The Desert Landscapes of the Southern US & Mexico

I was very privileged last year to have clear skies as we flew over extraordinary desert landscapes on our way to Mexico City.

Wind-blown snow over the sand and rocks of a desert.Aerial shot of wind-blown snow over the sand and rocks of a desertAerial shot of a geometric shape imprinted on the wind-blown snow over the sand and rocks of a desertAerial shot of geometric shapes imprinted on the wind-blown snow over the sand and rocks of a desertI think this is the Colorado River but I can’t find anything quite like it in Google images.Aerial shot of a snaky blue-black river from our flight across the southwest US to Mexico CityAerial shot of a snaky blue-black river from our flight across the southwest US to Mexico CityHere we were flying over red rock country, hot and arid.Aerial shot of a red desert from our flight across the southwest US to Mexico CityA dried-out river bed is sketched upon the land.Aerial shot of a dried out river bed from our flight across the southwest US to Mexico CityI think this might be over New Mexico; the land looks like something out of a Georgia O’Keefe painting.Aerial photo of the desert folds in MexicoAerial shot of a desert looking much like a Georgia O'Keeffe paintingA desert plateau in Mexico.Aerial photos of a desert plateau in MexicoAerial photos of a desert plateau in the USAAerial of desert ridges and a dry riverbedAerial shot of the desert plateau somewhere over AmericaFor something completely different from these hot dry lands, my other trip last year, also with clear skies, flew over the polar route to Iceland and Denmark.

More of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Landscape.

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