The Great Gallery at Night
Horseshoe Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, 2015
One of the most significant rock-art panels in North America, it is believed to have been created by the Desert Archaic people as long ago as 2000 B.C. The largest of the towering figures is just over 7 feet tall. I spent several hours there waiting for the stars to emerge, and I was the only person for all but 20 minutes. The gallery is an awe-inspiring place under nearly any conditions, but being there alone after dark and in silence pierced only by the hoots of several owls was spiritual bordering on mystical. Photo © copyright by Greg Owens.