Category: nature photography

King of the morning sun

Taking a break


Two curls

Coming along for the ride?



Twice tiny

Morning walk

Though many may assume that the high desert of Arizona is hot, dry, and barren, it is, in fact, full of life and color. Located near the Four Corners in northeastern Arizona, Canyon de Chelly National Monument experiences all four seasons, but Fall is arguably the best. The air is crisp and filled with the aroma of juniper and pinon burning in the wood stoves of traditional hogans dotting this still inhabited canyon. The cottonwood trees lining the wash start turning a vibrant yellow, creating a lovely display in this sacred place. Photo and words courtesy of Nina Mayer Ritchie.ย