May is mating season for the desert tortoise season in the Southern Utah desert. These images are all from the Toe Trail in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. The Toe Trail is administered by Snow Canyon Sate Park.
Snow Canyon State Park is about 15 minutes from where I live. These images are from yesterday.
I don’t normally edit images this fast, and I have a pretty big backlog. But I have never seen desert tortoises before and wanted to process the images.
There are more images below. If images of mating tortoises is offensive to you, then stop right here.
Snow Canyon State Park is about 15 minutes from where I live. After significant rainfall, which occurs very rarely, reflective pools build in an area of the park with sandstone formations known as petrified dunes