National Geographic assignments, adventures, and family. Commercial agent: @natgeocreative, Project w my son: @hawkeyehuey
ShipRock or Tsé Bitʼaʼí, "rock with wings," out the car window on my drive to Santa Fe today! The name comes from the legend of the great bird that brought the Navajo from the north to their current homelands. #NavajoNation
An ancient patio where Ancestral Puebloans lived 800+ years ago. Cedar Mesa, Southern Utah in what was briefly #BearsEarsNationalMonument. From an assignment for @natgeo covering the recent National Monument reductions of Bears Ears and #EscalanteGrandStaircase, Utah. If you ever find a site like this please #VisitWithRespect! @cedarmesafriends is a great resource for site etiquette. Never enter or lean on any ruins, leave all artifacts no matter how small, and never reveal specific location information!
The first light of day hitting Butler Wash Wilderness Study Area, near the edge of the Needles of Canyonlands, Utah. Looking at lands that were made part of #BearsEarsNationalMonument then removed in this most recent chapter of the battle over Public lands. On assignment for @natgeo. Flying with @shotsfromabove!
@hawkeyehuey (my 8yr old son) just finished a trip to NYC and the result is a huge pile of real life photographs that you can hold in your actual hands!!! There is nothing I love more than sifting through these stacks of gold after our trips together! To see the scanned images follow the @hawkeyehuey account over the next week! Check out my IG story for a few images and video from one shoot. #FujiInstaxWide
#ad. I got lost in the woods and all I had a was a stick of gum, an empty bag of chips, a 9 volt battery, and @ACE_Brand Elastic Bandages... Is it enough to save my life!? *
My son @Hawkeyehuey and I are partnering with ACE Brand for National Get Outdoors Month because we think getting outside with your kids is one of the most important things you can do with them! We will be in New York’s Washington Square Park on June 6th to help celebrate 100 years of being prepared for anything with ACE! (*Please don't try this at home, of course no one can make a walkie talkie out of these things)
Matt Redd rounding up cattle in some of the most dramatic light I’ve ever seen, on the Dugout Ranch in Indian Creek, Utah (now owned and operated by the Nature Conservancy). On assignment covering the reduction of #BearsEarsNationalMonument and Escalante National Monument for @NatGeo. Big ups to @jamesqmartin for invaluable assistance on this epic day of chasing light!
The incredibly intact roof of an Ancestral Puebloan living structure which also contains the remains of a ladder (unnamed canyon, Cedar Mesa, Utah). Likely built around 800 years ago. Zoom in and check out all the perfectly preserved structural ties they used! From an assignment for @natgeo covering the recent National Monument reductions of #BearsEars and #EscalanteGrandStaircase, Utah. If you ever find a site like this please #VisitWithRespect! @cedarmesafriends is a great resource for site etiquette. Never enter or lean on any ruins, leave all artifacts no matter how small, and never reveal specific location information! (This ruin was photographed without entry). Check out my IG story for videos of this extraordinary structure!
Update! I think we are as close as we can get to an explanation of this piece. The horses below are definitely Ute, but the portraits above are likely Navajo done later, possibly the second half of the 1800s. (They also bear a striking resemblance to the portraits done in the boarding schools of the late 19th century). Thanks so much to all of you who weighed in!
Original post: Rock art experts, I need your help! This series of portraits of horse owners with their horses at Sand Island near Bluff, Utah is said to be from the Navajo between 1500-1800 CE. But I have only seen horses like this done by the Utes. Can anyone shed some light? On assignment for @natgeo!
Detail of a Ute petroglyph over much older spirals (potential 1000-2000 years older) near Bluff, Utah. Likely between 1600-1800 CE. On assignment for @NatGeo.
An Ancestral Puebloan granary built most likely around 800-1000 years ago, Cedar Mesa, Southern Utah. See a video of the cliff-ledge used to access this site in my IG stories. On assignment for @natgeo!