Near-Drumheller Alberta- Hoodoos

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Hoodoos take millions of years to form and stand 5 to 7 metres tall. Each hoodoo is a sandstone pillar resting on a thick base of shale that is capped by a large stone. Hoodoos are very fragile and can erode completely if their capstone is dislodged (in other words, no climbing allowed). The name "Hoodoo" comes from the word "voodoo" and was given to these geological formations by the Europeans. In the Blackfoot and Cree traditions, however, the Hoodoos are believed to be petrified giants who come alive at night to hurl rocks at intruders.

Show more
Show less
Save Cancel Want to use bold, italic, links?

Comments (93)

Maria Łukowska on March 24, 2014

Very remarkable place and photo.

Like 44

Greetings from Poland, Maria

BOGDAN de Varsovie on March 26, 2014

Fantastic shapes of nature. Terrific photo.

LIKE 45 + FAV 20.

Best regards.


cheets99 on April 30, 2014

anmarluk Thank you Maria! :)

cheets99 on May 1, 2014

►BOGDAN◄ Thank you so much for the FAV my friend!

Tina* on June 1, 2014

Bela captura, gostei

Saudações, Tina

funtor on August 6, 2014

Beautiful geological formation, i like it! Cheers from Germany, Thomas

cheets99 on August 24, 2014

Tina Thanks for the LIKE!

cheets99 on September 21, 2014

funtor Thanks for the LIKE Thomas!

Sirka on October 4, 2014

Spectacular scenery!F21

Natmara on October 4, 2014

Bonjour cher ami Cheets. Et "l&f", pour votre photo sur ce très beau et très intéressant décor naturel.

Claude V on October 11, 2014

Beautiful photo and interesting rock formations YSL Greetings from Australia, Claude.

cheets99 on October 18, 2014

Sirka Thanks for the FAV!

cheets99 on October 22, 2014

Natmara Thanks for the FAV!

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 19, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by cheets99
    • Taken on 2006/09/03 15:00:48
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/750)
    • Focal Length: 8.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash