Katie Lee — a songwriter, poet and adventurer — is well known for her environmental activism for the Colorado River. During the 1950s— Lee, photographer Tad Nichols, and river rafter Frank Wright made numerous trips through Glen Canyon. The river voyages taught her how to communicate and learn about the outdoors — a passion she shares with the public today. Lee's toenails were painted during a recent river rafting trip. Erika Schultz/Alexia Foundation
Today’s photo of the day is from Erika Schultz’s 2005 student winner project, “Retirees in Arizona.”
A huge variety of experience is captured in the story. Some subjects are snowbirds, still celebrating life, some live solitary often contemplative lives and some are caring for significant others who have fallen ill with old age. This image was chosen because it represents the youthful energy so many of the residents of Arizona retain.