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Window to outlier building at Wupatki National Monument. Just prior to arriving at these units (very short hike) on the opposite side of the path, you'll also find some very good pictographs and petro
Close ups of wall construction of the Wupatki ruins show the craftsmanship of those who quarried the rock as well as those the constructed the buildings around, and in perfect concert with, the natura
Ballcourt at Wupatki National Monument. This park has one very large ancient (Anasazi, 1500 years ago) residential complex, plus several outliers, a large kiva, blowhole and this ballcourt. Standing t
View from the top of Tuzigoot National Monument. Built by the Sinagua people nearly 1,000 years ago, the ruin boasts 110 including out buildings.
Pondering the tree tops!
Montezuma's Castle is a 1,000 year old cliff dwelling of the Sinagua indian culture. Euro-Americans, upon discovering of the ruins mistakenly took them for a settlement for the Aztec leader Montezuma.
Aerial shot of the north end of Lake Mead heading into Las Vegas (I got a clean window on the flight - yeah!). There's a great geological story here, as well as a view of the impact of damming rivers.
Hiking to Avalanche Lake at Glacier National Park, this glacial water runs down from the lake.
Melting snow cascades over rocks below Copeland Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Going with the Flow - record ice in the rockies feeds Boulder Falls, in Colorado, from which this water cascades.
Small dragonfly lands on a seemingly normal stick only to find the water very hot and becomes incapacitated the calcified in travertine pool. This is like a moment of life frozen (or boiled) in time.
A flying seed pod evidently landed itself into hot water - a travertine pool - and became calcified. This shot was taken at the pools near Mammoth at Yellowstone National Park.
This baby Tree Swallow was nesting in a cavity of a dead tree on the edges of a field of Yellowstone geysers and mudholes. Minutes later a parent was feeding the chick.
"Guardian Dog". While setting up this shot, a stray dog wandered in from the side of frame. After securing his position, he turned and gazed directly into the camera, the alluring calm of his presence
Sand from Antelope Canyon
A hard days work
Light from above
Relaxing with the butterflies
Pollination - This hollyhock is loaded with pollen just waiting for a bee. Found outside Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, MT
Top of the Falls- 
While the numbers are on the side of the salmon, we saw many meet this fate at Brooks Falls.
Out of the Ashes - All around us, in Yellowstone Park were these signs of volcanic activity and hot, hot water. Yet out of the gray, ashy travertine these colorful flowers (bluebells et al) bloom.
Lizard in the sun
Flags-in:  Memorial Day Week-end at Golden Gate National Cemetery.  Going to one of our National Cemeteries on Memorial Day with all of the "flags-in" at the grave sites is quite moving and quite humb
9th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
A flying seed pod evidently landed itself into hot water - a travertine pool - and became calcified. This shot was taken at the pools near Mammoth at Yellowstone National Park.

A flying seed pod evidently landed itself into hot water - a travertine pool - and became calcified. This shot was taken at the pools near Mammoth at Yellowstone National Park.

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2010
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: May 30, 2011, 2:24 a.m.
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Camera Model: DSC-H50
Focal Length: 62mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f4.5
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