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By Earl Nottingham

 

“As an outdoor photographer, all of my subjects, from the smallest flower to the largest mountain, are the result of the forces of nature that have orchestrated the perpetual tide of birth and death for eons. If those forces do ever end, I’ll be out of a job.”

Layered rock and a clear desert sky showcase nature’s wonders in the Big Bend region of Texas.

Layered rock and a clear desert sky showcase nature’s wonders in the Big Bend region of Texas.

Coastal sand dunes are shaped by the forces of wind on the King Ranch in South Texas.

Coastal sand dunes are shaped by the forces of wind on the King Ranch in South Texas.

Autumn color goes on display in McKittrick Canyon at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Autumn color goes on display in McKittrick Canyon at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

With ocotillo silhouetted in the foreground, mammatus clouds suggest a late-evening storm is coming.

With ocotillo silhouetted in the foreground, mammatus clouds suggest a late-evening storm is coming.

A mountain biker works to outrun a sudden desert downpour near Lajitas.

A mountain biker works to outrun a sudden desert downpour near Lajitas.

Wintering snow geese head to their evening feeding grounds near El Campo, as seen in this bird’s-eye view.

Wintering snow geese head to their evening feeding grounds near El Campo, as seen in this bird’s-eye view.

A storm clears over the volcanic rock formations of  Las Cuevas Amarillas at Big Bend Ranch State Park.

A storm clears over the volcanic rock formations of  Las Cuevas Amarillas at Big Bend Ranch State Park.

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