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Survivor by mikewheels
Survivor
It is amazing that in the vast sand dunes of Death Valley National Park that anything can grow.  I am not sure what type of bushes these are but they must be very hardy to endure the lack of precipitation and constant winds in this area.  The Mesquite Sand Dunes are an out of this world experience to visit and I can't wait to see them again. 

nikon d300s
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Salt Polygons by mikewheels
Salt Polygons
The salt polygons in Death Valley National Park were one of the photos my friend and I really wanted to find.  While we did not find the best looking ones we tried to make due.  Now that we have a little more knowledge on when and where to go; we hope to have better luck next time!

Nikon d300
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Sand Toes by mikewheels
Sand Toes
There are so many unique formations within the walls of Cathedral Gorge State park it is hard to capture them all in a weekend!  This small state park in Nevada is overlooked many times but those who travel out of their way to visit will not forget it any time soon!

nikon d90
sigma 10-20mm
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Cathedral Gorge Overlook by mikewheels
Cathedral Gorge Overlook
Cathedral Gorge is a less visited but interesting State Park here in Nevada.  What it lacks in size it makes up in uniqueness.  One could spend hours exploring the narrows it has and scrambling over the sandstone formations!

Nikon d300s
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Crazy Rock by mikewheels
Crazy Rock
After exploring some of the lesser known areas of Valley of Fire we came across an area nicknamed crazy rock.  I have never seen so many colors in such a small area.  This will definitely require another trip during better lighting!

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Muskeg Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012   Photographer
Beautiful gallery, Mike!
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mikewheels Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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JustBrandy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
i could favorite your entire gallery!
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mikewheels Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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JustBrandy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
im down to show you around. honestly though, anything can make a great shot, it dosent really matter where you go :nod:.
i do know some awesome places though
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mikewheels Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
cool I would enjoy a photographer's tour!
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Line-of-Birds Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
His work is awesome isn't it? Mike just moved to Anchorage, and wants to know where to go shoot landscapes.
Mike, if you read this, Brandy is my daughter, lives in Anchorage, and knows the area well too. : )
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Line-of-Birds Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful gallery :gallery:
Now, go back to Utah, before you snap up all the good pictures here too! >:\
(I kid!)
Welcome to Alaska and welcome to :iconalaskaaurora:!!! I live in the Mat-Su Valley and love to go out shooting with like minded shutterbugs. I don't get into A-town very often at all though, so if you're ever headed out this way, give a yell and maybe we can have coffee.
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mikewheels Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I would love to pick the brain for some good locations to shoot landscapes! I just moved up here for another job and am looking for a close place to get my feet wet in Alaska photography!
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