Exploring the Earth and Sky of the West

Photo Galleries by Location


Gray clouds hover over a landscape of scattered trees and shrubs

Denali National Park

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

White and blue glacial ice contrasts with lush green carpet of vegetation

Kenai Fjords National Park


Flagstaff & The San Francisco Peaks

Petrified Forest National Park

Virgin River Gorge & the Arizona Strip

Grand Canyon National Park

Saguaro National Park

Havasu Canyon

Cathdral Rock and Oak Creek

Sedona & Oak Creek Canyon


California Volcanoes (Lassen, Shasta, Lava Beds)

Joshua tree sillhouette at sunset

Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave Desert

San Francisco Bay Area

A trail passes through dense green grass with sunset-lit mountains in the background

Channel Islands National Park

Cirrus clouds above Lover's Point, Monterey, CA

Monterey Bay & Big Sur

Southern California (Los Angeles, San Diego)

Ventifact and sand ripples, Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park

Redwood National Park

Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra


Black Canyon of the Gunnison from Excalmation Point

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Grand Junction Area (Colorado NM, Grand Mesa)

Rocky Mountain National Park

West Elk Range

A marmot enjoys the view in the Never Summer Mountains, Colorado

Front Range

Great Sand Dunes National Park

San Juan Mountains

2 bighorn sheep ewes in BIg Thompson Canyon

Front Range Foothills (Boulder, Ft. Collins, Estes Park)

Mesa Verde National Park & SW Colorado

Sawatch Range


Hawai’i (The Big Island)

Other Islands


Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest


Dark clouds loom over a range of mountains and an azure-blue alpine lake

Glacier National Park


Cathedral Gorge State Park

Las Vegas Area

Joshua Trees and red sandstone rock formations

Gold Butte National Monument

Valley of Fire State Park

Various cave formations in Lehman Caves

Great Basin National Park


Central Oregon Cascades

Eastern Oregon

Oregon Coast

A broad river sits at the bottom of a green valley

Columbia River Gorge

A tall cone-shaped peak with a large white glacier and green trees in the foreground

Mt. Hood Area

Rogue River & Klamath Mountains

The Milky Way is visible in the night sky over a smoke filled lake.

Crater Lake National Park

Newberry Volcano

Wallowa Range

South Dakota:

The Black Hills


An orange sandstone arch frames a distant mountain range at sunset

Arches & Canyonlands National Parks

Capitol Reef National Park

Glen Canyon & Rainbow Bridge

Kanab Area

St. George Area (Snow Canyon, Red Cliffs NCA)

West Desert & the Great Basin

Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Area

Cedar Breaks National Monument & the Markagunt Plateau

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Purple flowers grow in a sandy wash with rock formations in the background

Pine Valley Mountains

Tushar Range

Cliffs of white and tan rock are streaked by dark red coloring, and dusted by a light layer of white snow.

Zion National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park & the Paunsaugunt Plateau

Cedar City Area

Hovenweep National Monument

Salt Lake City & the Wasatch Range

Uinta Range

U.S. Virgin Islands:

St. John (Virgin Islands National Park)

St. Thomas


Bellingham & the Chuckanut Mountains

The Channeled Scablands

Eastern Washington & the Palouse

Rocks sculpted by the wind sit on the ground with a view of a large river in the background

Hanford Reach National Monument

Mt. Rainier National Park

Two large bright green anemones on a rock

Olympic National Park & the Olympic Peninsula

Skagit Valley

Central Cascades (inc. Snoqualmie & Stevens Pass)

A broad river sits at the bottom of a green valley

Columbia River Gorge

A tall mountain peak is just visible above clouds, with green meadows and forests belows.

Glacier Peak Area

Mt. Adams & the South Cascades

A volcanic cone rises behind a lake covered with floating logs

Mt. St Helens National Volcanic Monument

San Juan Islands

Walla Walla & the Blue Mountains

Central Washington and the Columbia Basin

A backpacker looks out an at orange sunset sky while standing on a rocky mesa covered in wildflowers

East Slopes of the Cascades

Goat Rocks Wilderness

Mt. Baker Area

North Cascades National Park

Seattle and Puget Sound

Yakima Area


Absoroka-Beartooth Region

Bison walking in front of shallow pond

Yellowstone National Park




New Zealand: North Island

United Kingdom

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Colorful buildings and a view of the sea from Vernazza


New Zealand: South Island