They say nature can heal, and we could all use some of that right now. Perhaps more than ever in our lifetime, it’s important to get outside, breathe fresh air and let Earth’s natural beauty calm our minds. Here in Southern Nevada, those opportunities are endless, whatever direction you head. Weekly photographers Yasmina Chavez and Wade Vandervort have been doing some exploring of their own, and here are some of the tranquil scenes captured through their lenses.
The sun sets over Lovell Canyon.
Valley of Fire
Fire Wave Trail
A boat sails on Lake Mead.
A bighorn sheep looks toward Lake Mead from a hill near Hemenway Valley Park in Boulder City.
A pink supermoon rises near Lake Mead.
A view from Cathedral Rock
Little Falls off Cathedral Rock Trail
A view of Kyle Canyon
(That day it snowed at) Red Rock Canyon
December 27, 2019
A cactus wren perches on a Joshua tree at Late Night Trail.
A wild burro wanders through Late Night Trail