Photos from Navajo land

The reservation dogs — rez dogs as they’re called — roam the land here.

Sometimes alone, sometimes in twos, sometimes in packs. They let you feed them, but don’t let you get close enough to pet them. These free spirits know where to get food and where to hunker down in storms.

The land they roam is vast, rough and dramatic, with red canyons and mesas carved by the wind, water and weather of thousands of years.

Here’s a look:

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Rez dog or pet? Not sure.

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These two friendly rez dogs live by a parking lot overlooking Canyon de Chelly.

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Spider Rock at Canyon de Chelly National Monument

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Spot the puppy?

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This adorable rez dog chills under RVs for shade.

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