A cottonwood turns vivid yellow against slick rock wall in ZIon Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah, USA.
Frazil Ice results from frozen mist created by the high water volume in Yosemite Creek frrezing then falling into Yosemite Creek causing a slushy topping. Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
Desert cacti grows in the Sonoran Desert north of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Springtime in full bloom is evidenced at Cave Creek Recreation Area north of Phoenix, Arizona. March 2005.
Cactus grows in the Cave Creek Recreation Area in the Sonoran Desert north of Phoenix, Arizona.
A single rain drop from an early morning shower hangs onto the tip of the spathe of a calla lily, Big Sur Coast, California, USA.
A vibrant sea anemone resides amongst colorful pebbles in a tide pool at Weston Beach, Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel, California, USA.
A cottonwood displays late fall color in January in the middle of the Kern River, Kern River Canyon, California, USA.
Horsetails along seasonal creek, Big Sur Coast, California, USA.
Macro image of a red aspen leaf at 10,200 feel elevation in Rock Creek Canyon, eastern Sierra-Nevada range, California, USA.
Aspen leaves in fall color, Eastern Sierra, California, USA.
A snowbent aspen trunk is juxtaposed next to a straight trunk, Eastern Sierra, California, USA.
The weathered bark of a britlecone pine, proven by dendrochronology to be more than 4,000 years old, is warmed by the last rays of the setting sun in the Schulman Grove, White Mountains, California, USA.
Mist bow over Beri Creek Falls, Big Basin State Park, Santa Cruz County, California, USA.
Late afternoon sun rim-lights Echium Candicans, Big Sur Coast, California, USA.
Big Tooth Maples, Zion Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah, USA.
Calla Lily, Garrpata State Park, Big Sur Coast, California, USA.
Crepuscular rays through rising mist after early morning rain, Big Basin State Park, Santa Cruz County, California, USA.
A hillside covered with California Golden Poppies (Eschscholzia Californica), Merced River Canyon near Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
Desert Trumpets, Sedona, Arizona, USA.
Fern fronds, Fern Canyon, Prairie Creek State Park, California, USA.
A California oak is shrouded in early morning fog as the sun rises in San Benito County, California. January 2005.
The sun sinks into a cloud bank above the Pacific Ocean over Monterey Bay as seen from Fremont Peak State Park, California, USA.
Ferns line the banks of Soberanes Peak, Garrapata State Park, Big Sur, California, USA.
A clearing storm reveals a frozen forest in Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
Frozen alders below Cathedral Rocks, Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
Early light illuminates California's Gabilan Mountain Range, Monterey County, California, USA.
Crepuscular rays radiate over Cienega Valley and the coastal hills of central California. April 2005.
Fresh snow covers trees along banks of Merced River near El Captan as seen from El Capitan Bridge, Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
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