Gates of Eden

Emerald Flow

Calf Creek Falls, Utah

May 2009

Calf Creek Falls is a peaceful retreat, full of lush vegetation and cool breezes amidst the hike through the heat and parched desert. It is one of the most unique waterfalls I've seen, with the vibrant greens on the rock matching that of the full-grown trees below.

Southwest Passage

Coyote Gulch, Utah

October 2012

The November light is shining through Jacob Hamblin arch - the light hitting below the arch casts an orange glow. One of the more beautiful places I've been.

Sandstone Sanctuary

Devil's Garden, Arches National Park, Utah

May 2005

The jumbled sandstone formations, transfigured by a desert sunset, create a harmonious atmosphere for contemplating Nature's beauty. This is one of my first large format shots in one of my favorite places.


Arches National Park

May 2005

Across from Utah's most famous arch, Delicate Arch, is this scene that, to me, captures the essence of Utah's red rock country.

Amber Light

Coyote Gulch, Utah

May 2012

The high red rock canyon walls reflected their light down on a lower waterfall in late day.

Gates of Eden

Coyote Gulch, Utah

May 2012

While backpacking with my wife in Coyote Gulch, we came across this colorful waterfall at sunset. This place is simply heaven on earth.

22 Degree Coyote

Coyote Gulch, Utah

Southwest Primaries

Coyote Gulch, Utah

October 2013

Ashen Flame

White Mountains, California

June 2008

As the summer fires raged in California, I explored the White Mountains, filled with groves of ancient Bristlecone pine trees, and home to the oldest living thing (The Methusala Tree) on earth. The age of the trees (up to 5000 years) is not the only intriguing thing about them; it is how they survive for so long that makes them one of the most inspiring stories in nature. They thrive in a low-oxygen, harsh environment, well above where most things can survive. When I found this Bristlecone, once-burned and now dead, in the incredible shape of a flame against the backdrop of the indigo mountains (colored purple due to the devastating fires), I knew I was a witness to something profound.

Golden Cathedral

Escalante National Monument, Utah

May 2010

The Golden Cathedral is an amazing end to the incredible Neon Canyon of the Escalante National Monument. With deep rich green colors, the serene water complements the fiery red glow near the end of the day.