June 30, 2018

ARIZONA: Cynomys ludovicianus arizonensis - Sonora


Arizona black-tailed prairie dog
Cynomys ludovicianus arizonensis



Arizona Black-tailed prairie dog - Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona



Black-tailed prairie dog
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June 19, 2018

ARIZONA: Lower Antelope Canyon - NAVAJO NATION


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Lower Antelope Canyon



Hazdistazi - Colorful sandstone walls of Lower Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona


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Lower Antelope Canyon
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Art Taylor - Soul Eyes " Arthur Taylor / Mr.A.T." (jazz)

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June 16, 2018

NAVAJO NATION: The View Restaurant - Oljato-Monument Valley

The View Hotel
Oljato-Monument Valley


People on The View Restaurant, Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah/AZ



The Mittens
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Merrick Butte



East and West Mitten Buttes (also known collectively as The Mittens) are two distinctive geological features found within the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in northeast Navajo County, Arizona. When viewed from the south, the buttes appear to be two gigantic mittens with their thumbs facing inwards.

The two buttes are about 0.6 miles (0.97 km) from the Arizona–Utah state line and West Mitten Butte is 1.1 miles (1.8 km) northeast of the park headquarters. The summit of West Mitten Butte is 6,176 feet (1,882 m) in elevation and East Mitten Butte is 6,226 feet (1,898 m).

The Mittens form a triangle with Merrick's Butte about 2/3 of a mile to the south and, with Sentinel Mesa, are in the Mitten Buttes Quadrangle.

The buttes are made of three principal rock layers. The lowest layer is Organ Rock Shale, the middle is de Chelly Sandstone, and the top layer is the Moenkopi Formation capped by Shinarump Conglomerate.

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JR. Monterose - Central Park West "A little pleasure" (jazz)

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June 11, 2018

ARIZONA: Sunrise over Grand Canyon - Grand Canyon N.P.

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Sunrise over the Grand Canyon - Grand Canyon Lovers, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona


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Charles Mingus - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
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June 5, 2018

ARIZONA: Arizona Grand Canyon - Grand Canyon N.P.

Yavapai Point
South Rim of Grand Canyon N.P.


Grand Canyon Tours at Sunset: South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona


Grand Canyon


The Grand Canyon (Hopi: Ongtupqa; Yavapai: Wi:kaʼi:la, Navajo: Tsékooh Hatsoh, Spanish: Gran Cañón) is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the U.S. state of Arizona in North America. The canyon and adjacent rim are contained within Grand Canyon National Park, the Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, the Hualapai Indian Reservation, the Havasupai Indian Reservation and the Navajo Nation. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery.

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,093 feet or 1,857 meters). Nearly two billion years of Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. While some aspects about the history of incision of the canyon are debated by geologists, several recent studies support the hypothesis that the Colorado River established its course through the area about 5 to 6 million years ago. Since that time, the Colorado River has driven the down-cutting of the tributaries and retreat of the cliffs, simultaneously deepening and widening the canyon.

For thousands of years, the area has been continuously inhabited by Native Americans, who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon a holy site, and made pilgrimages to it. The first European known to have viewed the Grand Canyon was García López de Cárdenas from Spain, who arrived in 1540.



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