There are many amazing formations at Bisti Badlands in northwest New Mexico. Time and natural elements have etched this arid land into fantasy world of strange and beautiful formations. The Bisti wilderness area is remote and desolate. You have to hike about 2 miles in before you start seeing interesting formations. If you don't know where you're going, you might end up wandering all day in this vast place. And, if you don't pay attention, you could be lost all day without seeing a soul. This area in is called “The Wings” for obvious reason, the rock formation looks like bird taking flight. It is not that easy to find this place. On the way back, we were almost lost even with a gps.
Thanks to my partner whose research and planning made it possible for me to see many wonderful places like this. He is the wind beneath my wings.
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besnard (49969) 2013-10-05 23:13
La nature est quelques fois une artiste. Beaucoup d'élégance dans la position de ces roches que tu as mis en image de belle manière.
Bravo et bon dimanche.
fabbs99 (11190) 2013-10-05 23:23
Superb shot of this amazing formation.It looks like a flying bird to me.Very attractive capture in great contrasts and colors.Excellent image quality. Very well done. TFS.
emka (64182) 2013-10-05 23:26
Hi Way, Amazing rock formation you show here. difficult to believe it was created by Mother nature. And fabulous presentation of this wonder. Superb colors and composition.
have a nice Sunday
fds (6319) 2013-10-05 23:27
dear way lim fantastic composition and great architecture with super colors and great great scharpnees
i licke very much this image from new mexico and very impressive blu colors
jemaflor (74108) 2013-10-06 0:09
What an impressive view with these original rocks, great pov and management for the sharpness and the light capture, bravo !
ktanska (22692) 2013-10-06 2:07
Somehow this reminds of Gaudi's architecture with soft irregular forms. Art of nature at its best. good contrast with clear blue sky.
subhendu_bagchi (21110) 2013-10-06 2:16
nice show of nature. Like the colourful atmosphere. Like the composition a lot. Sharpness and depth are superb. Very well done. Tfs.
timecapturer (37152) 2013-10-06 2:34
always look forward to a posting from you. Another stunning shot from the US wilderness that is both perfectly executed and presented. Glorious colours, detail and light make this quality image just beautiful. Love it!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
delpeoples (48660) 2013-10-06 3:11
Hallo Gorgeous BF
Long time no see! Been off travelling have you? Me too, I'm just back from 5 weeks eating my way around Europe.
What a stunning photo. Even in thumbnail it stood out and upon opening it up, it's left me awe inspired. The colours are so stark and beautifully rendered, superb light balance and of course your subject matter is mind blowing. Thanks for sharing.
cornejo (22568) 2013-10-06 5:00
Hi Way, very nice view of this interesting and beautiful natural formation of the landscape, very well captured in this very good and nice photo. An interesting and beautiful image of an enchanted place, with good sharpness, nice color and light. A Excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
All the best from southern Spain.
abmdsudi (32515) 2013-10-06 5:47
Happy landing! what a strange looking alien just landed safely up there. What unique opportunity you've had, wow what a gorgeous view of the strange rock formations this looks like a superb photography spot truly an incredible sight. So lovely that I can smell the clean air too. This works brilliantly with great sense of perspective and viewpoint, gorgeous colours, so pin sharp and the immense textures. The clear deep blue sky adds a heap of punch to this making the landscape itself stands out lending such a splendid contrast between earth and sky. This is remarkable landscape from out of the world feel Way! and you effort is well rewarded. Awesome!! My Congrats and tfs
holmertz (31340) 2013-10-06 6:42
This must rank highly among your grand collection of strange natural formations. Nature never ceases to amaze me when looking through your gallery. Technically and artistically this is as perfect as ever.
yquem46 (35412) 2013-10-06 9:09
A place in NM that I never heard of before
Nice color contrast of the golden stones with the dark blue sky
Excellent definition to show the textures as if we were touching them
Have a nice sunday
PaulVDV (17331) 2013-10-06 9:33
At first I thought the photo was taken in Cappadocia but then I read 'United States'. In your western states you may have even more weird but wonderful rock formations.
Someone else commented that it reminded him of Gaudi's work. I can see the resemblance with the roof of Casa Batlló.
You captured a wonderful detail of this fantasy landscape with perfect sharpness and a extra strong colour contrast.
Best regards, Paul
worldcitizen (5629) 2013-10-06 10:29
This is so lovely and unusual. Thanks for hiking out into the middle of nowhere and sharing it with us. :-) To me, the scene reminds me of an aquarium, but without the water. The rocks look like those you might find inside a large aquarium tank, and the formation at the top instantly reminded me of a sting ray. Beautiful colors and textures in this photo, too.
jjcordier (67292) 2013-10-06 22:19
Ces formations géologiques sont vraiment spectaculaires et la photo que tu en as réalisée est de très grande qualité.
Cricri (92249) 2013-10-07 3:16
Merveilleuse et spectaculaire formation qu'offre la nature, le titre est bien choisi, les couleurs, la netteté tout est magnifiquement réaliser
olive224 (2569) 2013-10-07 3:57
Hi Wayne lim
Always superlative quality image with you !
The postprocessing is gorgeous and what a composition you made !!
An awesome capture really !!
ChrisJ (91292) 2013-10-07 8:57
Or flippers. This also looks similar to a sea turtle. Good sharpness and fantastic warm cold color contrast between the blue sky and yellow reddish toned rocks. The hoodoos are pin sharp and captured from a superb low shooting angle. Excellent saturation, density and tight framing. Tfs!
nikkitta (9003) 2013-10-07 16:43
How very poetic title for a capture, are you also a poet?
Anyway, great to read your note explaining how you arrived at a so desolated and quite impressive place, where super color contrast with the sky and rocks formations are very interesting
This creative and unique photo deserved your effort to arrive and to get out of this desert
A true work of art, congrats
CLODO (26472) 2013-10-09 3:11
fantastic turtle swimming on the clay, nice colored matter contrasting very well with the deep blue sky.
A master piece for sure!
rigoletto (32768) 2013-10-09 13:31
a bird or a manta ray? :)
our earth never stops astounding me, and thanks to accomplished photogs like you, we can see these wonders in best light, colors and anything possible available. each time i see these weird earth shapes from you, i keep wondering what wonders you would do in cappadocia.
danos (78134) 2013-10-09 23:48
a really fascinating view of this rock formation at Bisti Badlands with the brilliant light to brings out the details and the beauty of the place.I like the created contrast as the clarity of the image.
jhm (128073) 2013-10-12 3:58
This is an extraordinarily picture with the stones wings
But you did very well this is a lovely contrast picture.
Pictures out of the nature are always wonderful.
Also through the pleasant colours get a lovely image.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
mkamionka (27089) 2013-10-16 6:15
so many times I felt thankful to you and your presentations with interesting and practical descriptions and now you are telling me that it is your partner who is behind the choice of your locations :)
Amazing photograph here. It iseems almost unrealistic and unearthly. I thought that after I have seen in the Southwest and sfter seeing some more photos I cannot be surprised anymore but I am.
This shapes are so extraordinary! Excellent composition with great details and fantastic colors.
adores (30841) 2013-10-16 15:07
Just beautiful, looks an amazing place. The shapes of the formations, the colours, the textures... Another great shot to your gallery!
Didi (51327) 2013-10-16 15:24
Awing or a bull head ?
Nature is a fabulous artist thanks to the wind
Very spectacular natural sculpture, this is fascinating
Kielia (21533) 2013-10-21 8:03
you have very well realized the artistic potential of this fantastic scenery thus creating an image that looks like graphic artwork. The composition is excellent. My compliments also for the nice note!
Angshu (52936) 2013-10-24 3:13
Firts time I am seeing this structure...and what a beautiful creation of nature it is! Seeing the cracks appearing on the ground holiding this structure, who know how long it will hold up! Stunning landform which is 'uplifted' by your stunning picture!
maloutim (9479) 2013-11-07 23:52
My ! What a formation ! Mother Nature is often more clever than us humans ! Only normal, she made us :-)
Lovely, flying wings landed on the rocks scores of years ago.
Great contrast in colors between the golden rocks and the deep blue sky.
tatadalou (3979) 2013-11-14 14:40
Nice focus on these impressive geological shapes. I'm particularly astonished by the sharpness and the great details of the texture. Great contrasting colours.
- Copyright: Way ne Lim (Waylim) (23320)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8 L
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): CLODO"s selection XV [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-05 23:06