Not far from Utah's Antelope Canyon, and within the Lake Powell basin is one of Earth's largest and photogenic arches, Rainbow Bridge.
This giant sandstone icon created by Nature's erosion is 71 meters wide. Two other southern Utah arches have spans a bit longer, but thinner - Kolob and Landscape (which collapsed not long ago).
Rainbow Bridge is accessible by hiking overland for several hours from the south side of Lake Powell, or a guided boat ride of two hours from Waheap Marina, then a mile long hike.
The Bridge is sacred to the Navajo and Paiute Native Americans, and they named it "Nonnezoshe" meaning "rainbow turned to stone".
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Miguel82 (17305) 2013-12-23 16:36
Howdy Ray, an archive capture taken twenty years back, the quality is still pleasant, like the ochre colors, a brillant picture, merry christmas Ray
Noel_Byrne (17131) 2013-12-24 2:27
Nature could never stop amazing us, and a fine example here. Amazingly photogenic place, and I love the native name for this place. Fine composition on this very special place.
Silvio1953 (111016) 2013-12-24 3:08
Ciao Ray, great view of fantastic natural arch, excellent clarity, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas to you Silvio
serp2000 (35744) 2013-12-24 8:41
This is the second Rainbow bridge in USA. Or not, this is the first, the second Rainbow bridge locates on the Niagara river between Canada and the US. If you remember I was there in September. I think, this is one of the symbols of Utah, right? Excellent presentation, good PoV. the jet on the background talks us about civilisation.
eldancer1 (23039) 2013-12-26 7:50
Wow! I guess I miss this bridge when I was at Page. Awesome capture with good pov and nice details. I like the addition of the contrail. Good lighting and nice details. WEll done, tfs.