Navajo Mountain is the grand dame of the Colorado Plateau. From hundreds of miles in any direction, her rounded back is recognizable. For the most part, she chooses to keep her distance. She is almost completely surrounded by a labyrinth of canyons that creates a reserved distance between her and the rest of the world. As a result, she is not frequently photographed. I live on the south side of Navajo Mountain. To make this image, however, I had to travel to the north side. Here, in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, there is an arch whose window faces the mountain. Catching the last of the day's light, the opening provides the perfect frame for the aloof mountain.