The Most Stunning Photographs of Bears Ears National Monument

Nearly 3,000 feet in the air, with few precautionary measures beyond a seat belt, climber and photographer Renan Ozturk—seen here behind pilot Chris Dahl-Bredine—captured Utah’s unmistakable Monument Valley in October of last year. The pair flew over the valley with four cameras in tow, including a Sony A R III attached to a mount on the wing of their ultralight, recording every second of their flight—though the images are serene, the expedition was not without its dangers. “You’re facing 60 mph winds,†says Ozturk, who flew multiple trips through the area, “and dropping anything in front of the propeller can bring the glider down.â€

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