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    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • Road Work at Great Basin National Park

    Road work will create delays on the main park road going up to Lehman Caves Visitor Center and Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive. Wheeler Peak Campground will close at noon on September 2nd and portions of the Scenic Drive. Click more for details. Updated 8/25/14 More »

  • Snake Creek Road and Campsites Closed

    The Snake Creek Road will be closed from the park boundary into the park to begin work on campsites, trails and restroom improvements. Work will continue until snow closes the project. Work will resume in Spring 2015.

2012: Photographers Ken Koenig and Lisa Rose

Ken Koenig and Lisa Rose

Photographers Ken Koenig and Lisa Rose

Ken Koenig and Lisa Rose

Now that they have both retired, Lisa Rose and Ken Koenig devote their time to creative pursuits including filmmaking, music, and photography. Both of them have been photographers since childhood and have independently gained photographic experience in different settings and with different aspects of the medium. Since meeting in 1986, they have pursued their love of photography together, traveling and photographing extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Backpacking skills have enabled them to experience and photograph many remote and beautiful places.

Their interests include night photography, nature photography, environmental portraits, and photojournalism. To bring their visions to light, they use a variety of approaches including color, B&W, and infra-red photography. Both have honed their skills by training with veteran photographers, teaching photographic skills to others, and extensively exploring the creative possibilities of the photographic medium. Lisa's particular approach involves using a photojournalistic eye to create and document stories with photographs. Ken's approach involves creating within each photograph a mood and an emotional experience for the viewer. Their goal in Great Basin National Park has been to "create visual stories of this unique place that draw the viewer emotionally into the experience of being there."

Lisa and Ken live in Santa Cruz, California. For two to three months a year they and their cameras wander the west in their little Scamp trailer or journey to foreign lands.

Wheeler Peak
Star Circles at Great Basin National Park
Lisa Rose
The Night Sky Reinterpreted
The Night Sky Reimagined
Ken Koenig
Milky Way at Upper Lehman Creek
The Milky Way at Great Basin's Upper Lehman Creek
Lisa Rose

Did You Know?

Century + year old orchard; Photographed by Bryan Petrytyl

The apricot trees in front of the Lehman Caves Visitor Center in Great Basin National Park are over 100 years old! The trees are thought to have been planted by Absalom Lehman, discoverer of Lehman Caves. These historic fruit trees continue to produce today.