Storm Over the Midland
The Midland Hotel in Green River, Utah as photographed by Gary Orona.
Water Spirit Falls
Gentle water spirits cascade across moss covered rocks in a serene grotto cut right out of paradise.
Valley of Fire
A primeval view across the fiery red sandstone rock megaliths of the Valley of Fire in Southern Nevada.
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.
Spirit of the Falls
Water cascades over a moss covered rock which looks like a Mare's head or a spirit of the falls, bowing in reverance to the beauty of the grotto.
A tiny desert weed takes shade from a solitary sandstone boulder on a dry lake bed in a forgotten corner of the San Rafael Desert in Southeastern Utah.
This enigmatic monolithic rock in the San Rafael Desert looks like a giant lump of clay with hundreds of giant grotesque faces and facial parts blended together! At over one hundred feet tall this natural sandstone tower is truly amazing. In over 30 years of wilderness adventures this is the most amazing rock I've ever seen. This is not a photo composite or photo manipulation. Remarkably, this is an un-manipulated rock! The Navajo Indians speak of giants turned to stone in their mythology... this might be it!
The spirit of the falls is watching over the grotto where fallen trees and shrubs litter the basin, melting gently back into the Earth.
A red rock, sandstone wilderness near Goblin Valley, Utah, resembles a Martian landscape, framed from within a cave as photographed by Gary Orona.
A colorful lizard rests seemingly posed in its natural environment, in the desert as photographed by Gary Orona.
The Book Cliffs
This is a small portion of the majestic Book Cliffs near Green River, Utah which run over 200 unbroken miles making it the longest stretch of continuous cliffs in the world.
A bighorn sheep glares at the camera after her grazing has been disrupted in a remote canyon of the forgotten Eastern Mojave Desert in Nevada as photographed by Gary Orona.
Black Dragon Canyon
A view over the sublime Black Dragon Canyon near Green River, Utah.