A late evening monsoon with frequent lightning strikes
A monsoon storm cell moving across the northern New Mexico mesa
The Sunset Dynamic
Monsoon clouds light up at sunset above the Taos mesa
Illuminated above the Taos Mesa
Early monsoon season clouds building above Taos during a May afternoon
Sunset colors light up the sky above Taos
Taos Sunset Colors
Vallecito Sunset Light
July monsoon clouds
A Contrast of Atmosphere
Various layers of clouds in the afternoon in the sky above Taos
During a mid June evening while drinking moonshine brewed by a friend in Colorado, I waited about an hour with a finger on the remote trigger for a perfect strike to capture. Pretty happy with the results
Lightning during an intense afternoon monsoon on the mesa
Lightning striking above the town of Taos with Jicarita Mountain visible between storm cells
Lightning during a Summer monsoon
Taos Mesa Nightlights
The volcanic mesas west of the Rio Grande Gorge with lights from the Taos airport and Taos Mesa Brewery during a mid-July evening.
Early September monsoon
Electric Enchantment in the Sage's High Tide
The high mesa sea of sage, lit up enchanting storm brings the light
Life on the High Mesa
A monsoon storm fills in the mountains above a very green mesa at the peak of Summer. Taos, New Mexico.
High Tide on the Mesa Sea
Storms on the mesa bring great natural light during the Summer monsoons
The Sunset Contrast
The old mining town of Twining, now a modern-day ski resort town, is situated in a high glacial valley among the rugged peaks of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. When the sky is cloudy above the mountains and clear to the west beyond the Rio Grande Valley, sunset light creates some beautiful scenes.
Nature is the Gold
After a few hot June days on the Taos mesa the 2016 monsoon season began with some cool showers and a spectacular double rainbow
Ascending by Sunset
We were hiking up to the ridge between Mayflower and Clinton Gulches during a mid-July evening. It had been seasonally cool with monsoonal moisture filling the atmosphere. After some light showers the clouds began to dissipate with the cooling of evening and sunset light illuminated the Gore Range in the distance beyond Copper Mountain with vibrant colors.
Gore Range Aglow
The mountains and weather in Colorado can create some beautiful sunsets; this scene unfolded on a Summer snowboarding trip with a few friends. We had just arrived at our destination and were hiking to our campsite when the sunset colors began to show. It had been a stormy day and the dense monsoon clouds hung close to the high 13,000+ foot peaks. As we climbed towards a ridge we had to cross, the cloud cover to the west opened up and the sunlight dramatically illuminated a band across the region, creating some awesome alpenglow on the mountains we were travelling within and lighting up the Gore Range in the distance.
Mount Massive Monsoon
High Desert Sunbeams
Night Storm 1
A strong Summer monsoon storm rolls through the mountains south of Taos
Night Storm 3
San Luis Valley Sunset
Near Zapata Falls there is a trail leading to Zapata Lake. It's a rough and rocky climb to the vantage overlooking the San Luis Valley and Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, and well worth the effort for the sunsets which are known to be pretty.