Joe LeFevre Photography

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Image Gallery: Southwestern United States

What can you say about the landscapes of the American Southwest? They are like none other in the world with incredible red sandstone formations dominating the four corners region and the Sonoran desert occupying southern Arizona. While on sabbatical leave at the University of Arizon in 1999-2000, I was able to make numerous excursions to Saguaro National Park just outside of Tucson. I was deeply drawn to the human shapes of the saguaro cacti silhouetted against the sunset skies. A week-long photography trip to Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion National Parks made me fall hopelessly in love with these landscapes. I'll never forget standing on a precipice at Toroweep Overlook in Grand Canyon National Park with the Colorado River 3000 feet directly below me. It was truly a humbling experience as I contemplated the immensity of the scene before me and the geological forces that wrought this canyon. These kinds of places rejuvenate my spirit and remind me once again of the greatness of our Creator.

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