Sheena Harper Photography

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Pictures

As I look back on my photography career I feel like I have accomplished a lot in the last 9 years.  My camera has let me travels to places all over the country and introduced me to some really amazing people.  It’s so awesome to see my work is still being used today on so many national parks’ websites. I hope my storytelling images helps visitors plan their trip.  Here are a couple screen grabs from Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument‘s website…

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Sheena Harper Photography | 719.686.8650 | www.SheenaHarper.com

Hovenweep National Monument Photography

In 2013 Neal Herbert, Visual Information Specialist for the Moab group of National Parks, let me assist him with some photography projects at his set of parks in Utah. Hovenweep National Monument was by far the most remote of the four I worked at.  The park is closest to four corners, but even that is not very close.  It is a really special place, “Most of the structures at Hovenweep were built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. There is quite a variety of shapes and sizes, including square and circular towers, D-shaped dwellings and many kivas (Puebloan ceremonial structures, usually circular). The masonry at Hovenweep is as skillful as it is beautiful. Even the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde rarely exhibit such careful construction and attention to detail.”

Here are a few photos I made at Hovenweep…

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Isle Royale National Park Photography

As a past National Park ranger I have a special place in my heart for national parks.  I am especially fond of island national parks that have ecosystems cut off from the rest of the world.  In 2011 a local couple from Colorado Springs hired me to photograph their July wedding in Minneapolis.  I knew this was my chance to finally visit Isle Royale National Park.  To give you an idea of what the park is like, the park website describes it as ‘a remote island wilderness in the middle of Lake Superior, which is only accessible by ferry, seaplane, or private watercraft’.  Another awesome fact about the park is that “The ecological study of wolves on Isle Royale is the longest running large mammal predator-prey study on earth. The park celebrated the study’s 50th anniversary in 2008.”

What an awesome trip, I highly recommend it.  Here are a few photos I took on my 5 day backpacking trip…

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Sheena Harper Photography | 719.686.8650 | www.SheenaHarper.com