Interesting Nature Facts #35 – Moab Desert

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Interesting Nature Facts #35 – Moab Desert

Moab Desert! Welcome to the next installment of a new series of nature photos that will be short & sweet, and all about the native and naturalized wildlife that is all around us with just one or two interesting nature facts that you might not know about. If you want to find out even more,

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Wyoming Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja linariifolia)

As is often the case in wildflowers, telling one species from another can be exceedingly difficult. Especially when there are naturally occurring hybrids, same species with wildly variable physical attributes and just geographically separated populations of the same species looking very different in different parts of the country, world, etc. (think of how different our

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Desert Bighorn Sheep Galore!!!!

I was hiking through the hills in Southern Utah in April when in the early evening I came upon a large band of about thirty individual desert bighorn sheep, including other rams, ewes, and lambs. It took me many hours of stalking and staying put to get this close for these images. After a lot of

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The Bigger Picture – Panoramic Landscapes

While definitely not a new technology, panoramic photography has been with us since the mid-nineteenth century. What is new however, is the ability to digitally stitch multiple images together to create a much larger, super-wide image that exceeds the abilities of a typical camera lens. A panoramic photograph is typically the equivalent or larger than the view

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Double Arch, Moab Desert, Utah – Ancient America

This is my second entry into my new series, Ancient America which features a minimalistic, raw and unpolished look at black and white landscape photography from around North America from the viewpoint of what it would have looked like before people arrived.  Double Arch, Moab Desert, Utah Double Arch is found in Arches National Park in

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A Herd Apart – The Wild Bison of Antelope Island

Just outside of the city limits of Salt Lake City, Utah – on the Great Salt Lake is a remarkable mountainous island called Antelope Island. Also a state park, this island has a wonderful natural history along with a very interesting habitat and diversity of wildlife. In order to keep this post short and sweet,

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