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*ARIZONA ~ Canyon de Chelly - Chinle,

Deceptive Size of Canyon de Chelly (see notes below) by Fred Parsons

*ARIZONA ~ Fire in the Valley ~ Page~ Arizona ~ White Pocket

Fire in the Valley ~ Page~ Arizona ~ White Pocket

An incredible evening while shooting with student turned friend Mark Brodkin in Arizona. I spent a long, long time before this light show started looking for the perfect composition, and then waited for the clouds to get into position. After a few minutes they started to light up and I was fairly certain had something I would love. Check out Mark standing in the very center of the frame. I was asked to be a guest pro photographer on an M&M Photo Tours trip to North India and Nepal this…

*STRAWBERRY, ARIZONA ~ Fossil Springs –

Fossil Springs – Strawberry, AZ

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*ARIZONA~Vermilion Cliffs

Mountain Vagabond

x-enial: “ Vermilion Cliffs, Arizona (by Massimo Squillace) ”

*ARIZONA ~ Vermilion Cliffs National Monument,  294,000 unspoiled Arizona acres!

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

This remote and unspoiled, 280,000-acre Monument is a geologic treasure, containing a variety of diverse landscapes from the Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon. Elevations range from 3,100 to 7,100 feet. Located on the Colorado Plateau in northern Arizona, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument includes the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. The Monument borders Kaibab National Forest to the west and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to the east.

*ARIZONA~Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2 is an Earth systems science research facility owned by the University of Arizona. Its current mission is to serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching and lifelong learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe. It is a 3.14-acre (12,700 m2)structure originally built to be an artificial, materially closed ecological system in Oracle, Arizona (US) by Space Biosphere Ventures, a joint venture whose principal officers were John P. Allen, inventor and…

*ARIZONA~ELVES CHASM:This amazing natural wonder is considered one of the Grand Canyon's best-kept secrets.This rock formation is the oldest in the Canyon,dating to over 1.8 billion years ago.There's a plethora of diverse plant+wildlife.Elves Chasm is seriously one of the Colorado River's most beautiful spots.Accessing the chasm is an adventure in+of itself.It's located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

ARIZONA

*ARIZONA~ELVES CHASM:This amazing natural wonder is considered one of the Grand Canyon's best-kept secrets.This rock formation is the oldest in the Canyon,dating to over 1.8 billion years ago.There's a plethora of diverse plant+wildlife.Elves Chasm is seriously one of the Colorado River's most beautiful spots.Accessing the chasm is an adventure in+of itself.It's located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

*ARIZONA~Tonto National Monument

Arizona (Grand Canyon State)

*ARIZONA~Tonto National Monument