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Light Beam in Upper Antelope Slot Canyon.  Thin shafts of light briefly penetrate the convoluted narrows of Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, sending piercing beams through the sandstone maze to the sand floor below, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona Add To Light Table The Wave in the North Coyote Buttes, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah. The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only Add To Light Table The Wave in the North Coyote Buttes, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah. The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only Add To Light Table
Light Beam in Upper Antelope Slot Canyon. Thin shafts of light briefly penetrate the convoluted narrows of Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, sending piercing beams through the sandstone maze to the sand floor below.
Image ID: 28564  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
The Wave in the North Coyote Buttes, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah. The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only.
Image ID: 28602  
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA
 
The Wave in the North Coyote Buttes, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah. The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only.
Image ID: 28603  
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA
 
The Wave at Night, under a clear night sky full of stars.  The Wave, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah. The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only Add To Light Table The Second Wave at Night.  The Second Wave, a spectacular sandstone formation in the North Coyote Buttes, lies under a sky full of stars, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona Add To Light Table Upper Antelope Canyon, a deep, narrow and spectacular slot canyon lying on Navajo Tribal lands near Page, Arizona, Navajo Tribal Lands Add To Light Table
The Wave at Night, under a clear night sky full of stars. The Wave, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah. The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only.
Image ID: 28623  
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA
 
The Second Wave at Night. The Second Wave, a spectacular sandstone formation in the North Coyote Buttes, lies under a sky full of stars.
Image ID: 28628  
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA
 
Upper Antelope Canyon, a deep, narrow and spectacular slot canyon lying on Navajo Tribal lands near Page, Arizona.
Image ID: 35934  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Upper Antelope Canyon, a deep, narrow and spectacular slot canyon lying on Navajo Tribal lands near Page, Arizona, Navajo Tribal Lands Add To Light Table Canyon X, a spectacular slot canyon near Page, Arizona.  Slot canyons are formed when water and wind erode a cut through a (usually sandstone) mesa, producing a very narrow passage that may be as slim as a few feet and a hundred feet or more in height Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table
Upper Antelope Canyon, a deep, narrow and spectacular slot canyon lying on Navajo Tribal lands near Page, Arizona.
Image ID: 35935  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Canyon X, a spectacular slot canyon near Page, Arizona. Slot canyons are formed when water and wind erode a cut through a (usually sandstone) mesa, producing a very narrow passage that may be as slim as a few feet and a hundred feet or more in height.
Image ID: 36017  
Location: Page, Arizona, USA
 
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
 
Wilson Arch rises high above route 191 in eastern Utah, with a span of 91 feet and a height of 46 feet This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table Upper Antelope Canyon, a deep, narrow and spectacular slot canyon lying on Navajo Tribal lands near Page, Arizona, Navajo Tribal Lands Add To Light Table Upper Antelope Canyon, a deep, narrow and spectacular slot canyon lying on Navajo Tribal lands near Page, Arizona, Navajo Tribal Lands Add To Light Table
Wilson Arch rises high above route 191 in eastern Utah, with a span of 91 feet and a height of 46 feet.
Image ID: 18031  
Location: Wilson Arch, Utah, USA
 
Upper Antelope Canyon, a deep, narrow and spectacular slot canyon lying on Navajo Tribal lands near Page, Arizona.
Image ID: 35932  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Upper Antelope Canyon, a deep, narrow and spectacular slot canyon lying on Navajo Tribal lands near Page, Arizona.
Image ID: 35933  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Canyon X, a spectacular slot canyon near Page, Arizona.  Slot canyons are formed when water and wind erode a cut through a (usually sandstone) mesa, producing a very narrow passage that may be as slim as a few feet and a hundred feet or more in height Add To Light Table Owl Canyon, a beautiful slot canyon that is part of the larger Antelope Canyon system. Page, Arizona, Navajo Tribal Lands Add To Light Table Rattlesnake Canyon, a beautiful slot canyon that is part of the larger Antelope Canyon system. Page, Arizona, Navajo Tribal Lands Add To Light Table
Canyon X, a spectacular slot canyon near Page, Arizona. Slot canyons are formed when water and wind erode a cut through a (usually sandstone) mesa, producing a very narrow passage that may be as slim as a few feet and a hundred feet or more in height.
Image ID: 36013  
Location: Page, Arizona, USA
 
Owl Canyon, a beautiful slot canyon that is part of the larger Antelope Canyon system. Page, Arizona.
Image ID: 36028  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Rattlesnake Canyon, a beautiful slot canyon that is part of the larger Antelope Canyon system. Page, Arizona.
Image ID: 36034  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Rattlesnake Canyon, a beautiful slot canyon that is part of the larger Antelope Canyon system. Page, Arizona, Navajo Tribal Lands Add To Light Table Glacial erratic boulders atop Olmsted Point, with the massive granite monoliths Half Dome and Clouds Rest in the background. Erratics are huge boulders left behind by the passing of glaciers which carved the granite surroundings into their present-day form.  When the glaciers melt, any boulders and other geologic material that it was carrying are left in place, sometimes many miles from their original location, Yosemite National Park, California Add To Light Table Natural arch formed in sandstone frames the setting moon, Valley of Fire State Park Add To Light Table
Rattlesnake Canyon, a beautiful slot canyon that is part of the larger Antelope Canyon system. Page, Arizona.
Image ID: 36038  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Glacial erratic boulders atop Olmsted Point, with the massive granite monoliths Half Dome and Clouds Rest in the background. Erratics are huge boulders left behind by the passing of glaciers which carved the granite surroundings into their present-day form. When the glaciers melt, any boulders and other geologic material that it was carrying are left in place, sometimes many miles from their original location.
Image ID: 23264  
Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Natural arch formed in sandstone frames the setting moon.
Image ID: 26486  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
The Fire Wave, a beautiful sandstone formation exhibiting dramatic striations, striped layers in the geologic historical record, Valley of Fire State Park Add To Light Table Mesa Arch spans 90 feet and stands at the edge of a mesa precipice thousands of feet above the Colorado River gorge. For a few moments at sunrise the underside of the arch glows dramatically red and orange, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah Add To Light Table Soda Springs Basin in Canyonlands National Park, snow covered mesas and canyons, with the Green River far below, not far from its confluence with the Colorado River.  Island in the Sky Add To Light Table
The Fire Wave, a beautiful sandstone formation exhibiting dramatic striations, striped layers in the geologic historical record.
Image ID: 26487  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
Mesa Arch spans 90 feet and stands at the edge of a mesa precipice thousands of feet above the Colorado River gorge. For a few moments at sunrise the underside of the arch glows dramatically red and orange.
Image ID: 18085  
Location: Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA
 
Soda Springs Basin in Canyonlands National Park, snow covered mesas and canyons, with the Green River far below, not far from its confluence with the Colorado River. Island in the Sky.
Image ID: 18093  
Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA
 
Canyonlands National Park, winter, viewed from Grandview Point.  Island in the Sky Add To Light Table Landscape Arch in winter. Landscape Arch has an amazing 306-foot span, Arches National Park, Utah Add To Light Table Hiker in North Window, sunset, western face.  North Window is a natural sandstone arch 90 feet wide and 48 feet high, Arches National Park, Utah Add To Light Table
Canyonlands National Park, winter, viewed from Grandview Point. Island in the Sky.
Image ID: 18097  
Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA
 
Landscape Arch in winter. Landscape Arch has an amazing 306-foot span.
Image ID: 18115  
Location: Landscape Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, USA
 
Hiker in North Window, sunset, western face. North Window is a natural sandstone arch 90 feet wide and 48 feet high.
Image ID: 18160  
Location: North Window, Arches National Park, Utah, USA
 
Skyline Arch spans 90 feet, Arches National Park, Utah Add To Light Table Pine Tree Arch, Arches National Park, Utah Add To Light Table Fins.  The vertical slabs of Entrada sandstone may become natural sandstone arches, Arches National Park, Utah Add To Light Table
Skyline Arch spans 90 feet.
Image ID: 18172  
Location: Skyline Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, USA
 
Pine Tree Arch.
Image ID: 18186  
Location: Pine Tree Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, USA
 
Fins. The vertical slabs of Entrada sandstone may become natural sandstone arches.
Image ID: 18187  
Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA
 
Courthouse Towers, narrow sandstone fins towering above the surrounding flatlands, Arches National Park, Utah Add To Light Table The Wave, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah.  The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only Add To Light Table Mobius Arch in golden early morning light.  The natural stone arch is found in the scenic Alabama Hlls near Lone Pine, California, Alabama Hills Recreational Area This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table
Courthouse Towers, narrow sandstone fins towering above the surrounding flatlands.
Image ID: 18195  
Location: Courthouse Towers, Arches National Park, Utah, USA
 
The Wave, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah. The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only.
Image ID: 20609  
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA
 
Mobius Arch in golden early morning light. The natural stone arch is found in the scenic Alabama Hlls near Lone Pine, California.
Image ID: 21731  
Location: Alabama Hills Recreational Area, California, USA
 


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