The fractured rocks on the Parker Cliffs about Roosevelt Lake are so amazing. I spent so much time photographing the rocks. I took closeups and wide panoramas like this one. Just beyond is Sand Tank Canyon. It's a deep cut in the surrounding foothills of the Sierra Ancha Mountains with a couple big drops that would be quite the sight to see when water was flowing through.
Smoke from a fire started by lightning is reflected off a flooded pan on the Navajo Indian Reservation. I was leaving Grand Falls from an action packed day of shooting when I pulled over to take just one more. The monsoon weather had been in play all day. There was plenty of lightning too and it had touched off this fire.
Clouds condensing below the cliffs are pushed up by southerly winds and rise up against the Mogollon Rim. I was completely enveloped by this amazing phenomenon. Seconds later, the scene was cloud free.
Jones Crossing of East Clear Creek. This spot was teaming with life. The stream had frogs and tiny fish. There were all sorts of hopping and flying critters in the grass. The muddy banks were littered with all sort of animal tracks. It was so green and verdant, like a Garden of Eden where life seemed to get its start.
Blue Ridge Reservoir is a very beautiful lake on the Mogollon Rim. Two serpentine fingers extend from the dam like knarled branches of a tree. The lake was full of canoes and boaters enjoying a gorgeous August day. The lake is also popular with trout fishermen.
Woolsey Peak is shrouded in clouds from a passing monsoon storm in central Arizona. This cotton is just about ready to be harvested. The town of Cotton Center truly deserves it's name in this part of the state.
Horseshoe Lake sits below majestic peaks lit by a break in winter storm clouds. This lake on the Verde River is more of a flood control feature than a recreational destination with miles of wilderness and primitive ranch land north to Camp Verde.