"The Jurassic Navajo Sandstone Formation is the foundation of Coyote Buttes (and the Wave). Nearly 200 million years ago, this region was a sandy desert where huge dunes migrated across the landscape pushed by seasonal winds. Prevailing winds of that ancient Jurassic time can be determined by examining the cross-bedding (layers) in the sandstone. What we see today are some of the original crossbedded dunes shaped into dramatic landforms and exposed by erosion from eons of runoff. The spectacular ribbons of various colors called Liesegang Bands, were formed by movement and precipitation of oxidizing materials such as iron and manganese by ground water. Thin veins or fins of calcite cut across the sandstone, adding another dimension to the landscape." (From Wikipedia)
absolutely fantastic.... your gallery is added in my favorite's list.... like 1st for this one
Elena, These first three photo are excellent photos of the wave with a great sky. I LIKE all three.
Best wishes from Los Angeles, Hal
Very nice composition!!!Good shot.
Like + F
From Jose Choi, Korea
Amazing beauty, very well captured! - Kind regards from Athens
Very beautiful photo! LIKE and VOTED!
Best greetings from Bulgaria, Stefka
Wow, amazing shapes and colours, a fabulous place! LIKE
Fantastic place and picture ! like ! Best greetings.
Wonderful nature. like #11
Best wishes, JALLA
Awesome series from Arizona! I'm tottaly impressed.
Pictures are amazing.
Greetings from Poland, Amun.
Very nice shot, excellent image! VOTED & Like! Best regards from Athens. Nikos
Wow! What a scene! It looks like something someone would do with Photoshop trickery. I didn't know we had anything like this. Now I've got to come see it. Like! Voted. Guy
Geezer: thank you for commenting my Wave photo. There is no Photoshop tricks in my photo, it is real sandstone formation! It is fragile, and they allow only 10 people per day into the area... Permits to visit Wave could be obtained through a lottery. I was buying a lottery every month for 3 years before I won! Good luck! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheWave,Arizona
Fantastic photo! L16 + F5!
Welcome in my group "Rock formations"!
Regards from Bulgaria! Nikolay
Really Great shot!
The heartiest greetings, Christian
Got my vote here - Great image!
Great photo. L+F. Greetings Zoran
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Photo taken in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona, USA
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