This foreboding looking mountainous area is deep in the Wasatch National Forest, known as the Uinta Mountains these are located east of Salt Lake City Utah on the border of the First Nations Uintah-Ouray Reservation. Rugged mountains with an east-west trending range, they bend and dip slightly into southern Wyoming.
While officially a sub-range of the Rocky Mountains, they are known for an unusual fact; these are the highest range in the contiguous United States that runs east to west, instead of north to south.
I lensed this image while flying and exploring the wilderness area between Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah up to the Wasatch Forest. This is one of my rare photos that I captured in the middle of the day as I usually avoid shooting in bright sunlight due to the washed out image effect bright sunlight has on camera sensors and lens. But with the clouds occluding the sunlight and casting a dramatic and warm glow over the landscape I felt this was a scene worthy of sharing!
This mountainous wilderness are the traditional homelands of the First Nations Ute Tribes from which the state name of Utah is derived. The Utes have a current tribal membership of 2,970 and over half of its membership lives on the Reservation. They operate their own tribal government and oversee approximately 1.3 million acres. (Research Source)
This image is from my project "Where Eagles Fly".
About The Project
Where Eagles Fly - The American Wilderness Expedition is my personal mission to introduce people to these amazing locations that surround us. I am piloting a bush plane while exploring and filming throughout the remote back-country areas of North America to raise awareness of the 47% of the USA and 90% of Canada that remain unpopulated wilderness.
About The Author
My name is Zedekiah Morse and I'm a Bush Pilot, Photographer, Explorerand Filmmaker. I live in the Rocky Mountains and devote my time and resources to exploring as much of the world as I can by air.
If you wish to watch a short film detailing how I do my work and this project, go here.
Thank you for your support and Yehaw!!