Christmas Eve Old Town Square
2018 December: Christmas Eve Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic
Oza Butte and Pines
Oza Butte and Pines and Clouds
Window to Bright Angel
Window to Bright Angel: natural rocks and trees create a window view of Bright Angel Canyon.
Lost in Fog and Trees
Lost in Fog and Trees in the Grand Canyon
Crack Canyon Light
Crack Canyon Light comes through a long tubular subway-like canyon. Water seeps here.
Crack Canyon Walk in Rain
Crack Canyon Walk in Rain during a fall storm.
Flowers for the Queen of Little Egypt
Flowers for the Queen of Little Egypt: Little Egypt geologic area of interest as seen on a pleasant but cloudy day. This high hoodoo is known as the queen.
Octopus of the Desert
Octopus of the Desert: a weird structure in Utah's central high desert.
Little Egypt Boulders and Hoodoo
Little Egypt Boulders and Hoodoo in the high central Utah desert.
Giant Monolith of Upper Cathedral Valley
Giant Monolith of Upper Cathedral Valley: hike to the end of the Upper Cathdral trail to see this view of the largest "cathedral. Rain fell on me and small run-off can be seen around the monolith.
Lower South Desert Overlook
Lower South Desert Overlook in Capitol Reef's remote northern section.
Jailhouse Rock with White Boulders
Jailhouse Rock with White Boulders during a cloudy storm
Winter Colony of Aspens and Pines
North Rim Overlook for One
North Rim Overlook for One: a small tree tries to take over the viewing platform.
Puff Cloud in Grand Canyon
Puff Cloud in Grand Canyon: a small stray cloud wanders among the larger canyon walls.
Aspen Dreams: autumn red leaves everywhere.
Crack Canyon Crack
Crack Canyon Crack: here we see the "crack" of Crack Canyon. Pretty deep and impressive.
Crack Canyon near Capitol Reef
Crack Canyon near Capitol Reef: this is near the "behind the reef" trail.
Octopus Rock at Little Egypt
Octopus Rock at Little Egypt in Utah
Little Egyptian Heads
Little Egyptian Heads putting their heads together. This weird spot in central Utah has great hiking and photography.
Upper Cathedrals of Capitol Reef. A 2 mile hike leads to this spectacular overlook!
White Altar: Lower South Desert Overlook in Capitol Reef has this wonderful open view of Jailhouse Rock and many other strange stones.
Overlooking Temples of the Sun and Moon
Overlooking Temples of the Sun and Moon: from the Upper Cathedral road there is a one-mile trek to a view above the famous Temples of the Sun (left) and Moon (right). The immensity of Utah is wonderful!
Aspen Family of trees at the edge of a pine forest.
Bonsai Tree and Redwall
Bonsai Tree and Redwall contrast at the North Rim.
Reaching into the Canyon
Reaching into the Canyon, a small bush enters of void.
Black Stump and Glorious Aspens
Black Stump and Glorious Aspens: Pine trees burned severely but the new aspen trees growing add color to a recovering forest.
Crack Canyon Hiking
Crack Canyon Hiking beside the "crack"
Crack Canyon Tunnel
Crack Canyon Tunnel within the "crack". This is a new exploration place!
Sage and Queen
Sage and Queen: sagebrush and the Queen structure at Little Egypt in Utah.
Octopus and Queen
Octopus and Queen, Little Egypt Geologic Area.
Hoodoo of Egypt
Hoodoo of Egypt: Utah's Little Egypt is a gem to visit. Wonderful stripes of color run through these goblins.
Cathedral Over the Valley
Cathedral Over the Valley: towering above everything, this steep monolith commands the world.
White Rock and Jailhouse Rock
White Rock and Jailhouse Rock in Capitol Reef
Cathedral Cliffs of the lesser-known South Desert. This stunning valley is on the opposite side of Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef.
Buddha Temple in the Background
Buddha Temple in the Background of larger and closer Oza Butte
Bonsai Tree and Oza Butte
Bonsai Tree and Oza Butte at the North Rim
Oza and Buddha
Oza and Buddha: Two massive Grand Canyon formations meeting the sun of a new day.
Burnt Trees and New Aspens
Burnt Trees and New Aspens in the high forest near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
Unusual Conglomeration with colors, boulders and cottonwoods.
Hoodoo in White Lace
November 2018: Hoodoo in White Lace: the white color drizzling from the middle white section onto the lower red section almost seems like a lace formation. This wonder is in Little Egypt.
Queen of Little Egypt
Queen of Little Egypt in Utah, landscape photography by Gordon Smith of St. George, Utah.
Wildflowers in Little Egypt
Wildflowers in Little Egypt Geologic Area
Upper Cathedrals Trail
Upper Cathedrals Trail has views of a succession of impressive towers.
Pedestal Over South Desert
Pedestal Over South Desert with Cathedral Valley sandstone cliffs melting with time. The topmost white Curtis formation is easily seen here.
Brightest Angel and Clouds
Brightest Angel and Clouds: sunlight shines under and through heavy clouds at Bright Angel Canyon
Pines and Oza Butte
Pines and Oza Butte at the North Rim
Boulder of Bright Angel Sunrise
Boulder of Bright Angel Sunrise: A cracked boulder stands over Bright Angel Canyon as seen during an October Sunrise. It's cloudy and cold.
The Way of Water
The Way of Water: a small seep drips down a small shoot but then makes a giant curve around pebbles accumulated in the basin of this wash.
Curve in Crack
Curve in Crack Canyon fills here and there with water during a rainstorm.
Sentry at Little Egypt
Sentry at Little Egypt, a hoodoo with some followers
Utah Little Egypt
Utah Little Egypt Geological Area
Jailhouse Rock Landscape
Jailhouse Rock Landscape: a mis-shapen rock in the foreground resembles a bicycle seat to me.
Temple Rock in Capitol Reef's Lower South Desert
Tree Over South Desert
Tree Over South Desert in Capitol Reef.