Tag Archives: geology

Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park is located near Torrey, Utah. It encompasses almost 250,000 acres of geologically significant desert landscapes. According to the National Park Service, the name capitol refers to the white domes of Navajo Sandstone that resemble capitol building domes, and the name reef refers to the rocky cliffs that are a barrier to travel, like a coral reef. Continue reading Capitol Reef National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a recent addition to our national park system. It was created in 1999. Before that, it was a national monument, established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. Continue reading Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument stradles the border between Utah and Colorado, near the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers. Mostly in Colorado, there are so many wonders packed into an area of roughly 330 square miles. Consequently, it is a premiere destination for photographers. Continue reading Dinosaur National Monument

New Black Hills Photos Posted

Afternoon clouds are reflected in the still waters of Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park near Custer, South Dakota.
Afternoon clouds are reflected in the still waters of Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park near Custer, South Dakota.

We just posted new photographs taken in the Black Hills of South Dakota this last fall. The yellow-leaved trees added sparkle to the brooding, dark, pines trees.

Some of our favorites spots include Sylvan Lakes, Wind and Jewel Caves, and the Wildlife Loop in Custer State Park.

Take a look at the photographs.

 

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park was the first national park. And, it is the largest national park in the lower 48 states at almost 3500 square miles, mostly in Wyoming and parts of Montana and Idaho.

Yellowstone contains about half the world’s geysers and other thermal features. It also is home to grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk. Yellowstone is truly a park of superlatives and a worthy destination for landscape and wildlife photographers.  Continue reading Yellowstone National Park