When my wife started talking about a possible trip to Alaska I started to look at places that were visually interesting and Polychrome Overlook was one of them that stood out as you can see why. The dramatic clouds were just icing on the cake.
One of the things that sticks out the most of the White Pocket area in Arizona is the varying layers of sandstone and how they seem to have been violently mixed together like they went through a mixer. In many parts of this area you'll see these layers topped with what looks like a white 'cobblestone-like' layer seen here in the foreground.
It makes for some very dramatic images and quite a sight to see in person.
You may ask how a fjord in Alaska gets the name 'College', well it happens when a railroad baron burns out and decides to explore the last frontier to unwind. But he can't go by himself so he brings the best naturalists and scientists he knows with him, and after discovering this fjord filled with glaciers they decide to name them all after the colleges they and their wives attended.
One of the highlights from the High Sierra Trail in Sequoia National Park. The morning I took this photo I was in a mad dash to get to the lake from the Hamilton Lakes before the morning sun snuck up over the cliffs. Thankfully I beat the sun and captured these wonderful blue tones in the lake.
Normally from this view you would see the rest of what they call the Amphitheater of Bryce but the storm clouds rolled in to fog out the rest of the canyon. From this angle it may not look very mjolnir-y but from the more traditional view of this hoodoo entering the Canyon it does look more like Thor's famous hammer.