Single-image Sunday: Survivor   5 comments

I like to post images on Sunday that dovetail from the previous Friday’s Foto Talk.  On Friday I wrote in part about not taking your photography so seriously that you forget about your own safety.  In other words, it was about survival.  And I can think of no better way to highlight the concept than to post this picture I took the other evening.  

At Deadhorse Point near Canyonlands National Park, Utah, this ancient, wind-battered Juniper tree has been standing here for a long long time.  It certainly has a grand view to admire, looking out over the canyon country carved by the Colorado River as it flows toward Cataract Canyon.  How many sunrises like this has it witnessed?  

You can see the small crack it grows from.  It’s roots can travel up to 100 feet or more to reach pockets of water which collect in the crevice during infrequent rain and snowmelt.  If you’re interested in purchase options for this image just click on it.  If you have any questions, please contact me.  Thanks for your interest and have a happy Sunday!

The Old Man

Sunrise from Deadhorse Point, southern Utah.  This image is copyrighted & not available for download without my permission.  Click on picture for purchase options.  Thanks for your interest!

5 responses to “Single-image Sunday: Survivor

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  1. Amazing that this tree could grow in such a barren place.

  2. Lots to like in that photo including the colours.

  3. Awesome photo! I was a Civil Air Patrol chaplain for 13 years. One thing that was always stressed was Safety, Safety, and Safety always. Even so, for a long time we had “true confessions” of not adhering to safety for one reason or another…even amongst a group of very safety conscious people.

    About your situation I pondered … what would be lightweight necessities. So I thought I’d share with you.


    A couple protein bars

    Small first aid kit

    If nothing else

    Antibiotic ointment

    A few band aids

    Elastic bandage in case of an ankle strain.

    Steel wool and a battery so you can start a fire (try it, it works great)

    Poncho in case it rains

    I almost always carry arnica which is great to help prevent/minimize bruising.

    Charged cell phone even though many places you go may not have easy reception. I’m starting to carry a small portable emergency charger.

    Love your photographs and I was so glad to see the mushroom rocks!!!!!



  4. Brilliant.

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