Landscape and Nature photography by Shane Srogi

Archive for September, 2011

Victoria Crowned Pigeon

 (Shane Srogi)

 (Shane Srogi)

Victoria Crowned Pigeon 

If you look close to the profile picture you can see a red streak near the eyes.  The Pigeon was doing this head bob strut very much like the funky chicken.


Canyonland’s National Park 47th Birthday.

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Canyonlands Half Dome  

Interior Secretary Stewart Udall who served under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson pushed for the Canyonlands to become a National Park and on September 12th 1964 President Johnson gave the Canyonlands National Park status.  It was the first park in almost a decade.  In 1971 President Nixon expanded the park to its current size of 527 square miles.

The Canyonlands Half Dome is adjacent to the Willow Flat Camp Ground in the Island of the Sky District.

Recently the Movie 127 hours with James Franco depicts how climber Aron Ralston became trapped in Blue John Canyon, part of President Nixon’s Horseshoe Canyon District expansion, and had to amputate his hand.


Whale Rock Rainbow

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Whale Rock.  Island in the Sky District.  Canyonlands National Park.


Magnolia

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Magnolia 

The Magnolia was named after Pierre Magnol.  The ancient genus developed it’s flower to be pollinated by beetles as it evolved before bees.


Rolling Storm

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Rolling Thunderstorm


Alpine Lakes Back Country

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Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area.  Cascade Mountains.  Washington State.  USA 

President Ford despite the urging of the Forest Service preserved the Alpine Lakes of Washington State on July 12, 1976.  Having thought to have said “anywhere so beautiful should be preserved.”


Sol Duc Falls

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Sol Duc Falls.  Olympic National Park.  Washington State,  USA.  

Sol Duc is from the Quileute word meaning “The people living at the place of the clear sparkling water.”  To this day people go to soak in the hot springs.


Devil’s Cloak 2

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Devil’s Cloak 2.  Arches National Park.  Moab, Utah.  USA 

Devils cloak in blue hour.  This day remains one of the most spectacular displays of natural light I’ve ever witnessed.