Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Utah. Telephoto view of Rainbow Bridge, looking upstream. 1959. Digital File:hwr00034 ID. Hansen, W.R. 34ct

No, I haven't suddenly become a much better photographer. I have simply discovered the Earth Science Photographic Archive of the U.S. Geological Survey. I am reluctant to use copyrighted images without permission, the disclaimers and permissions granted are sometimes ugly, and Lord knows I can't fall back on too many skills as a photographer. So I am falling back on my skills as a researcher instead.

There are some remarkable photos at the Archive. Take a look!

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