High desert cottonwoods under the Sierra, Mono County, California, October 2017.
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From Sierra Nevada
Panorama of the southern Grapevine Mountains, May 2017.
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From Death Valley and Environs
Spring bloom in the White Mountain foothills, Deep Springs Valley
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From Deep Springs Valley
Lichen calligraphy, Deep Springs Valley
Sunrise light over the frozen playa of Deep Springs Lake
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Snake skeleton, Deep Springs Valley
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Evening sunbeams illuminate Deep Springs Lake
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Sunrise on the granite formations of Deep Springs Valley, with the Sierra Nevada above
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Snowline, Deep Springs Valley
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Winter dawn in Deep Springs Valley
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Summer sunset over Deep Springs Valley
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Twilight looking from the White Mountains to the Sylvania Range
Morning mountain shadows on Deep Springs Valley looking to the High Sierra
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Evening light and cloud shadows on the twisted geology of the Poleta Folds
Evening light over Deep Springs Lake
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Blooming bitterbrush in a Deep springs Valley evening
Golden light on high desert flora, late fall in Deep Springs Valley
Heermann's buckwheat above Deep Springs Valley
Breaking dawn on the frozen playa of Deep Springs Lake
Striped granite ridge looking towards Deep Springs Lake
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Dawn breaks on the boulders of the Piper Mountain Wilderness and the snowy High Sierra
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Black toad (Bufo exsul), endemic to Deep Springs Lake
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Reflections on spring-fed ponds, Deep Springs Lake
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Playa and badlands, Fishlake Valley, Esmeralda County, Nevada, January 2016. As of late 2016, this landscape is slated for exploratory drilling to investigate potential lithium mining on the playa.
From Basin and Range
Dawn on Telescope Peak, 11,000 feet above Death Valley, April 2016.
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Morning on Columbus Valley playa, Esmeralda County, Nevada, February 2016.
Sunrise on Boundary Peak and the Volcanic Hills, Esmeralda County, Nevada, April 2016.
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Dawn on Columbus Valley playa, looking towards Boundary Peak and the White Mountains, Esmeralda County, Nevada, February 2016.
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Storm clouds over badlands, Esmeralda County, Nevada, January 2016.
Storm clouds over badlands, Columbus Valley, Nevada, January 2016.
Sunrise on the Grapevine Mountains, Death Valley, California, December 2015.
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Sunrise on Tucki Mountain above the Salt Creek badlands, Death Valley, California, December 2015.
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Morning above Salt Creek, Death Valley, California, December 2015.
Blooming desert holly, Death Valley, California, December 2015.
A Salt Creek pupfish, camouflaged amid ripples and sunlight.
Blooming prickly pear, Inyo Mountains, California, April 2014.
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Blooming creosote on a cliff in the Inyo Mountains, California, January 2016.
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Old mining machinery, Inyo Mountains, California, April 2014.
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An abandoned talc mine looks down on a sandstorm in Eureka Valley, California, April 2015.
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Morning light on the Eureka Dunes and Last Chance Range, Death Valley National Park, California, December 2013.
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Flowers line the alluvial washes flowing towards the Owlshead Mountains, Death Valley, California, January 2016.
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Early blooming flowers with stormy skies over the Panamint Range, Death Valley, California, January 2016.
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Desert gold blooms as sunset beams illuminate the Black Mountains, Death Valley, California, January 2016.
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Salt Creek under winter rain clouds, Death Valley, California, January 2016.
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A fogbank from a winter storm rolls over the Twenty Mule Team badlands, Death Valley, California, January 2016.
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Brittlebrush in bloom, Death Valley, California, January 2016.
Early flowers looking towards a stormy sunset, southern Death Valley, California, January 2016.