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Goblin Valley State Park

Utah has one of the most diverse landscapes in the world. From beautiful mountain forests and lakes to white, sparkling salt flats to incredible red-rock formations and everything in-between. Some of the most unique landscape formations are found in the orange-red sandstone “hoodoos” of Goblin Valley. From inside the park, the goblins are impressive to look at and offer endless opportunities for hiking and photography. However, the only way to see their true expanse and variety is from the air. A few weeks ago we flew a photo mission to Goblin Valley, which lies on the southern edge of the San Rafael Swell, and photographed this unique and impressive area.

Here are a few photographs from the flight. To see all the images from this flight, including photographs of Factory Butte, click on this link: Goblin Valley Aerial Photography

Yellowstone in the Fall

For a few years, a good friend of mine, nature photographer Bernd Kupka (www.outdooradventurepics.com), has been trying to get me to go with him to Yellowstone and photograph wildlife. I’ve planned on going several times, but it never worked out. A few weeks ago the stars finally aligned and I was able to take the time for a trip. Since I don’t drive anywhere if I don’t have to, I flew up there met Bernd, his girlfriend Daneka and their dog at the West Yellowstone Airport. But first I circled the park and photographed some of the amazing features from a whole new perspective for me.

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(Grand Prismatic Spring – Yellowstone National Park)
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(Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River – Yellowstone National Park)
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(Yellowstone River – Yellowstone National Park)

We spent the next few days driving around the park photographing wildlife. We saw five grizzly bears, but only one that was close enough to photograph. We also saw a pack of 10 wolves, but they too were a bit to far off to work with. But the other animals and the sunsets more than made up for it.

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(Grizzly Bear near Hayden Valley – Yellowstone National Park)
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(Trumpeter Swan on Yellowstone River – Yellowstone National Park)
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(Elk and Bison in Hayden Valley – Yellowstone National Park)
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(Sunset on Soda Butte Creek – Yellowstone National Park)
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(Tower Falls at Sunrise – Yellowstone National Park)

It was an amazing trip – view all the images here: