A red rock wilderness canyon wall in the San Rafael Desert of Utah.
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.
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.
Water Spirit Falls
Gentle water spirits cascade across moss covered rocks in a serene grotto cut right out of paradise.
Uranium Truck Eye Socket
The eye socket of a dead uranium truck in the Uranium Badlands of 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.
Skeleton Tree Over Canyonlands
The skeleton of a Juniper Tree on a sandstone rock over Canyonlands National Park in Utah.
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.
A deserted ranch cabin sits against a Summer tempest along the outlaw trail in Utah as photographed by Gary Orona.
The Hanging Tree
A stoic dead cottonwood remains standing against a majestic sunset in the San Rafael Desert of Southeastern Utah.
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.
The Frenchman's Door
This is the interior of an abandoned cabin known only as "The Frenchman's" along the outlaw trail in Southeastern Utah very near "Robber's Roost" where Butch Cassidy and his Gang lived safely outside the reach of the law in one of the most desolate and dangerous strectches of wild west in America.
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.
Uranium Mine #666
I stumbled upon this 50 year old uranium mine in the heart of a cold war era uranium mining district in the badlands of Utah. Dizens of upside down crosses were hanging from the ceiling marked with '666' and a sign reading 'He is Here' made it unsettling. There are three shafts here descending into absolute darkness.
A storm is stirring in the badlands along the Eastern slope of the San Rafael Reef in Utah as photographed by Gary Orona.
A natural nearly perfect cube of sandstone is balanced delicately on a jagged perch of rock in the Badlands near Green River, Utah.
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.
These soft falls dancing and playfully splashing across moss covered rocks evoke a sense of the primal, as if each streaking trail is a carefree, child-like spirit.