. Beautiful blue skies compliment the red, orange and yellow sandstone.
Coyote Yellow Dawn: from a vantage point deep in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, this view looks out towards The Dive and Buckskin Gulch. Between me and those distant beacons stand the Cottonwood Teepee and the North Teepees of Coyote Buttes. Dawn and sunrise are spectacular here!