About Laurie

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Laurie Schmidt is a landscape and travel photographer based in Colorado. Her photos have been published in a variety of travel and science magazines and publications, including EARTH Magazine and AAA Midwest Traveler. She is also author of the award-winning book, Utah Canyon Country: 20 Must-See Sites and Short Hikes, which explores the desert landscapes of southern Utah through her photography and writing.

Laurie's passion for travel and photography has taken her to locations around the world, from New Zealand and Hawaii to the canyons of the Southwest. Her long career as a science writer specializing in earth science gives her a unique understanding of geologic landscapes and natural environments.