Colorado National Monument, CO
25 images Created 27 May 2015
Visit scenic Colorado National Monument, near Grand Junction and Fruita, in Colorado, USA. The following photos by Tom Dempsey include: Monument Canyon, Wedding Canyon, Independence Monument, Balanced Rock, Devils Kitchen rock formation, Coke Ovens, and ancient streambed ripples fossilized in Wingate sandstone. Animal photos include: Collared Lizard (genus Crotaphytus), Western whiptail lizard (Aspidoscelis tigris, or Tiger Whiptail). Desert flora images: Easter Daisy (Townsendia incana), Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja), Narrow Leaf Yucca (Yucca angustissima). This desert land is high on the Colorado Plateau dotted with pinion and juniper forests.