Fred Harvey employed a group of young women who became known as the Harvey Girls to provide service for those train travelers expanding into the American West.
Their cuteness and gentleness when handled makes this common desert creature, the horned lizard, one of the most lovable of all species of reptiles.
In the great desolation and emptiness of northwestern New Mexico, the ruins of an advanced Pre-Columbian civilization is preserved today within a 53-square-mile national historic park.
One unique arachnid found not only in the Sonoran Desert but also in the Mojave and Chihuahuan deserts is the desert tarantula. Check out these amazing photos of desert tarantulas.
Vulture City was a once-thriving gold mining town in the American West. Check out these photos of what remains of the town.
Desert tortoises can be found slowly plodding across the dry desert landscapes of the West. Check out these incredible photos of desert tortoises.
For hundreds of years in the southwestern deserts of the United States, Native American potters have searched for the finest of clay soils and fashioned to create beautiful ceramic items.
North America has 155 species of lizards classified into eight families native to the continent. Check out some of these amazingly colorful creatures.
The Teton Mountain Range is one of the most dazzling, awe-inspiring natural places still found on the North American continent. Check out these incredible photos of Grand Teton National Park.
Crater Lake is a caldera lake and is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of North America. Check out these incredible photos of the region.
By mid-February in the three great hot and dry deserts of the American West, wildflowers turn stark desert landscapes into a sea of color.
Across the desert regions of the southwestern United States southward into central Mexico, a feisty little bird called the cactus wren thrives.
The cracks and crevasses found throughout Baja and northern Mexico create a special environment for one of the region's most unique animals — the chuckwalla.
The Yosemite Valley's beautiful landscape of promontories, sheer walls, domes and waterfalls create some of the most scenic views anywhere in North America.
The great American deserts have an assortment of unique critters, and chief among them is the greater roadrunner.
Acadia National Park is located in the far northeastern corner of Maine. Come see this park's amazing geological wonders.
On the western edge of the Colorado Plateau is a most unique place known today as Zion National Park. Here are stunning photos of the park's natural beauty.
The North American deserts are teeming with mammals that are both colorful and uniquely adapted to the harsh environmental conditions.
The cardón cacti of the Baja Peninsula have become a symbol of this arid region of North America. Here are spectacular photos of this giant cactus species.
In the vast, warm desert regions of North America, a unique plant grows in the shallow soils among the rocky slopes, washes, grasslands and mesas of both the Chihuahuan and Sonoran deserts.