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These are the scenes of the rugged Southwestern US. They are unique, as the landscape itself is unique. Although the snow in Alpine Glory and in No Way Through seems strange to those unfamiliar with the Southwest, the territory extends from well below sea level to miles above it. In other scenes, the landscape seems on fire. In every case, the scenes are real, very real, and it is the art of digitography that has brought them alive. Be sure and check our other galleries; they each overlap a little.
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Ancient Gila Cliff House
Ancient Gila Cliff House. Walk up the steep steps to this ancient structure carved from a cave overlooking the Gila River. Marvel about how the Indian Mogollon Culture hunted across the desert below and grew their crops along the riverside. Why did they leave?
Canyon Edge Morning
Canyon Edge Morning. You’ve been camping on the very edge of the Black Canyon--one of the deepest river canyons in the nation. Here, the canyon’s ravine seems to stretch off into the distance forever, accompanied by a touch of morning haze. Enjoy this time, as your edge is already beginning to glow with the rising sun.
Chiricahua Faraway Ranch
Chiricahua Faraway Ranch© is located just at the entrance to the Chiricahua National Monument. From here the incredible shapes of the Chiricahua mountain rocks can be seen looming in the distance. But down below, this working ranch is dressed in early fall colors and the horses are enjoying the cool mountain weather. It is time for your visit.
Desert Carpet©. Between the creosote bushes, the ironwood trees and the giant saguaros, many spaces seem to be left with bare earth. But those spaces are covered with tiny seeds and patiently waiting tiny roots. Now, just add water! Here the desert suddenly springs into astonishing bloom covering every patch during spring rains and summer monsoon.
Desert Greenery©. Wander through the canyon in the early morning. Just now, the sun is peering over the canyon edge, suddenly warming you. When you glance up, you notice an amazing sight: a column of giant saguaros march up the canyon wall. Each is back-lit by the rising sun, but their feet are still in the shadow of the rocky cliff edges. The canyon has become resplendent with shades of light!
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