Gary Benson (grbenson3 on flickr)'s photos

Misty Canyon

12 Apr 2012 4 1 6
Captured near Mather Point on the south rim. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Kodachrome Basin State Park

14 May 2011 8 6 13
67 monolithic stone spires, called sedimentary pipes, accentuate multihued sandstone layers that reveal 180 million years of geologic time. The color and beauty found here prompted a National Geographic Society expedition to name the area Kodachrome, after the popular color film, in 1948

Flowering Cherry Tree

Cherry Blossoms

30 Mar 2016 9 9 23
I captured this image several years ago in March. The tree is in my back yard.

The Organ

04 Aug 2010 10 5 30
Arches National Park in Utah

Mt. Denali in Autumn

26 Sep 2018 15 11 27
Denali is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet above sea level. With a topographic prominence of 20,156 feet and a topographic isolation of 4,629 miles, Denali is the third most prominent and third most isolated peak on Earth, after Mount Everest and Aconcagua.

Dead Horse Point

03 Aug 2011 12 8 29
This is only one part of the view from Dead Horse Point State park which overlooks Canyonlands National Park and the Colorado River.

Twin Rocks

31 Jul 2010 10 4 17
A few miles west of Capitol Reef National Park entrance is a rock formation called Twin Rocks.

Smith Rocks State Park

09 Nov 2020 12 6 26
Smith Rock State Park is a state park located in central Oregon's High Desert near the communities of Redmond and Terrebonne. Its sheer cliffs of tuff and basalt are ideal for rock climbing of all difficulty levels. Smith Rock is generally considered the birthplace of modern American sport climbing, and is host to cutting-edge climbing routes. It is popular for sport climbing, traditional climbing, multi-pitch climbing, and bouldering.

Reflecting Pools

03 Aug 2010 18 7 43
Water from thunderstorms fills depressions in the sandstone on top of the mesa overlooking Buck Canyon in Canyonlands National park. This section of the park is called the Island in the Sky.

Mesquite Flat Dunes

29 Jun 2020 18 7 34
Death Valley National Park in California. These dunes are the best known and easiest to visit in the national park. Located in central Death Valley near Stovepipe Wells. This dune field includes three types of dunes: crescent, linear, and star shaped. Polygon-cracked clay of an ancient lakebed forms the floor. Mesquite trees have created large hummocks that provide stable habitats for wildlife.

Arrowhead Mesa

19 May 2011 11 3 18
A closer view of Arrowhead Mesa. The arrow head is center right. A close look at the right edge shows a few cars at the viewpoint for the arrowhead.

Arrowhead Mesa and Elephant Butte

19 May 2011 12 2 21
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Utah. Elephant Butte on the right with Arrowhead Mesa behind. You can't really see the arrowhead well from this view, but it does look like an arrowhead when you get close.

Redwoods and Rays

03 Oct 2019 15 7 31
Captured in the Ladybird Johnson Grove in Redwood National Park near Orick California

Beautiful Trail

13 May 2001 3 2 14
This trail runs along Crystal Springs Lake adjoining the Rhododendron Garden in Portland Oregon

Haystack Rock

09 Oct 2019 15 7 31
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. The population was 1,690 at the 2010 census. Cannon Beach is a popular coastal tourist destination in Oregon, famous for Haystack Rock, a 235 ft (72 m) sea stack that juts out along the Pacific Coast.In 2013, National Geographic listed Cannon Beach as "one of the world’s 100 most beautiful places."

The Rim Drive at Dusk

05 Oct 2019 8 1 15
Crater Lake is a crater lake in south-central Oregon in the western United States. It is the main feature of Crater Lake National Park and is famous for its deep blue color and water clarity. The lake partly fills a nearly 2,148-foot-deep (655 m) caldera that was formed around 7,700 (± 150) years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama. There are no rivers flowing into or out of the lake; the evaporation is compensated for by rain and snowfall at a rate such that the total amount of water is replaced every 250 years

Brookings Beach at Dusk


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