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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
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.
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona
Image ID: 28615  
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
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.
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona
Image ID: 28624  
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.
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona
Image ID: 20702  
Panorama dimensions: 4617 x 17432
Sandstone striations and butte, dawn, Valley of Fire State Park
Sandstone striations and butte, dawn.
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Image ID: 26477  
Sandstone details, red rocks, Valley of Fire, Valley of Fire State Park
Sandstone details, red rocks, Valley of Fire.
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Image ID: 28447  
The Fire Wave at night, lit by the light of the moon, Valley of Fire State Park
The Fire Wave at night, lit by the light of the moon.
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Image ID: 28434  
Elephant arch and stars at night, moonlight, Valley of Fire State Park
Elephant arch and stars at night, moonlight, Valley of Fire State Park.
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Image ID: 28438  
The Fire Wave by Moonlight, stars and the night sky, Valley of Fire State Park
The Fire Wave by Moonlight, stars and the night sky, Valley of Fire State Park.
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Image ID: 28439  
Panorama dimensions: 4140 x 7360
Exuberant hiker atop the Fire Wave, at night, stars and the evening sky, Valley of Fire State Park
Exuberant hiker atop the Fire Wave, at night, stars and the evening sky.
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Image ID: 28450  
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
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.
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona
Image ID: 28600  
The Fire Wave, a beautiful sandstone formation exhibiting dramatic striations, striped layers in the geologic historical record, Valley of Fire State Park
The Fire Wave, a beautiful sandstone formation exhibiting dramatic striations, striped layers in the geologic historical record.
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Image ID: 26500  
Brilliant red striations around the base of this pinnacle are responsible for its name: the Lollipop, White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona
Brilliant red striations around the base of this pinnacle are responsible for its name: the Lollipop.
Location: White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona
Image ID: 26607  
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
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.
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona
Image ID: 20613  
Horizontal striations and layers in packed snow, melting and overhanging, seen from the edge of the snowpack, along a rocky beach, Brown Bluff
Horizontal striations and layers in packed snow, melting and overhanging, seen from the edge of the snowpack, along a rocky beach.
Location: Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 24782  
Sandstone striations and butte, dawn, Valley of Fire State Park
Sandstone striations and butte, dawn.
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Image ID: 26499  
Stones, striated sandstone and sunset light on nearby butte, Valley of Fire State Park
Stones, striated sandstone and sunset light on nearby butte.
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Image ID: 26633  
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.
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona
Image ID: 26646  
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.
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona
Image ID: 26647  
The Fire Wave, a uniquely striped sandstone formation in Valley of Fire State Park
The Fire Wave, a uniquely striped sandstone formation in Valley of Fire State Park.
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Image ID: 26655  
Brilliant red striations around the base of this pinnacle are responsible for its name: the Lollipop, White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona
Brilliant red striations around the base of this pinnacle are responsible for its name: the Lollipop.
Location: White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona
Image ID: 26661  
Brilliant red striations around the base of this pinnacle are responsible for its name: the Lollipop, White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona
Brilliant red striations around the base of this pinnacle are responsible for its name: the Lollipop.
Location: White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona
Image ID: 26663  
The Great Wall, Navajo Tribal Lands, 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, Page
The Great Wall, Navajo Tribal Lands, 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.
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona
Image ID: 26675  
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.
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona
Image ID: 26676  
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.
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona
Image ID: 26678  
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.
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona
Image ID: 26679  
The Great Wall, Navajo Tribal Lands, 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, Page
The Great Wall, Navajo Tribal Lands, 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.
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona
Image ID: 26614  
The Fire Wave, a uniquely striped sandstone formation in Valley of Fire State Park
The Fire Wave, a uniquely striped sandstone formation in Valley of Fire State Park.
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Image ID: 26632  
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.
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona
Image ID: 26645  
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.
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona
Image ID: 26677  
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.
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona
Image ID: 26680