Light Rays and Darkness, California

Light Rays and Darkness, California

An early-evening storm converges on the San Gabriel Mountains, obscuring the summer sun.

Rocky Mountains, Colorado

Rocky Mountains, Colorado

Bright snow, dark rocks, and a pine forrest surround a small, crystal blue lake.

Rocky Mountain Sunset, Colorado

Rocky Mountain Sunset, Colorado

The sun disappears behind a cloud en route to setting behind the Rocky Mountain range.

Mount Ritter Rises over Shadow Lake, California

Mount Ritter Rises over Shadow Lake, California

At 13,150 feet, Mount Ritter is one of the most prominent peaks in the surrounding Inyo National Forest. Glacier-fed Shadow Lake sits in the foreground.

Spartan Stadium, Michigan

Spartan Stadium, Michigan

Home to the Michigan State Spartans football team, Spartan Stadium and the surrounding campus spend most of the winter months blanketed in snow and ice.

Red Cedar River, Michigan

Red Cedar River, Michigan

Pedestrian bridges over the Red Cedar River link the northern and southern parts of Michigan State University's campus in East Lansing.

The Bixby Creek Bridge, California

The Bixby Creek Bridge, California

Located in Big Sur, the Bixby Creek Bridge is one of the most photographed landmarks along California's picturesque State Route 1.

Kayakers in the Pacific, California

Kayakers in the Pacific, California

Adventurous kayakers navigate the coastal Pacific waters near Big Sur.

Sun and Mazda

Sun and Mazda

Sun, clouds, and sky reflect off a Mazda6.

Andrew Molera State Park, California

Andrew Molera State Park, California

The 8.8-mile Andrew Molera Loop gains 1,100 feet along the Ridge Trail, pictured here, before sloping down toward the Pacific Ocean along the Panorama and Bluffs Trails.

Evening Sky, Los Angeles

Evening Sky, Los Angeles

The setting sun casts these clouds in brilliant orange and pink hues against a darkening blue sky.

Angeles Crest Highway, California

Angeles Crest Highway, California

Above 5,000 feet, the Angeles Crest Highway is regularly pummeled with snow and ice during the winter months.

Angeles Crest Highway, California

Angeles Crest Highway, California

After a spring storm, the clouds break to reveal unique sky coloration and hazy sun rays.

San Gabriel Mountains, California

San Gabriel Mountains, California

As the sun sets, low clouds flood the San Gabriel Mountains' many valleys.

Renaissance Center, Detroit

Renaissance Center, Detroit

The 73-story glass tower, home to GM's world headquarters, is surrounded by four 39-story office buildings.

Red Rock Canyon State Park, California

Red Rock Canyon State Park, California

Amazing orange rock formations rise high above the desert.

Los Angeles Basin

Los Angeles Basin

The City of Angels looks so small from the San Gabriel Mountains. But the clouds don't block the sun from reflecting off the Pacific Ocean.

Mt. Baldy Summit, California

Mt. Baldy Summit, California

Hikers take a breath after reaching the Mt. Baldy summit, the highest point in Los Angeles County at 10,084 feet.

Fallen Sequoia, California

Fallen Sequoia, California

One of several fallen sequoias in Sequoia National Forest, the dead roots of this tree extend over 15 feet high.

Red Rock Canyon State Park, California

Red Rock Canyon State Park, California

A blazing July sun peeks around an orange, rocky formation.

Indian Wells Tennis Stadium, California

Indian Wells Tennis Stadium, California

The Indian Wells Tennis Gardens are home to this 16,100-seat stadium, which offers expansive views of the surrounding San Jacinto Mountains and Palm Desert.

Hellcat Wreckage

Hellcat Wreckage

Fragments of metal are all that remain of two Navy Hellcat jets that crashed into the San Gabriel Mountains not far from Mt. Baldy on March 2, 1949. The wreckage sits just above 9,000 feet.

St. Mary's Glacier, Colorado

St. Mary's Glacier, Colorado

Nestled in the Arapaho National Forest near Idaho Springs, Colorado, this small, retreating snowfield is a holdover from the most recent Ice Age.