Moonset over Fire Wave, Valley of Fire, Nevada

The moon sets over the Fire Wave, a candy-striped bowl of sandstone found in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada, not far from Las Vegas. Who knew such a a serene and beautiful scene could lie only an hour from the world’s greatest den of depravity and sin? The dichotomy of the two locations is striking. I will be spending two weekends in Las Vegas at volleyball tournaments in coming months and hope to get out to the beautiful Valley of Fire for a hike when I am there. Cheers and thanks for looking!

The moon sets over the Fire Wave, a beautiful sandstone formation exhibiting dramatic striations, striped layers in the geologic historical record, Valley of Fire State Park

The moon sets over the Fire Wave, a beautiful sandstone formation exhibiting dramatic striations, striped layers in the geologic historical record.
Image ID: 26511
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA