Dunes at Fingerland
Dunes at Fingerland Badlands as photographed by Gary Orona.
Swiss Cheese Rock at Fingerland
Swiss Cheese Rock at Fingerland Badlands as photographed by Gary Orona.
Piggyback Rock at Fingerland
Piggyback Rock at Fingerland Badlands as photographed by Gary Orona.
Globby Rocks at Fingerland
White Globby Rocks at Fingerland Badlands as photographed by Gary Orona.
Office Supplies Boots Watch Satellite Transmitter
Exposed Roots of Desert Sage on a Sand Dune in Badlands
Abandoned Cowboy Boots
Abandoned cowboy boots full of dirt with torn stitching forgotten for decades rest on a weathered wooden bench in a uranium miners dwelling.
A dinosaur vertebra fossilized in rock in badlands of Eastern Utah as photographed by Gary Orona.
A red rock wilderness canyon wall in the San Rafael Desert of Utah.
Mystery Butte Storm
A thunderstorm threatens with ominous skies over Mystery Butte in Utah as photographed by Gary Orona
Two beautiful Yucca plants embrace in the Mojave Desert near Las Vegas, Nevada.
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.
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.
View Up From a Desert Grotto
A view looking up from a desert grotto in a canyon near Moab, Utah as photographed by Gary Orona.
An abandoned cabin in the uranium badlands of Eastern Utah as photographed by Gary Orona.
Uranium Truck Boot
A worn old work boot rests in front of an abandoned old uranium truck at a cold war era uranium mine forgotten since the 1950's as photographed by Gary Orona.
An abandoned old truck is slowly aging away near a forgotten uranium mine in the Utah 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A savage and primeval landscape with towering sandstone megalithic rock and looming storm clouds overhead, in Utah as photographed by Gary Orona.
Slab of Primordial Rock
A savage rock wilderness in the Primeval Playground a secret uncharted area of the American Wild West as photographed by Gary Orona.
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.
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.
A rock house still stands as a remnant of the wild west along the Green Rivr in Southeastern Utah.
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.
Ominous holes in sandstone appear to be a skull with a huge cavernous eye staring across a mystical wilderness in the Eastern Mojave Desert as photographed by Gary Orona.
Gary Orona's photography day pack rests along side a creek in a canyon wilderness setting complete with boots, adventure watch and satellite transmitter.