Alien Mud Circles

Utah’s answer to crop circles.

Well…..  just kidding of course.   The Sevier Lake in Utah’s western desert region is usually just a mud flat. You wouldn’t want to swim here even if you could, but its dark skies offer a great view of the night sky:



Signs here advise against driving on the lake bed, and tire tracks in this panorama attest to the varying rates of success some have had.  I walked, and left the footprints you see on the soft surface.

Happy Trails!



Albion Basin Wildflowers

Late July brings the higher elevation wildflowers out in full force (at least in the Northern Hemisphere):


This is a panorama that we featured a few years ago.  I’ve gone back to the original files, reworked everything, put it back in the oven, and stitched a panorama with much improved image quality.  I hope you enjoy it.

Have a Great Day!


The Milky Way Over Bryce Canyon

Occasionally, everything comes together to create the perfect moment.  That was my experience in making this panorama, and I hope it has the same effect for you:



In early summer the Milky Way is low in the eastern sky at nightfall, and is seen here from a point along the Fairyland Loop Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park.  The otherwise dark (at night) rock formations are illuminated here courtesy of some lights I brought along.

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Zion National Park Boulders

A boulder strewn section of canyon along the trail to The Subway in Zion National Park:



I’m glad I wasn’t around when any of these fell here, although it would be quite an experience to view from a safe vantage point!

Thank you for viewing!  I hope you are all enjoying a good summer (Northern Hemisphere) or winter (Southern Hemisphere).  You folks at the equator…… well, whatever.

Martin van Hemert