Devils Tower – USA’s first National Monument

Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming

In the northeast corner of Wyoming, among the gentle rolling hills, protrudes a remarkable monolith known as Devils Tower. It became the first National Monument in the United States in 1906. Please click the image to view a larger version. This image is a gem I missed when I processed the photos I made at […]

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A Week of Wildlife Photography

Prairie Dog Family #2

I really admire wildlife photographers. The likes of Moose Peterson and Paul Nicklen I find very inspirational. I would love to be a wildlife photographer, but I don’t think I have what it takes, and I don’t mean a $10,000 lens although a giant lens would be a requirement. It’s not a glamorous job. You […]

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Devil’s Tower in Black and White

Devil's Tower HDR B&W

I didn’t expect to do so many posts about Devil’s Tower, but it was such an inspiring sight and I am reminded how much I liked it there as I process the images. I also seem to be on an HDR roll this week, so here is another HDR image, but this time in black […]

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Climbing Devil’s Tower, Wyoming

Climbing Devil's Tower

You didn’t think I meant me did you? No, no, I only photograph other crazy people who try such a thing! The first ascent was made in 1893 using a wooden ladder for the first 350 feet. Today approximately 5,000 climbers ascend the tower ever year. I like to create close up abstract images of […]

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A closer view of Devil’s Tower, Wyoming

Devil's Tower Sunrise HDR

Here is the (much condensed) Native American legend: One day 7 little girls were playing by the river when they were chased by a bear. The girls jumped on a rock which was about 3 feet high and began praying to the rock to save them. The rock, hearing their pleas, elongated itself upwards pushing […]

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Devil’s Tower National Monument, Wyoming

Devil's Tower HDR

In the north east corner of Wyoming lies Devil’s Tower National Monument. 50 million years ago, molten magma was forced into sedimentary rocks above it and cooled underground. As it cooled it contracted and fractured into columns. Millions of years of erosion eventually exposed it. The tower stands 1,267 feet above the river and the […]

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