The Maze – Canyonlands National Park

The Colorado and Green Rivers divide Canyonlands National Park into three districts. The most familiar area – Island in the Sky District – occurs above the confluence of these rivers. The Needles District, to the […]

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Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park in southeastern Utah receives fewer visitors than the four other Utah national parks. Canyonlands close neighbor – Arches NP – receives more than twice as many visitors. And most Canyonlands visitors only […]

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Great American Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse of 2017 has come and gone. For 93 minutes the shadow of the moon crossed America from Oregon to South Carolina. This spectacular natural phenomenon was within a day’s drive of […]

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Anatomy of a Milky Way Image

Great Basin National Park is one of the least visited of our national parks, with a total annual visitors of under 100,000. It is extremely remote in eastern Nevada. The town just outside the park […]

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Spring Renewal in the Tetons

Last June I spent quite a bit of time in Yellowstone. A wolf den was visible in the distance along Slough Creek and I greatly enjoyed watching the daily pack activities including the playful pups. […]

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Springtime in Yellowstone National Park

Spring comes a little slower in Yellowstone than most other places, but it’s an awesome spectacle when it grudgingly arrives. While the Canyon area still has snowpack (including most campsites and hiking trails), the western […]

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A ‘Phoenix’ Story

A few years ago our home was nearly destroyed. A local utility company had a pump malfunction resulting in more than half a million gallons flooding the basement, which housed the Norrell Photography portrait studio. It […]

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Yosemite FireFall

 Something utterly spectacular can happen in Yosemite National Park during the latter part of February.  There is a small, ephemeral waterfall named Horse Tail Fall that tumbles from the top of El Capitan toward the […]

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2017 Nature Photography Calendar

The new 2017 nature photography calendar from the Norrell Gallery is now available for $29.99. This year’s calendar consists of all new images taken during the past year from Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Montana, and Idaho. […]

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Maroon Bells

In addition to the beautiful scenery in Colorado’s national parks, there are other spectacular sites. One is the Maroon Bells Recreation Area near Aspen. I’ve heard it is actually the most popular photography site in […]

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