Jonathan Bailey Images

Jonathan Bailey

  • Fremont petroglyphs and stars, Utah

    This image was captured at night in one of the most exceptional nocturnal environments in North America.

  • "The Family Petroglyph Panel", Fremont, Nine Mile Canyon, Utah

    This image was captured in Nine Mile Canyon - the world's largest art gallery. With over one hundred thousand individual rock art images, Nine Mile Canyon is one of the greatest archaeological resources in North America. I have had the opportunity to work in Nine Mile Canyon for archaeological and conservation projects for several years. These are a few of the images affiliated with those projects.

  • Petroglyphs, Fremont State Park, Sevier County, Utah

    Utah is home to an unbelievable assortment of scenic, cultural, and scientific resources. With its rich archaeology, geology, history, paleontology, botany, and countless other natural resources, Utah’s vast public lands are virtually unmatched.

  • Basketmaker crane petroglyph, Bears Ears National Monument, San Juan County, Utah

    This image was taken in the newly-designated Bears Ears National Monument. The National Monument preserves one of the most significant cultural resource areas in North America, composed of over 13,000 years of human occupancy, over 100,000 estimated archaeological sites, and active ceremonial sites for present-day tribes. Actions from the Trump administration exclude many of the sites included in this gallery from the protections of a National Monument. These eviscerated sacred places are at an increased risk of development.

  • Ancestral Puebloan petroglyphs and star trails, Washington County, Utah

    This image was captured at night in one of the most exceptional nocturnal environments in North America.

  • Fremont shields and anthropomorph with flared feather headdress, Utah

    Utah is home to an unbelievable assortment of scenic, cultural, and scientific resources. With its rich archaeology, geology, history, paleontology, botany, and countless other natural resources, Utah’s vast public lands are virtually unmatched.

  • Tree House Ruin, Ancestral Puebloan structure, Bears Ears National Monument, San Juan County, Utah (2)

    This image was taken in the newly-designated Bears Ears National Monument. The National Monument preserves one of the most significant cultural resource areas in North America, composed of over 13,000 years of human occupancy, over 100,000 estimated archaeological sites, and active ceremonial sites for present-day tribes. Actions from the Trump administration exclude many of the sites included in this gallery from the protections of a National Monument. These eviscerated sacred places are at an increased risk of development.

  • Cuvilinear petroglyph designs, Western Abstract Archaic, Utah

    Western Abstract Archaic rock art is among the oldest and most geographically far-reaching—albeit rare—forms of art in North America. Similar motifs have even appeared throughout the world, as if the tenuous lines, animal prints, and curvilinear patterns are burned into our subconscious mind. While it is notoriously difficult to date a rock surface that lacks organic components or other datable materials, at least one large panel in Oregon was partially buried by ash from an eruption that occurred roughly 7700 years ago, rendering the rock art definitively older than the eruption event. Other associated artifacts and methods of dating have been employed at sites throughout the country, producing a fairly wide range of dates for different rock art locations. Regardless of the age of each individual location, it’s clear that Western Abstract Archaic rock art is very, very old.

  • Ancestral Puebloan structures, Bears Ears National Monument, San Juan County, Utah

    This image was taken in the newly-designated Bears Ears National Monument. The National Monument preserves one of the most significant cultural resource areas in North America, composed of over 13,000 years of human occupancy, over 100,000 estimated archaeological sites, and active ceremonial sites for present-day tribes. Actions from the Trump administration exclude many of the sites included in this gallery from the protections of a National Monument. These eviscerated sacred places are at an increased risk of development.

  • Ancestral Puebloan structure with pictographs on interior wall, Natural Bridges National Monument, San Juan County, Utah

    Utah is home to an unbelievable assortment of scenic, cultural, and scientific resources. With its rich archaeology, geology, history, paleontology, botany, and countless other natural resources, Utah’s vast public lands are virtually unmatched.

  • Incised human figure with tear-streaked eyes, Fremont, Nine Mile Canyon, Utah

    This image was captured in Nine Mile Canyon - the world's largest art gallery. With over one hundred thousand individual rock art images, Nine Mile Canyon is one of the greatest archaeological resources in North America. I have had the opportunity to work in Nine Mile Canyon for archaeological and conservation projects for several years. These are a few of the images affiliated with those projects.

  • High alcove anthropomorphic pictographs, Fremont, Nine Mile Canyon, Utah

    This image was captured in Nine Mile Canyon - the world's largest art gallery. With over one hundred thousand individual rock art images, Nine Mile Canyon is one of the greatest archaeological resources in North America. I have had the opportunity to work in Nine Mile Canyon for archaeological and conservation projects for several years. These are a few of the images affiliated with those projects.

  • Anthropomorphs on the underside of a boulder, Barrier Canyon Style, Desert Archaic, Utah

    Utah is home to an unbelievable assortment of scenic, cultural, and scientific resources. With its rich archaeology, geology, history, paleontology, botany, and countless other natural resources, Utah’s vast public lands are virtually unmatched.

  • Fremont granary in crevice, Utah

    Utah is home to an unbelievable assortment of scenic, cultural, and scientific resources. With its rich archaeology, geology, history, paleontology, botany, and countless other natural resources, Utah’s vast public lands are virtually unmatched.

  • Knightia species

    This image is one of the many traces of once-living organisms grouped under paleontological resources.

  • Cave pictographs, Fremont, Nine Mile Canyon, Utah

    This image was captured in Nine Mile Canyon - the world's largest art gallery. With over one hundred thousand individual rock art images, Nine Mile Canyon is one of the greatest archaeological resources in North America. I have had the opportunity to work in Nine Mile Canyon for archaeological and conservation projects for several years. These are a few of the images affiliated with those projects.

  • Overlooking Snake John Reef, Uintah County, Utah

    This image was captured in Uintah County in north-eastern Utah.

  • Ancestral Puebloan structures, 360 degree panorama, Bears Ears National Monument, San Juan County, Utah

    This image was taken in the newly-designated Bears Ears National Monument. The National Monument preserves one of the most significant cultural resource areas in North America, composed of over 13,000 years of human occupancy, over 100,000 estimated archaeological sites, and active ceremonial sites for present-day tribes. Actions from the Trump administration exclude many of the sites included in this gallery from the protections of a National Monument. These eviscerated sacred places are at an increased risk of development.

  • Pleistocene Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) and Ancient bison (Bison antiquus) petroglyphs, Bears Ears National Monument, San Juan County, Utah

    This image was taken in the newly-designated Bears Ears National Monument. The National Monument preserves one of the most significant cultural resource areas in North America, composed of over 13,000 years of human occupancy, over 100,000 estimated archaeological sites, and active ceremonial sites for present-day tribes. Actions from the Trump administration exclude many of the sites included in this gallery from the protections of a National Monument. These eviscerated sacred places are at an increased risk of development.

  • Allium macropetalum, Large-petaled onion, Molen Reef, Utah

    This image was photographed in the Molen Reef region in the western San Rafael Swell. The Molen Reef is a culturally-rich landscape with numerous rock art sites, lithic landscapes, and places of habitation. It is also an important resource for rare plants, paleontology, history, and geology. This area has been at risk for energy development consistently over the last four years.

  • Petroglyphs at sunset, Utah

    Utah is home to an unbelievable abundance of unprotected cultural landscapes.

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