Photographer Evan Anderman captures the eastern plains from the cockpit of his Cessna 206.

Author: Laura Mallonee | Photography: Evan Anderman

Subdivisions like The Meadows in Castle Rock, Colorado, are becoming more common as the state's population booms.

An algae bloom turns the waste in this Fort Morgan, Colorado feedlot bright purple.

Rail cars wait to be loaded with oil in Keenesburg, Colorado.

A fracking operation in Pawnee Buttes, Colorado.

The landscape near Deckers, Colorado is still covered with trees burned during the 2002 Hayman fire. As vegetation returns to the area, it gives the red dirt a greenish tint.

A golf course blooms amid the arid hills of Castle Pines, Colorado.

Tire mountain is home to 31 million used tires that will be recycled to produce diesel fuel, activated carbon and steel.

Pipes await installation in Windsor, Colorado.

A wind farm near Limon, Colorado.

Drought has caused the shoreline of this reservoir in Eads, Colorado to recede.

Wind turbine blades await shipment at a manufacturing facility near Windsor, Colorado.

A granite mine outside Golden, Colorado.

Cows dot this feedlot near Yuma, Colorado.