Deserts

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Layered sandstone formations above The Wave in the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA

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The sunrise over Isla Danzante in the Gulf of California from near Loreto Mexico

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Soaptree yucca plants in Arches National Park, Utah, USA

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Light beams down into Upper Antelope Canyon on the Navajo Reservation near Page, Arizona, USA

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Light beams down into Upper Antelope Canyon on the Navajo Reservation near Page, Arizona, USA

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Vivid sunrise over the badlands formations in the Bisti Wilderness in San Juan County New Mexico

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Ocotillo in bloom at sunrise in Big Bend Bend National Park, Texas, USA

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The Stone Wings badlands formations in the Bisti Wilderness in San Juan County New Mexico

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Hoodoos glow from sunrise backlighting at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah

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The Yampa River at Wagon Wheel Overlook in Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado, USA

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Skull Rock lit up at night in Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

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Badlands and The Ramshorn in Dubois, Wyoming, USA

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Factory Butte in the Upper Blue Hills near Hanksville, Utah, USA

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Factory Butte and The Henry Mountains in the Upper Blue Hills near Hanksville, Utah, USA

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Fly Geyser with snow capped Granite Range in the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nevada, USA

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Fly Geyser with snow capped Granite Range in the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nevada, USA

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Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah, USA

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Joshua Tree at Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park in California

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Balanced Rock and Juniper Tree in Joshua Tree National Park in California

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Mitchell Mesa at sunrise in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on the Arizona and Utah state line

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The Mittens and Merrick Buttes at sunset in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on the Arizona and Utah state line

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Mount Kinesava bathed in sunset light at Zion National Park, Utah, USA

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The Painted Hills in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument near Mitchell, Oregon, USA

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Cathedral Rocks bask in late light at Sedona, Arizona

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Shiprock mountain at dawn near Shiprock New Mexico

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The Subway along the Left Fork of the Virgin River in Zion National Park in Utah in autumn

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Sandstone formations at the White Pocket in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona, USA

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Sandstone formations at the White Pocket in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona, USA

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Sandstone formations at the White Pocket in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona, USA

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Soaptree Yucca and Sand dunes in twilight at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico

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Sandstone monument reflects in pool of water in Zion National Park, Utah, USA

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The Narrows of the Virgin River in autumn in Zion National Park, Utah, USA

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The Virgin River in autumn under dramatic storm clouds in Zion National Park, Utah, USA

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The Virgin River in autumn in Zion National Park, Utah, USA

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Golden Canyon in Death Valley National Park, California, USA

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The Mesquite sand dunes in Death Valley National Park, California, USA

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Joshua Trees in sunset light in Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

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Joshua Trees in sunset light in Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

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Swirling sandstone of The Wave in the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA

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West Clark Bench in the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA

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Stormy light on Isla Carmen in the Gulf of California near Loreto Mexico

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The Second Wave in the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA

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Organ Pipe cactus in Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona, USA

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Saguaro cactus dominate the landscape at Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona, USA

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Ancient petroglyphs at Signal Hill at Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona, USA

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Engelmann's Hedgehog cactus in full bloom near Virgin, Utah, USA

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Kolob Canyon in Zion National Park, Utah, USA

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View from Bright Angel Point on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

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Mt Hayden from Imperial Point on the North Rim in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

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Wotans Throne at Cape Royal on the North Rim in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

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Hoodoos on the eastside in Zion National Park, Utah, USA

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Stud Horse Point near Page, Arizona, USA

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Snake Mountains reflect into wetlands of Great Basin National Park, Nevada, USA

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Ripples in the sand at Mesquite Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park, California, USA

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Dramatic sunrise clouds over Zabriskie Point at sunrise in Death Valley National Park, California, USA

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Dramatic sunrise clouds over Zabriskie Point at sunrise in Death Valley National Park, California, USA