Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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Thistle Light. As I hike along the trail, watching for what speaks to me, the morning light peeks through and lights a simple seed head. I underexposed this image to darken the shade behind the subject.
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, New Mexico
The Fringe. Another moment where I find myself drawn to the abstractions of the stream water. The Autumn leaves had drifted down off the trees and gently placed themselves on the surface, suspended off the bottom, adding dimension to the view.
McKittrick Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Pieces of a puzzle. It is a rare example of a cold water carbon dioxide driven geyser; geothermal activity does not play a role in the activity of the geyser. The ground water near the geyser has significant quantities of dissolved carbon dioxide, along with substantial underground gas accumulations in the surrounding area. Saturation of the aquifer with CO2 creates enough pressure to force groundwater through the geyser and out on to the surface. The area surrounding the modern geyser is covered in a thick layer of orange travertine.
Crystal Geyser, Green River, Utah
Mile 127, Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park
Deer Creek, Colorado River, Arizona
I’m a sucker for reflections. We had been on the river for 5 days and I found myself over whelmed by the beauty. A short hike up a side canyon brought me to this scene of water seeps, ferns and a perfect reflection.
Trin Alcove, Green River, Utah
Panama, Central America
Bocos del Toro, Panama, Central America
A multitude of colors. Rafting the Salt River is one of my greatest pleasures. It’s formed by the confluence of the White River and Black River in the White Mountains of eastern Gila County and is 200 miles in length.
Salt River Wilderness, Arizona
Following the path. Heat, water, limestone, and rock fracture combine to create the terraces of the Mammoth Hot Springs area. The main mineral deposited here is travertine, usually a white rock; however the microorganisms and living bacteria create beautiful shades of oranges, pinks, yellows, greens, and browns.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Orilla Verde Recreation Area, New Mexico
The result of water. Here is the right wall as I float past on the Colorado River. If you get the chance to raft through the Grand Canyon watch for this formation at mile 238. The rock formation is described as granite gneiss in the book Canyons of the Green and Colorado Rivers, by George Simmons a & David Gaskill.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
On my belly for this one. One the first day of our 20 day river trip we came to Crystal Geyser. It is a rare example of a cold water carbon dioxide driven geyser: geothermal activity does not play a role in the activity of the geyser. The area surrounding the modern geyser is covered in a thick layer of orange travertine.
Green River, Utah