Nature's masterpiece, Zion National Park took "a bit of time" to create. It took about 150 million years of sedimentary action to lay the foundation. Sediments deposited by a warm shallow sea, streams, and lakes, and the vast desert sands blown by winds.
Uplift then raised the sedimentary formations more than 10,000 feet. Streams and rivers took advantage of the uplift and eroded and cut into the landscape, sculpting sandstone formations.
Today the erosion processes continue with the Virgin River transporting annually 3 million tons of sediment. The Virgin cuts away its canyon faster than tributaries can cut away their own streambeds, so tributaries end in waterfalls from hanging valleys.
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jemaflor (103585) 2014-01-08 23:08
Nice frame with these two parts, a double view with this perfect watermirror, well taken, nice warm tones for these rocks, tfs.
bona (13739) 2014-01-09 11:39
another great photo from Zion National Park. This water mirror is wonderful, it seems that water is untouched for years. This is a very pretty Park indeed.
delpeoples (59844) 2014-01-13 3:03
Gidday ZionRay (was gonna say VirginRay, but maybe not ;)
I love this. It's so abstract and yet we know exactly what it is you're shooting here. Amazing golden light and equally amazing reflections. This place is heaven and you must have felt like a kid in a lolly shop photographing it. Top work!
Cheers - and nice new intro Pic