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Early Morning Light in Slickhorn Canyon
Slickhorn Canyon, Utah. Located far downstream of the tiny town of Mexican Hat, Utah, on the San Juan River is  Slickhorn Canyon.  Located almost in the middle-of-nowhere, and not far from where the San Juan flows into Lake Powell, Slickhorn is only accessible via a very long backpacking trip, or by rafting the San Juan. I arrived at Slickhorn via raft 3 days after leaving the boat-launch at Mexican Hat. There are no roads, and only one foot trail along this stretch of the river. The journey is slow, a peaceful float under the towering cliffs of the lower San Juan River canyon. This is wilderness.
Morning at Moran Point
Grand Canyon photo by Adam Schallau Today, February 12th, would have been Thomas Moran's birthday. Moran was an American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School in New York. Moran said of the Grand Canyon "Of all places on earth the great canyon of Arizona is the most inspiring in its pictorial possibilities." In honor of Moran and his work I thought I would share my favorite photo from Moran Point on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. 
Grand Canyon Chasing the Sun
Sunset at the Grand Canyon. The Colorado River has been and is a major force when it comes to shaping the Grand Canyon, and yet the river is only visible from a few select points along the rim of the canyon. Still hard at work, the river has dug a deep channel and is often obscured from view by the many ridges, buttes, temples, and thrones that rise from the depths of the canyon. Seen here from the South Rim of the park, the river appears to be chasing the light of the setting sun, which is just moments will disappear below the distant horizon.
Horseshoe Bend, The Edge of Autumn
Horseshoe Bend near Page, Arizona. Standing on the edge of the Horseshoe Bend overlook 1000 feet above the Colorado River is a rush. The river, meandering below,  reflects the deep blues of the sky above as the first rays of the morning sun paint the distant canyon wall in hues of gold and red. At my feet are the first signs of autumn.
A.J. Gets His Wish thanks to Make-A-Wish and Treehouse Masters
Treehouse Masters with AJ in Flagstaff This past August, my wife Sally and I had the privilege of photographing a very special event. Just down the street from us here in Flagstaff, Arizona, is an 8-year old boy named A.J., who  has spinal muscular atrophy. Being like many other young boys, A.J. likes to get out and explore, but being confined to a motorized wheelchair, there was one place he couldn't explore...up in the trees. Thanks to a doctor's recommendation, A.J. was made a candidate for Make-A-Wish, an organization known for granting wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions.
Grand Canyon – Electric Sunset
Grand Canyon Lightning Sitting on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Sunlight strikes the cliffs and warms the rocks as a gentle breeze spills over the rim into the canyon. In the distance is the faint sound of the rushing waters of the mighty Colorado River, still hard at work carving the grandest of canyons.
Grand Canyon – Distant River
Colorado River, Unkar Delta, Grand Canyon Sitting on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Sunlight strikes the cliffs and warms the rocks as a gentle breeze spills over the rim into the canyon. In the distance is the faint sound of the rushing waters of the mighty Colorado River, still hard at work carving the grandest of canyons.
Grand Canyon – Silence After the Storm
Wotan Throne North Rim of Grand Canyon. Standing on the rim as a storm clears. A cool mist falls upon me as the warm sun sets on the distant horizon. The silence is interrupted only by the whisper of the wind howling through the cracks and crevices in the land of stone far below.
Team Work – The Thunderbirds Calypso Pass
Thunderbirds perfect Calypso Pass In an aerial display featuring precision flying, the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron "The Thunderbirds" demonstrate the team work needed to perform a near perfect 'Calypso Pass' at the 2011 Aviation Nation Airshow at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas. In this photo they are flying the F-16C Block 52 Fighting Falcon, also known as the Viper.
Virgin River Narrows in Zion – Radiant Canyon
The Narrows in Zion This past June I spent a day hiking up and down the length of the Virgin River Narrows in Zion National Park in search of  an "ah ha" moment. These are the moments that take your breath away. I was looking for not only a stunning location, but I wanted a contrast of color and light.