Two beautiful Yucca plants embrace in the Mojave Desert near Las Vegas, Nevada.
Wise Old Fence
The tortured ends of this old wild west fence tell the story of a harsh landscape that remains relatively wild in a forgotten corner of Southeastern Utah.
Wrinkled Rock Mountain by Gary Orona
A stunning sky dominates a red rock wilderness landscape in the desert near Las Vegas, Nevada as photographed by Gary Orona.
What's Under There?
The skin of a historic building from the days of the wild west is peeling awat revealing the original hand painted general store sign.
An ancient petroglyph in the Shaman's Canyon of the Mojave Desert in Nevada.
Three alcoves in primeval sandstone stare across an alluvial fan of rock in a remote canyon in Eastern Utah as photographed by Gary Orona.
This is a an old wild west outpost along the Outlaw Trail near Robber's Roost in the San Rafael Desert of Southeastern Utah on the Colorado Plateau.
Striped Rock Wall
Vibrant striped rock strata in desert rock of the Mojave Desert as photographed by Gary Orona.
An angle looking down at a Joshua Tree blossom and the sharp, prickly floor of the Mojave Desert in Nevada.
Spotted Slot Canyon
Brilliantly stripped layers of sandstone line contorted, tortured, rock walls leading into a mysterious slot canyon as photographed by Gary Orona.
This is a bird's-eye-view down, on a wild, native Agave cactus in the Red Rocks near Las Vegas, Nevada.
Slot Canyon #3
A beautiful wilderness slot canyon, grotto and oasis near Moab, Utah on the Colorado Plateau.
Sky Above Slot Canyon
The sky looking out from a slot canyon with balanced rock and clouds as photographed by Gary Orona.
An animal skull rests on deep red sandstone in a remote wilderness of the Sonoran Desert as photographed by Gary Orona.
Skeleton of Predator Tree
The skeleton of a wicked looking tree seemingly with tail, legs and animal-like appendages is posed in front of a distant uranium mine as photographed by Gary Orona.
Grafitti from the early 1900's is carved on a megalithic sandstone rock in South Eastern Utah as photographed by Gary Orona.
A bed of cactus as photographed by Gary Orona.
Shaman Cave #7
A Shamans cave opens to a spectacular sky in the Eastern Mojave Desert as photographed by Gary Orona.
Primordial sandstone walls in tortured shapes from millions of years of erosion stand as sentinels over a vast bowl in the Eastern Mojave as photographed by Gary Orona.
A relic cabin from the wild west clings to the side of a hill in Sego Canyon, Utah.
A forgotten old bunkhouse, remanant of the wild west along the Outlaw Trail in Utah, is slowly dissolving back into the land.
Savage Territory by Gary Orona
A savage monkey mask guards the dangerous mountains ahead where primal beasts rule and all men fear to tread as photographed by Gary Orona.
Savage Sandstone Horizon
A view over a Moenkopi sandstone badlands wilderness in the San Rafael Desert of Utah as photographed by Gary Orona.
This is the road that comes from the town of Green River, Utah and leads to Nefertiti on the Green River. When the rains come this Mancos Shale turns to ultra-slippery clay and more than one poor soul has slipped right off the edge into the river forty feet below. No four-wheeel-drive on Earth is a match for wet Mancos Shale.