Incredible Natural Landscapes of the American Southwest Part 1

I was lucky enough to visit the rugged beauty of Arizona in late March, early April. Seeing Sedona for the first time, it struck me that modern America had been rubbed raw, leaving the dusty flesh of the earth.

A painter's palette of colours are to be found here, with shades of red, sunburnt orange and veins of purple. Gnarled rock formations scatter the landscape with some forming ragged red fingers reaching for a piercing blue sky. Dotted in this red rock terrain you'll find prickly pear, ancient, twisted juniper trees and pines.

 Sedona, Flagstaff

Sedona, Flagstaff

 

"Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from."

  • Terry Tempest Williams

During our travels we saw so many magnificent sights but one that requires special mention, for me at any rate, is the mile deep masterpiece. I am writing of course about the iconic symbol of the American Southwest, Horseshoe Bend.

 Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Just outside Page, Arizona rests this geologic monolith sculpted by the Colorado River as it drifts toward the Grand Canyon.

Raw, unspoilt beauty that will always try be captured by artists, myself included. I hope you enjoy this series of photographic works which are available as photo prints on request.