This traveler's mini edition of the award-winning oversized, Deluxe Limited Edition of Canyon Wilderness of the Southwest is an awe-inspiring visual odyssey through this incredible landscape. Beautifully photographed by Jon Ortner, this little book showcases more than two hundred images, including seventy-five panoramas. Shot in more than fifty locations across a 130,000-square-mile area of Utah and Arizona, there are thirteen geographical areas included in the book: Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Grand Gulch, Petrified Forest National Park, Hopi Tribal Lands, Grand Canyon National Park, Navajo Tribal Lands.

Mini Edition (click here for the Deluxe Edition)
Introduction by Greer K. Chesher
Published by Welcome Books
280 pages, 7" x 5.25"
More than 200 full-color photographs
Includes 10 gatefolds
Hardcover, $18.95 ($22.50 CAN)
ISBN 978-1-59962-079-4
On Sale: May
• Read the Foreword and Introduction
• View the Publicity Images Here
• Download the Press Release
• An Edited Interview with Jon Ortner from Kodak's ProPass Magazine, March 2010

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From the vast, majestic canyons, to the brilliant, swirling colors of the Grand Staircase and Vermillion Cliffs, Ortner shares his unique vision of a wilderness of rock, at once familiar yet astounding, one of America's greatest natural treasures. This remarkable aassemblage of geological diversity and spectacular beauty attracts millions of American and foreign tourists every year.

Straddling the borders of Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico, the Colorado Plateau is a stark and magnificent wilderness featuring the most breathtaking collection of multicolored landforms found anywhere on earth. Time-worn canyons, mesas, and vast windswept deserts form a great expanse of exposed rock formations. Buttes, towers, spires, hoodoos, arches, windows, fins, domes, bridges, and badlands comprise a surreal world of color-infused rocks, tinted soils, and shimmering sand dunes. This remarkable assemblage of geological diversity and spectacular beauty attracts millions of U.S. and foreign travelers every year. Jon Ortner takes the reader to all the famed locations, including the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Petrified Forest, as well as less-accessible and relatively unexplored tribal lands and slot canyons.

These images will not fail to astonish and humble with their power and stunning grandeur.