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Panorama of the Wave.  The Wave is a sweeping, dramatic display of eroded sandstone, forged by eons of water and wind erosion, laying bare striations formed from compacted sand dunes over millenia.  This panoramic picture is formed from thirteen individual photographs, North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona
Panorama of the Wave. The Wave is a sweeping, dramatic display of eroded sandstone, forged by eons of water and wind erosion, laying bare striations formed from compacted sand dunes over millenia. This panoramic picture is formed from thirteen individual photographs.
Image ID: 20702  
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA
Pano dimensions: 4617 x 17432
 
Sandstone striations and butte, dawn, Valley of Fire State Park This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Sandstone details, red rocks, Valley of Fire, Valley of Fire State Park The Fire Wave at night, lit by the light of the moon, Valley of Fire State Park This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Sandstone striations and butte, dawn.
Image ID: 26477  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
Sandstone details, red rocks, Valley of Fire.
Image ID: 28447  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
The Fire Wave at night, lit by the light of the moon.
Image ID: 28434  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
Elephant arch and stars at night, moonlight, Valley of Fire State Park This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. The Fire Wave by Moonlight, stars and the night sky, Valley of Fire State Park Exuberant hiker atop the Fire Wave, at night, stars and the evening sky, Valley of Fire State Park
Elephant arch and stars at night, moonlight, Valley of Fire State Park.
Image ID: 28438  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
The Fire Wave by Moonlight, stars and the night sky, Valley of Fire State Park.
Image ID: 28439  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
Pano dimensions: 4140 x 7360
 
Exuberant hiker atop the Fire Wave, at night, stars and the evening sky.
Image ID: 28450  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time.  Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona 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 This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Brilliant red striations around the base of this pinnacle are responsible for its name: the Lollipop, White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time. Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances.
Image ID: 26644  
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: 28600  
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA
 
Brilliant red striations around the base of this pinnacle are responsible for its name: the Lollipop.
Image ID: 26607  
Location: White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona, USA
 
The Second Wave at sunset.  The Second Wave, a curiously-shaped sandstone swirl, takes on rich warm tones and dramatic shadowed textures at sunset.  Set in the North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah, the Second Wave is characterized by striations revealing layers of sedimentary deposits, a visible historical record depicting eons of submarine geology, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Horizontal striations and layers in packed snow, melting and overhanging, seen from the edge of the snowpack, along a rocky beach, Brown Bluff Sandstone striations and butte, dawn, Valley of Fire State Park This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
The Second Wave at sunset. The Second Wave, a curiously-shaped sandstone swirl, takes on rich warm tones and dramatic shadowed textures at sunset. Set in the North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah, the Second Wave is characterized by striations revealing layers of sedimentary deposits, a visible historical record depicting eons of submarine geology.
Image ID: 20613  
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA
 
Horizontal striations and layers in packed snow, melting and overhanging, seen from the edge of the snowpack, along a rocky beach.
Image ID: 24782  
Location: Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
 
Sandstone striations and butte, dawn.
Image ID: 26499  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
Stones, striated sandstone and sunset light on nearby butte, Valley of Fire State Park Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time.  Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time.  Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona
Stones, striated sandstone and sunset light on nearby butte.
Image ID: 26633  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time. Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances.
Image ID: 26643  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time. Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances.
Image ID: 26646  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time.  Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona The Fire Wave, a uniquely striped sandstone formation in Valley of Fire State Park Brilliant red striations around the base of this pinnacle are responsible for its name: the Lollipop, White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time. Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances.
Image ID: 26647  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
The Fire Wave, a uniquely striped sandstone formation in Valley of Fire State Park.
Image ID: 26655  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
Brilliant red striations around the base of this pinnacle are responsible for its name: the Lollipop.
Image ID: 26661  
Location: White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona, USA
 
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time.  Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time.  Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time.  Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time. Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances.
Image ID: 26675  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time. Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances.
Image ID: 26676  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time. Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances.
Image ID: 26678  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time.  Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time.  Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona The Fire Wave, a uniquely striped sandstone formation in Valley of Fire State Park
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time. Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances.
Image ID: 26679  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time. Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances.
Image ID: 26614  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
The Fire Wave, a uniquely striped sandstone formation in Valley of Fire State Park.
Image ID: 26632  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time.  Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time.  Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time.  Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time. Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances.
Image ID: 26645  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time. Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances.
Image ID: 26677  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time. Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances.
Image ID: 26680  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time.  Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time.  Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time. Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances.
Image ID: 26681  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time. Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances.
Image ID: 26682  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 


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