El Malpais is a national monument near Grants, NM. In spanish, malpais means badlands. My photography friends and I decided to venture this direction in pursuit of photos. We found ourselves in the midst of vast caves with beautiful sky windows. This experience along with many others in the state must be why New Mexico is dubbed the "Land of Enchantment."
On our way back we ran into grazing horses that really captured our hearts. It's just a beautiful thing to run into wildlife in the desert.