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Stefanie  We have one life to live - capture it in a way you love. Amateur Photographer, Pro at Heart \\ Sharing my world! Member @divine_deserts

Two of the best dogs 🐶 I ever had...#nationaldogday ❤️#nationalpuppyday

Off the beaten path often lands you in the most interesting places. Did mother nature destroy this town? Where is everyone? We must investigate. It's our own Walking Dead episode…we've learned a lot from Rick, Daryl and the crew - we've got this!

In a place like this, everywhere you turn you get the best seat in the house.

In this land of wild terrain, often found in the middle of nowhere, we are welcomed by sculpted rock walls. Trudging through valleys of deep sand, it's hot as hell but we must see more. As we climb through giant sandstone fins, time is never a concern…we have it all to ourselves. Thankfully it takes effort to get here, crowds cease to exist. And in this geological wonderland, it teaches us solitude can be a blessing.

I wasn't raised on desert sunshine but I do know where to find its rays. (If you share this image, please share it as is. Please do not crop it in any way or remove my copyright signature. Thx!)

Utah and it's surrounding parks, grabbed my soul 10 years ago. With every visit, every hike, every canyon, sweating off the stresses of everyday life, escaping society, I see God's country as though it's the first time, each time. Beauty on every level, touching every sense. You can let yourself get lost here, closing your eyes to take in the desert heat and absorb that beautiful sound of silence that only seems to exist here. No matter what age I was and will be, I am a child again at play. This land will challenge you, strengthen you, amaze you…it let's you feel that sense of freedom only the Southwest has to offer.

Revisiting one of my favorite shots. It ranked in the Top 100 for Santa Fe Workshop's Water photo contest in 2014 with 3,791 images submitted from 904 photographers in 26 countries - I was honored an esteemed panel of jurors that included Céline Cousteau, Sarah Leen, Elizabeth Opalenik and Daniel Miller laid eyes on it.

What do I love about trips Out West. Hours from the nearest airport that requires a sizable road trip back and you get to #discover places #offthebeatpath you wouldn't otherwise find.

The stories this old International Drilling Rig must have…

There are a lot of places to see on my bucket list…some of them I just have to do over and over.

An easy trail never made for a great adventure!

I always wonder what the streets would be like without cars...

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