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Joe Vogel shot this photograph on the east end of the Agua Fria National Monument in August 1999. Since his inaugural trip searching for ruins, Vogel has photographed more than 900 sites and has found landscape variances that have led to the identification of prehistoric sites. Photo courtesy Joe Vogel.

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Tease photo

FLIGHTS OF FANCY: Vogel named first winner of Sherman Loy Award

Avocational archaeologist has photographed 900+ sites

Joe Vogel has had a lifelong passion for flying. But it took him 70 years to spot his first Native American ruin from the sky.