Moods of Mato Tipila

Mato Tipila, or Devils Tower National Monument, was my home for the last two summers. As a Climbing Ranger for the National Park Service, it was a dream job.

 As a photographer, the Tower is an iconic image. Mato Tipila has many moods, from a grey looming hulk, to a glowing golden giant. There is a place known as the Joyner Ridge that provides some of the best views of the Tower. I would often race up there when a rainbow appeared or during a lightning storm, full moon, or new moon. I hope you enjoy these images from those two summers.