"The Swirl" [2:1]
Vermilion Cliffs, Arizona, USA
Between Kanab and Page, along the Utah/Arizona border, are several features, one of them the Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area, managed by the BLM. One such predominant feature is White Pocket, an ancient, petrified sand dune. Erosion has slowly worn away at this landmark, creating incredible shapes and forms, including this one I call "The Swirl," for obvious reasons. The foreground is Arizona, while the background is Utah.
Access to this area is limited due to its remote location, so it not a trip for the unprepared. Four-wheel drive is required due to the heavy, soft sand, and in fact I I have been stuck before while even driving in a Jeep! For those who are prepared,...
Chad Dutson is a Salt Lake City, Utah-based wilderness photographer who occasionally ventures into fine art portraiture. He deeply admires nature, and strives to capture the finest scenes possible. He spent all but three years of his life living in the West, providing him incredible opportunities to enhance his self-taught craft.
Chad began shooting with a point-and-shoot at the age of eight. He began an early transition to digital photography in 1999, and now shoots exclusively digital. He has been published in books, magazines, websites, and has been a juror for several photo competitions.
Chad has an insatiable desire to wander the wild, seeking solitude and serenity away from the bustle of city life. His deep passion for...
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