Having lived in southern Utah for four years, I saw the beautiful and bizarre geography unique to the area. The colors and formations were birthed from the most unlikely combinations of tectonic activity and climate, and they exist in a transitional state. These iconic vistas are constantly in flux, and many of the state’s iconic monuments could collapse in our lifetime.
I travelled the state during a transitional time—between autumn and winter, between graduation and my first full-time job—to enjoy and document this one-of-a-kind place. These photos were taken in National and State Parks in southwest, southcentral, and southeast Utah.