Life in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada

The adaptation of plants and animals to desert conditions always fascinates me.  The arrangement here caught my, with its contrasting shades.  The unedited scene was interesting but somewhat flat, so I enhanced some of the colors, imagined the scene in gathering gloom with some fading sunlight filtering through, and finally with a Posterization filter to emphasize the textures.  This is in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the spectacular region of natural wonders east of I-15, northeast from Las Vegas.  The drive from Las Vegas on Charleston Boulevard / State Route 159 abruptly leaves urban civilization for immense, rugged spaces and eventually leads to a crazy-quilt of red rock formations.  For its seeming remoteness, this splendid natural area can be enjoyed from well-paved roads.

 

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