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Stephen Krieg
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Fine art, natural history, and travel photographer; multimedia artist
Fine art, natural history, and travel photographer; multimedia artist

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Moonset Over the Abajos
Moonset at sunrise, near Monticello, Utah. I had been intending to take off in the other direction, until I exited my front door and saw the just past full moon setting over the Abajo Mountains. Hmm. Did I have time to do something about it? I did. So I dro...

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Mesa Verde: North Rim April Evening
Mesa Verde's North Rim escarpment from the Geologic Overlook. "Light forms the image" wrote legendary photographer Edward Weston (1886-1958). Meaning the quality of the light at the time. The type of light, and how it played off of the surfaces in the scene...

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Mesa Verde North Rim Morning
Point Lookout, from the northern end of Mesa Verde National Park. Early April, and time to drive back up into Mesa Verde to go to work. The warm-season crowds have not yet arrived, just the Spring Break families that have livened up the place after the wint...

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March: Out Like a Lion
Downtown Monticello, Utah, March 30.  It's a rather early spring in southeast Utah. But plenty of unsettled weather has been rolling through. Last evening the latest one was arriving, with rain and snow showers. Loyd's Lake, March 31. In the morning it was ...

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Mesa Verde in Early Spring
Sleeping Ute Mountain from Montezuma Valley Overlook, on the North Rim of Mesa Verde. After a late March snowfall, I drove into Mesa Verde National Park at dawn. I was early enough that I didn't take my first photographs until I was well into the north end ...

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The Clouds Parted
Sunrise clouds clearing over the Mancos Valley A March morning and Mesa Verde was locked in fog. Some fresh snow on the ground, but the road into the park was merely wet, not icy. As I drove up the first set of switchbacks, I was thinking: no photos from an...

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Great new post by the "Geogypsy", park ranger Gaelyn Olmstead.

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Here Comes Spring
Rainbow Trout, February 19. Until yesterday I had not caught any trout since January 5. The two times I had gone after that were brutal, the cold and wind. Oh, well. If this had been a normal winter here in southeast Utah the lake would have frozen much ear...

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Sand Island Petroglyph Panel, Utah
The San Juan River at Sand Island. On a cold January afternoon I stopped by for another visit to the BLM's Sand Island Recreation Area. Picnic tables and shade shelters overlooking the San Juan River.  There is a boat landing there on the San Juan River, a ...

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Solitude: Thoreau and an Ohio Hermit
Old Man's Cave Falls, Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio "I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I never found the companion that was as companionable as solitude." ...
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