Spenser Heaps is the deputy director of photography at the Deseret News. Originally from New England, Spenser studied photojournalism at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication before relocating to Utah in 2011. He is passionate about telling stories about the environment and culture in the West.

The multitudes of the mighty Colorado River run like tributaries toward the one thing that it has always been.
Deseret News photojournalist Spenser Heaps followed the flow of the Colorado River through four states, the Navajo Nation and Mexico.
Apa Sherpa, known as “Super Sherpa,” broke his own climbing record 11 times and is now giving back to his village in Nepal.
Salt Lake City-based photojournalist describes lengths one has to go to tell the story of Hawkwatch biologists and the golden eagles they hope to save in Utah’s vast West Desert region.