Dean M. Chriss
Green River Canyon and Juniper, Landscape Photograph by Dean M. Chriss

Green River Canyon and Juniper, 1987

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This scene was photographed on film in 1987 as the sun briefly illuminated the Green River through a break in the clouds. A centuries old juniper was present to witnesses the event. Clinging to bare rock, junipers like this one can live over 600 years in the harsh environment. Even that is not long enough to see a significant change in the landscape, unless humans invade.