Moonset and Mt. Whitney
A setting winter moon at sunrise, Mt.Whitney (elevation 14,494) as seen from the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, California, USA.
The Bay Bridge and skyline of downtown San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.
Early sunrise light illumintates the granite monolith of El Capitan and casts a warm reflection into the still waters of the Merced River. Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
Alpenglow light warms Half Dome and reflects into the placid Merced River as seen from Camp 6, Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
Skies warm as the sun begins to set over Paris and the Eifel Tower, Paris, France.
Sunrise, Eagle Falls
Sunrise at Eagle Falls above Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, California, USA.
Storm Clouds Over Horsetail Fall
Lit storm clouds over El Capitan and Horsetail Fall, Yosemite National Parl, CA, USA.
Sunset Warmth, Keystone Arch, Big Sur Coast
A sunstar shines through the portal of the Pfeiffer Arch prior to setting, Pfeiffer Beach, 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.
Winter Alpenglow on El Capitan
Last light of December day warms Horsetail Fall after clearing storm, El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
Fisher Tower Reflection in Colorado River
Fisher Tower reflection in Colorado River, near Moab, Utah, USA.
Juniper Snag at Dead Horse SP
A juniper snag mimics the bend of the Colorado River under dawn light, Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, USA.
Mist rises off the top of El Capitan as the morning sun begins to melt snow from an overnight storm. Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
Kayenta shale cut by the force of water from North Creek creates a crack (apprximately 6 inces across), Zion National Park, Utah, USA.
Winter's Evening, Natural Bridges State Park
Clouds from an approaching Pacific storm catch color from the setting sun at Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, California, USA.
Moonset at Mt. Whitney
Susnet Over Paris
A sunstar appears as the setting sun hits a cloudbank over Paris and the Eifel Tower
Juniper on Slickrock
A Juniper tree grows out of crack in slickrock at Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, USA.
Dried Leaves and Falls
Dried leaves and falls, Uvas County Park, Santa Clara County, California, USA.
Big Tooth Maples in Zion
Big Tooth Maples in peak fall color in Zion Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah, USA.
Zion Fall Color
Red Big Tooth Maples and Cottonwoods, Zion National Park, Utah, USA.
Virgin River and Watchman
Late afternoon light strikes the Watchman with Virgin River and fall colored Cottonwoods, Zion National Park, Utah, USA.
Cottonwoods in the Narrows
Cottonwoods in full fall color and the Virgin River, The Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah, USA.
Arch Angel Falls
Arch Angel Falls, North Creek, Zion National Park, Utah, USA.
The Pinnacles High Peaks consists of a relatively strong, well-consolidated breccia. The layers of breccias are thought to have formed as the result of material slumping off the sides of the volcano near the vents causing large landslides. The volcano (that caused these formations) was likely near water and the landslides traveled as massive turbidity currents under water that spread the material considerable distances until coming to rest near distant edges of the volcano. Volcanic ash and rhyolitic lava flows are inter-layered with these breccias. Subsequent burial and compaction hardened these layers into the consolidated rock we see today. Recent faulting, fracturing and erosion have sculpted these rock layers into vertical cliffs and spires sometimes several hundred feet high. Pinnacles National Park, California, USA.
High Peak Volcanic Rocks
Volcanic rocks, Pinnacles National Park, California, USA.
Moonset at Sunrise, High Peaks, Pinnacles National Park
A full moon sets at sunrise over high peaks, Pinnacles National Park, San Benito County, USA.