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.
Wind Swept Tree
The effects of a harsh landscape tormented by the elements can be seen in this wind swept Juniper high on the jagged sandstone reef of the Eastern edge of the San Rafael Swell on the Colorado Plateau.
The Watering Hole
A cow skull stands watch over a remote watering hole deep in the wild west of the San Rafael Desert of Southeastern Utah.
A mysterious abandoned cabin of unknown origin rests on an overlook near the San Rafael Reef in Southeastern Utah, near a network of long forgotten uranium mines in the badlands.
Three alcoves in primeval sandstone stare across an alluvial fan of rock in a remote canyon in Eastern Utah as photographed by Gary Orona.
The Tree Who Attacks
A grizzled old cottonwood tree is leaning forward with ominous knarled branches as if in an attack stance to ward off animals with malicious intentions. Okay it's a cottonwood tree along the Green River in Utah.
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.
The Frenchman's Homestead
A historic homestead from the days of the wild west in Southeastern Utah stills stands, abandoned in a land of forgotten dreams under a savage desert sky.
An abandoned ranch along the outlaw trail in Utah framed by a weathered barbed wire fence sits abandoned and forgotten on a landscape where the west is still wild as photographed by Gary Orona.
Sun Over Mystery Butte
The hot summer sun burns the landscape of the badlands of the San Rafael Desert in Southeastern Utah near the old Outlaw Trail where Butch Cassidy and his gang rode.
Striped Rock Wall
Vibrant striped rock strata in desert rock of the Mojave Desert as photographed by Gary Orona.
A massive buttress striped with hundreds of layers of prehistoric rock stands in sharp relief against a brilliant desert sky.
Spotted Slot Canyon
Brilliantly stripped layers of sandstone line contorted, tortured, rock walls leading into a mysterious slot canyon as photographed by Gary Orona.
A rare weathered wooden grave marker in a wild west cemetery near the Outlaw Trail in Southeastern Utah is splinter down the middle, slowly vanishing away as are the last vestiges of the frontier.
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.
Abandoned decades ago, this hardy pioneer homestead nestled in Sego Canyon, Utah, built of hand cut sandstone, still stands.
Sego Holy Men
These ancient Barrier Canyon-style pictographs (prehistoric rock art) dated to possibly 4,000 to 8,000 years old, in Sego Canyon, Utah, face East to welcome the rising sun.