Home to such iconic figures such as Sheriff Wyatt Earp and the gunslinger, bandit Billy the Kid, the American Southwest features mountains, canyons, mesas, arches, buttes, plateaus and desert lands. This part of the United States has an extremely arid climate and can reach temperatures of over 110 degrees F. All living organisms in this area are uniquely adapted for the extreme climate. The American Southwest also has some of the most amazing sunrises and sunsets you'll ever see which makes it a natural for landscape photography.