Bandelier National Monument

8755876832_11d0034d10_bAs part of the Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop, we had the opportunity to visit Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. Bandelier is justifiably famous for its impressive Pueblo ruins. The landscape and vegetation made clear that the environment here swings between extremes – the idea of “average” is almost meaningless. Trees showed evidence of both fire and flood damage. Brown turned suddenly to green for a thin strip around a stream. It is a land of contrasts, of beauty, of life, and of death.

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You may also run into a mule deer or two or four.

You can see all my photos from the Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop on my Flickr photostream.

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Author: Josh Witten

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