Twenty years ago, Russian olive trees and tamarisk crowded the banks of the Escalante River, making it difficult to ford or even access. Now, they are almost all gone.
A galaxy of Russian olive leaves collect in an eddy of the Escalante River. Photo: © Donald J. Rommes
This photograph is included in a published book on the Escalante Canyons. The E-book version of that book can be obtained for free here.
Here's is my audio commentary for this photograph.