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2 Photography and Production Ken Chan California Automatic advance American Deserts Music : Ennio Morricone

3 This show illustrates the natural beauty of the deserts in the American southwest, covering the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah See if you recognize the following places Arches Canyonlands Mesa Verde Black Canyon Cedar Breaks Monument Valley Bryce Canyon Death Valley Valley of Fire Canyon de Chelly Grand Canyon Zion

4 Dont they remind you of your favorite western movies

5 This land is grand Monument Valley at sunset

6 Grand CanyonBlack Canyon

7 Canyonlands looks equally grand

8 Want to get down to the bottom of a canyon? Try Canyon de Chelly - it is accessible and beautiful

9 The colorful Navajo sandstone formation

10 I am sure you know the red color is due to the soils iron content iron + air + water = rust Remember your high school chemistry?

11 Looks like this valley is on fire – it is so named Valley of Fire

12 This place near the Arizona-Utah border is called wave It is a paradise for photographers

13 Would be a good place to play hide and seek

14 Delicate carving of the soft sandstone by wind and water

15 A massive display of natures carvings in Bryce Canyon

16 Looks too fragile to lean on

17 Better pray they dont crumble when you are down there

18 Pharaoh talking to a veiled woman Balance rockThree wise men

19 Round the clock sentry

20 King Kongs hand

21 No Match

22 The famous Delicate Arch Arches National Park

23 Small one : a natural window

24 A hole is formed by erosion Over thousands of years the hole enlarges, forming a natural bridge Life of an arch / natural bridge (from left to right) The bridge gets too thin and finally collapses Notice two new holes are developing

25 Big one Sand particles are produced by rock erosion Over millions of years, they are piled together by wind into small one This one can swallow you Sand Dunes

26 This dwelling ruin in Mesa Verde is well preserved Did people actually live here? Yes, this land has been home to Native Americans for thousands of years

27 They left behind these petroglyths

28 This spectacular view from Angels Landing in Zion is your reward for hiking uphill for 3 hours It does not look all dry and dead from here

29 There are even trees (Checker Board in Zion)

30 There were trees back million of years ago The Petrified Wood is the evidence

31 This living cedar at Cedar Breaks is more than 1,000 years old

32 The giant Saguaro Cactus is a symbol of these deserts

33 Cactus flowers are beautiful close up But watch out for those spines

34 Spring wildflower blossom forms a yellow carpet in Death Valley

35 Indian paint-brush Desert 5 spots Some of the Wild flowers in the region

36 Heard of Columbine ? It is the name of the state flower of Colorado

37 Even these unknown species are equally beautiful

38 I am sure you dont mind these little creatures Remember this is the wilderness

39 Trees thrive along riverbanks

40 There must be water under the dry soil

41 Plenty under the leaking roof of this cave

42 So there is water between these rocks

43 or on top of this mesa

44 It is a living desert The End


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