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Zion National Park, Utah

 

River in Zion NP

Colorful rocks, Zion NP

 

Wildflower blooming in May, Zion NP

Rock patterns, Zion NP

 

Probably Zion Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja scabrida), Zion NP

Outback Zion NP

 

Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia sp.), Zion NP

The Bryce Canyon Amphitheather, Bryce Canyon National Park

 

Magnificent view!

Red hoodoos

 

Red cliffs

Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), Bryce Canyon National Park

 

Ladder-Backed Woodpecker (Dryobates scalaris), Southern Utah

Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel (Callospermophilus lateralis), Bryce Canyon National Park. Although it resembles a chipmunk, this species lacks a facial dark eye-line stripe, and is classified as a ground squirrel.

 

Three species of chipmunks are found in Bryce Canyon, the Uinta Chipmunk, the Least Chipmunk and the Cliff Chipmunk. The 21 chipmunk species found in Western USA can be very hard to distinguish. This is probably a Uinta Chipmunk (Eutamius umbrinus), found near the cliffs in Bryce Canyon.

Uinta Chipmunk, Bryce Canyon NP

 

Rock Squirrel (Otospermophilus variegatus), Capitol Reef National Park

Bryce Canyon NP

 

Bryce Canyon hoodoos

Pronghorn, Bryce Canyon National Park

 

Lizard in Capitol Reef National Park

Bryce Canyon NP

 

Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus), Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon springtime

 

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Flowering prickly pear cacti, Capitol Reef National Park

 

Probably Large-petaled Onion (Allium macropetalum), Capitol Reef NP

Capitol Reef NP

 

Grand wash, Butch Cassidy's hideout area in Capitol Reef National Park

Claret Cup Cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus), Capitol Reef National Park

 

Capitol Gorge

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

 

Arches National Park, Park Avenue, Utah

Hopi Chipmunk (Neotamias rufus), Arches National Park

 

Balanced rock, hoodoo in the Arches National Park