Mesa Arch, Utah.  An exuberant hiker greets the dawning sun from atop Mesa Arch. Yup, that's me, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park

Hiker atop Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Milky Way and Shooting Star over Delicate Arch, as stars cover the night sky, Arches National Park, Utah

Milky Way galaxy and a Shooting Star over Delicate Arch at Night

Hiker in North Window, sunset, western face.  North Window is a natural sandstone arch 90 feet wide and 48 feet high, Arches National Park, Utah

Hiker in North Window, sunset, western face. North Window is a natural sandstone arch 90 feet wide and 48 feet high. Arches National Park, Utah.

Light Painting and the Milky Way and Stars over Delicate Arch, at night, Arches National Park, Utah

Light Painting Delicate Arch with Stars and the Milky Way

Owachomo Bridge and Milky Way.  Owachomo Bridge, a natural stone bridge standing 106' high and spanning 130' wide,stretches across a canyon with the Milky Way crossing the night sky, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah

Owachomo Bridge And Milky Way At Night

Panorama of the Milky Way over Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Panorama Of The Milky Way Over Mesa Arch

Landscape Arch and Milky Way, stars rise over the arch at night, Arches National Park, Utah

Landscape Arch and Milky Way, Arches National Park, Utah

Delicate Arch at Sunset, Arches National Park

Delicate Arch At Sunset

Mesa Arch spans 90 feet and stands at the edge of a mesa precipice thousands of feet above the Colorado River gorge. For a few moments at sunrise the underside of the arch glows dramatically red and orange, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Mesa Arch at Sunrise, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Lunar Eclipse and blood red moon sequence over Arch Rock, planet Mars above the moon, composite image, Joshua Tree National Park, April 14/15 2014

Lunar eclipse sequence and planet Mars over Arch Rock

The Milky Way galaxy arches over Arch Rock on a clear evening in Joshua Tree National Park

The Milky Way galaxy arcs over Arch Rock in Joshua Tree National Park.

Mobius Arch in the Alabama Hills, seen here at night with swirling star trails formed in the sky above due to a long time exposure, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Mobius Arch In The Alabama Hills, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Sunrise light on Turret Arch viewed through North Window, winter, Arches National Park, Utah

Sunrise light on Turret Arch viewed through North Window, winter.

Delicate Arch, dusted with snow, at sunset, with the snow-covered La Sal mountains in the distance.  Delicate Arch stands 45 feet high, with a span of 33 feet, atop of bowl of slickrock sandstone, Arches National Park, Utah

Delicate Arch, dusted with snow, at sunset, with the snow-covered La Sal mountains in the distance. Delicate Arch stands 45 feet high, with a span of 33 feet, atop of bowl of slickrock sandstone.

Mobius Arch at sunrise, with Mount Whitney (the tallest peak in the continental United States), Lone Pine Peak and snow-covered Sierra Nevada Range framed within the arch.  Mobius Arch is a 17-foot-wide natural rock arch in the scenic Alabama Hills Recreational Area near Lone Pine, California

Mobius Arch At Sunrise, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Milky Way and Stars through Wilson Arch. Wilson Arch rises high above route 191 in eastern Utah, with a span of 91 feet and a height of 46 feet, Moab

Milky Way and Stars through Arch, Utah.

Mesa Arch Sunrise, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Mesa Arch Sunrise

The Milky Way galaxy arcs above Arch Rock, panoramic photograph, cylindrical projection, Joshua Tree National Park, California

The Milky Way galaxy arcs above Arch Rock in Joshua Tree National Park in this high resolution panoramic photograph.

Mobius Arch at sunrise, framing snow dusted Lone Pine Peak and the Sierra Nevada Range in the background. Also known as Galen's Arch, Mobius Arch is found in the Alabama Hills Recreational Area near Lone Pine

Snow-covered Lone Pine Peak framed within Moebius Arch, dawn.

Milky Way and Stars over Delicate Arch, at night, Arches National Park, Utah

Milky Way And Stars Over Delicate Arch

Stars over Corona Arch at Night, Moab, Utah

Stars Over Corona Arch

Stars and Iridium Flare over Double Arch, Arches National Park

Stars and Iridium Flare over Double Arch, Arches National Park

Milky Way galaxy over Mobius Arch at night, Alabama Hills, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Mobius Arch And Milky Way At Night, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Natural arch formed in sandstone, Valley of Fire State Park

Sunrise On Sandstone Natural Arch, Valley Of Fire, Valley Of Fire State Park

Darwins Arch, a dramatic 50-foot tall natural lava arch, rises above the ocean a short distance offshore of Darwin Island

Darwin's Arch, Darwin Island, Galapagos

Delicate Arch and Milky Way, lit by quarter moon, hiker's flashlight and the fading blue sky one hour after sunset.  Arches National Park, Utah

Delicate Arch And Milky Way, Arches National Park

Milky Way at Night over Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

Milky Way At Night Over Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

The Milky Way galaxy above Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, night star field exposure

The Milky Way galaxy echoes the shape of Arch Rock in Joshua Tree National Park in this, night-time star field exposure.

Star trails and Arch Rock.  Polaris, the North Star, is at the center of the circular arc star trails as they pass above this natural stone archway in Joshua Tree National Park

Star trails and Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park.

Mount Whitney and Lone Pine Peak are framed by Lathe Arch in the Alabama Hills at sunrise, California, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Lathe Arch, Mount Whitney And Lone Pine Peak, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Mobius Arch and stars at night, Alabama Hills, California, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Mobius Arch And Stars At Night, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Landscape Arch and Milky Way, stars rise over the arch at night, Arches National Park, Utah

Landscape Arch And Milky Way, Arches National Park

Arch Rock in Joshua Tree National Park.  A natural stone arch in the White Tank area of Joshua Tree N.P

Arch Rock In Joshua Tree National Park

Wilson Arch rises high above route 191 in eastern Utah, with a span of 91 feet and a height of 46 feet

Wilson Arch, Utah

Milky Way and Stars over Delicate Arch, at night, Arches National Park, Utah

Milky Way And Stars Over Delicate Arch

Natural arch formed in sandstone frames the setting moon, Valley of Fire State Park

Moonrise Over Sandstone Arch, Valley Of Fire, Valley Of Fire State Park

Skyline Arch spans 90 feet, Arches National Park, Utah

Skyline Arch

Pine Tree Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

Pine Tree Arch, Arches National Park.

Double Arch and the Milky Way, stars at night, Arches National Park, Utah

Double Arch And The Milky Way

The Milky Way arching over Mesa Arch at night, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

The Milky Way Arching Over Mesa Arch At Night

Milky Way arches over Delicate Arch, as stars cover the night sky, Arches National Park, Utah

Milky Way Arches Over Delicate Arch, Arches National Park

Stars over Corona Arch at Night, Moab, Utah

Stars Over Corona Arch

Windows at Sunrise, Arches National Park

Windows At Sunrise

Panoramic image of Arch Rock at dusk, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Arch Rock Panorama At Dusk, Joshua Tree National Park

Corona Arch, Moab, Utah

Corona Arch, Moab, Utah

The Milky Way galaxy above Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, night star field exposure

The Milky Way Galaxy Above Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

Turret Arch at sunset, winter, Arches National Park, Utah

Turret Arch at sunset, winter, Arches National Park, Utah.

South Window at Sunrise, Arches National Park

South Window At Sunrise

Lathe Arch and Lone Pine Peak, sunrise, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Lathe Arch And Lone Pine Peak, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Natural arch formed in red Navaho sandstone cliffs, Zion Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah

Zion Arch, Zion National Park

Mesa Arch spans 90 feet and stands at the edge of a mesa precipice thousands of feet above the Colorado River gorge. For a few moments at sunrise the underside of the arch glows dramatically red and orange, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Mesa Arch, Island In The Sky