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  • Ending 2019 with another check off the list!  With the addition of #whitesandsnationalpark there are now a total of 62 national parks.  Over the past 4 years I’ve had the privilege of visiting 22 of them. #zionnps and specifically, #angelslanding trail have to rank right up there with the best of them. What an incredible experience!Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Southwest Utah
  • Ending 2019 with another check off the list! With the addition of #whitesandsnationalpark there are now a total of 62 national parks. Over the past 4 years I’ve had the privilege of visiting 22 of them. #zionnps and specifically, #angelslanding trail have to rank right up there with the best of them. What an incredible experience!Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Southwest Utah
  • 143 10 25 December, 2019

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  • Hiking “the Narrows” was absolutely wild. We had drysuits, which were a must in the cold water and February off-season. (The “waterfall” in this picture is actually completely frozen!) We got an early start and were the only people in sight most of the morning. The landscape seemed to change so drastically around each new corner. And with the way the shadows constantly moved, the way back seemed entirely different than the way in. We didn’t hike in very far, but the couple of hours we were in there was like exploring another planet. So so beautiful.
  • Hiking “the Narrows” was absolutely wild. We had drysuits, which were a must in the cold water and February off-season. (The “waterfall” in this picture is actually completely frozen!) We got an early start and were the only people in sight most of the morning. The landscape seemed to change so drastically around each new corner. And with the way the shadows constantly moved, the way back seemed entirely different than the way in. We didn’t hike in very far, but the couple of hours we were in there was like exploring another planet. So so beautiful.
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  • Desert Bighorn Sheep, Zion National Park. December, 2019.
  • Desert Bighorn Sheep, Zion National Park. December, 2019.
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  • The magical light doesn't last long in the Narrows, because, well, they're narrow. Fortunately, the sun was shining!
  • The magical light doesn't last long in the Narrows, because, well, they're narrow. Fortunately, the sun was shining!
  • 59 4 6 hours ago
  • First light at at Zion
  • First light at at Zion
  • 64 5 8 hours ago
  • Desert Bighorn Sheep, Zion National Park. December, 2019.
  • Desert Bighorn Sheep, Zion National Park. December, 2019.
  • 37 1 9 hours ago
  • Only saw a teeny tiny slice of Zion last time I was there. Therefore, I MUST. GO. BACK.

Would love to conquer all five Utah national parks in one trip. Especially itching to see Arches! Have you been? What’s your fave NP in Utah?
  • Only saw a teeny tiny slice of Zion last time I was there. Therefore, I MUST. GO. BACK.

    Would love to conquer all five Utah national parks in one trip. Especially itching to see Arches! Have you been? What’s your fave NP in Utah?
  • 112 17 9 hours ago
  • Remember that time I nearly killed myself in a slot canyon? No? Well I do! 😜 but the views were nice.
  • Remember that time I nearly killed myself in a slot canyon? No? Well I do! 😜 but the views were nice.
  • 32 1 10 hours ago
  • running towards the weekend like ... ✨✨
  • running towards the weekend like ... ✨✨
  • 33 9 12 hours ago
  • My time in this place was just too short and I'm feeling an urge to go back.
  • My time in this place was just too short and I'm feeling an urge to go back.
  • 55 1 18 hours ago
  • A picture of Zion National Park from that one bridge everyone takes this same picture from. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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But you can’t blame us. Taking good pictures here is basically cheating. 😂
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Also, funny story. We got pulled over after taking these pictures cause we parked on the side of the road where it was convenient rather than where it was designated. Worth it though? (Yes)
  • A picture of Zion National Park from that one bridge everyone takes this same picture from. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    But you can’t blame us. Taking good pictures here is basically cheating. 😂
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    Also, funny story. We got pulled over after taking these pictures cause we parked on the side of the road where it was convenient rather than where it was designated. Worth it though? (Yes)
  • 283 2 21 February, 2020
  • Wishing I was back up in the Narrows instead of at work! #zionnps
  • Wishing I was back up in the Narrows instead of at work! #zionnps
  • 53 0 20 February, 2020
  • A little cold and tired at this point so I decided to head back to the Temple parking lot #zionnps
  • A little cold and tired at this point so I decided to head back to the Temple parking lot #zionnps
  • 15 0 20 February, 2020
  • Desert Bighorn Sheep, Zion National Park. December, 2019.
  • Desert Bighorn Sheep, Zion National Park. December, 2019.
  • 55 1 20 February, 2020
  • I adore California, but there's just something about the Southwest that calls to me. I've been missing these red canyons, the aeons of layered stone, the feel of hiking for hours through the hoodoos. 
What places call to you?
  • I adore California, but there's just something about the Southwest that calls to me. I've been missing these red canyons, the aeons of layered stone, the feel of hiking for hours through the hoodoos.
    What places call to you?
  • 27 9 20 February, 2020
  • “Wave length” - On this morning, I went out with the intention of hopefully finding some remaining fall color in Zion. I instead captured this image. I found this pond with bubbles splayed out in a dance between uniformity and chaos. I played around with angles and focal lengths and came to a nice tight crop of both uniformity and chaos. The canyon reflection only amplified this effect. Cheers!
  • “Wave length” - On this morning, I went out with the intention of hopefully finding some remaining fall color in Zion. I instead captured this image. I found this pond with bubbles splayed out in a dance between uniformity and chaos. I played around with angles and focal lengths and came to a nice tight crop of both uniformity and chaos. The canyon reflection only amplified this effect. Cheers!
  • 77 7 20 February, 2020
  • ❤️ The mountains are calling
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#ZionNPS
#HikeUtah
  • ❤️ The mountains are calling
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    #ZionNPS
    #HikeUtah
  • 84 2 20 February, 2020
  • Desert Bighorn Sheep, Zion National Park. December, 2019.
  • Desert Bighorn Sheep, Zion National Park. December, 2019.
  • 64 2 20 February, 2020
  • A Desert Bighorn Sheep and her lamb cross the road and climb up into the cliffs near the east entrance of Zion National Park.
  • A Desert Bighorn Sheep and her lamb cross the road and climb up into the cliffs near the east entrance of Zion National Park.
  • 30 1 20 February, 2020
  • Some of the cheapest front row seats you’ll ever get 😉
  • Some of the cheapest front row seats you’ll ever get 😉
  • 3,983 64 20 February, 2020
  • “We arrived to Zion late in the day and bad weather was imminent. It was shoulder season the ranger said and we had to be prepared for anything. He told us don't do it, don't go up there. We went anyway, the light fading in the valley quickly as we ascended more than a thousand feet to Angels Landing. We scrambled out onto the part where the trail mostly disappears and all you have left is this chain for a semblance of advice about where to tread next. Someone told us they had done this "hike" in tears holding onto the rock at their feet filled with dread. I admired this tree, standing here, like a beacon guiding the way. Accepting the loneliness of its fate for the important responsibility of reminding people where the edge with a thousand foot drop to the ground below is, its own tentacles latched firmly onto the rock.” | Words and photography by @anneholiday made with #canonae1 on #portra400 film
  • “We arrived to Zion late in the day and bad weather was imminent. It was shoulder season the ranger said and we had to be prepared for anything. He told us don't do it, don't go up there. We went anyway, the light fading in the valley quickly as we ascended more than a thousand feet to Angels Landing. We scrambled out onto the part where the trail mostly disappears and all you have left is this chain for a semblance of advice about where to tread next. Someone told us they had done this "hike" in tears holding onto the rock at their feet filled with dread. I admired this tree, standing here, like a beacon guiding the way. Accepting the loneliness of its fate for the important responsibility of reminding people where the edge with a thousand foot drop to the ground below is, its own tentacles latched firmly onto the rock.” | Words and photography by @anneholiday made with #canonae1 on #portra400 film
  • 1,140 12 20 February, 2020
  • The Beauty of the Narrows. 🏞🥾
PS : its @badgalriri Birthday!!
  • The Beauty of the Narrows. 🏞🥾
    PS : its @badgalriri Birthday!!
  • 88 3 20 February, 2020
  • 🙋🏼‍♀️Opinion: eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on the side of the road in Zion with the one you love is better than eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in your cubicle by yourself. I’ve done both. #neelandsadventures
  • 🙋🏼‍♀️Opinion: eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on the side of the road in Zion with the one you love is better than eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in your cubicle by yourself. I’ve done both. #neelandsadventures
  • 262 7 20 February, 2020
  • Shifts.
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Ice is a delicate condition that is based on shifts in movement. For both the water during the freeze and the photographer that notices it; these shifts are essential in forming a result. Each small shift of mere inches can provide a new composition and more possibilities. This scene was about 3 feet or so from another composition of a golden oak leaf fused in the ice that took a couple days to shoot. The ice in this scene sits on a pool of water at a bend in the main wash of Zion’s east side. Above the ice sits a sandstone slab that makes for a perfect platform for tripod placement. The area is sunken in and quaint, allowing only a minute amount of light to reach the pool. The ripples of ice had such beautiful character, and the reflected light from the sandstone areas above warmed the scene in whole. I decided to focus in on a group of various warm tone leaves that seemed to be caught in the reverberations of the ripples. The leaves and the ice fought for subject dominance, but in the end I tried my best to find a middle ground in the abstraction.
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I spent a few hours at the bend moving no more than 10 feet in any direction. My eyes were racing around the ice trying to exhaust all compositional potential before the light left. The time at the pool felt like a test. Angles, placement, and elevation all played into the various compositions that were available. Each composition seemed like following the steps of an equation knowing there’s no real answer in the end. But I guess that’s the beauty of photography; no objective solutions, just subjective interpretation.
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_ @canonusa 24-70mm f2.8 II
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#zion #zionnationalpark #zionnps #utah #visitutah #southernutah #naturefirst #adventureresponsibly #leaveitbetter #hpow #canon #teamcanon #canonbringit #beboundless #youtah
  • Shifts.
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    Ice is a delicate condition that is based on shifts in movement. For both the water during the freeze and the photographer that notices it; these shifts are essential in forming a result. Each small shift of mere inches can provide a new composition and more possibilities. This scene was about 3 feet or so from another composition of a golden oak leaf fused in the ice that took a couple days to shoot. The ice in this scene sits on a pool of water at a bend in the main wash of Zion’s east side. Above the ice sits a sandstone slab that makes for a perfect platform for tripod placement. The area is sunken in and quaint, allowing only a minute amount of light to reach the pool. The ripples of ice had such beautiful character, and the reflected light from the sandstone areas above warmed the scene in whole. I decided to focus in on a group of various warm tone leaves that seemed to be caught in the reverberations of the ripples. The leaves and the ice fought for subject dominance, but in the end I tried my best to find a middle ground in the abstraction.
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    I spent a few hours at the bend moving no more than 10 feet in any direction. My eyes were racing around the ice trying to exhaust all compositional potential before the light left. The time at the pool felt like a test. Angles, placement, and elevation all played into the various compositions that were available. Each composition seemed like following the steps of an equation knowing there’s no real answer in the end. But I guess that’s the beauty of photography; no objective solutions, just subjective interpretation.
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    _ @canonusa 6D Mark II
    _ @canonusa 24-70mm f2.8 II
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    #zion #zionnationalpark #zionnps #utah #visitutah #southernutah #naturefirst #adventureresponsibly #leaveitbetter #hpow #canon #teamcanon #canonbringit #beboundless #youtah
  • 194 17 20 February, 2020
  • The historic Larson cabin is located along the Taylor Creek trail in the Kolob Canyon section of Zion National Park.  This historic cabin is one of two on the trail.⠀
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Gustive Larson and Arthur Fife built the cabins in 1930 prior to the land being designated as public.  The cabins now are located inside a wilderness area and remain preserved for hikers to view and enjoy. ⠀
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Remember this cabin is a historic artifact and while hikers should look and enjoy, they should not take any items from the area and should not attempt to enter the locked cabin doors.⠀
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Zion Forever is striving to help the park preserve its history so that future generations can enjoy it forever.⠀
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#zionforever #myzion #wethekeepers #zionnationalpark #zionnps #history #wilderness
  • The historic Larson cabin is located along the Taylor Creek trail in the Kolob Canyon section of Zion National Park. This historic cabin is one of two on the trail.⠀

    Gustive Larson and Arthur Fife built the cabins in 1930 prior to the land being designated as public. The cabins now are located inside a wilderness area and remain preserved for hikers to view and enjoy. ⠀

    Remember this cabin is a historic artifact and while hikers should look and enjoy, they should not take any items from the area and should not attempt to enter the locked cabin doors.⠀

    Zion Forever is striving to help the park preserve its history so that future generations can enjoy it forever.⠀
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    #zionforever #myzion #wethekeepers #zionnationalpark #zionnps #history #wilderness
  • 130 0 19 February, 2020
  • Along your 9 mile hike you learn to appreciate all the details and question why you carry around so much camera equipment #iheartbrightcolors #zion #benjaminedelsteinphotography⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Along your 9 mile hike you learn to appreciate all the details and question why you carry around so much camera equipment #iheartbrightcolors #zion #benjaminedelsteinphotography ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    Zion 2/3
  • 157 8 19 February, 2020
  • Desert Bighorn Sheep, Zion National Park. December, 2019.
  • Desert Bighorn Sheep, Zion National Park. December, 2019.
  • 47 1 19 February, 2020