Utah's Zion National Park size is large at 590 square kilometers or 229 square miles. in this view is the heart of the Park, Zion Canyon measuring 15 miles long and up to half a mile deep. The North Fork of the Virgin River carved through the reddish and tan colored Navajo Sandstone. In addition to unique geology features, the variety of 'life zones' allows for diverse animals, 289 bird species, 75 mammals and 32 reptiles.
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emka (105408) 2014-01-02 23:22
here we see the reddish rocks of Zion. Beautiful view in the cloudless day.
nice colours and sharpness.
All the best
jemaflor (102159) 2014-01-03 5:13
Nice landscape with these imprsssive cliffs, light and colors are so pleasant, well made and Happy New Year 2014.
Noel_Byrne (33416) 2014-01-03 6:38
The sliver of blue sky looks excellent against the red tones of the rocks in this canyon, and the trees give a great sense of scale too. This really Looks like a wildly beautiful park.
ikeharel (77137) 2014-01-03 7:12
Desert canyon with a fabulous view of the rocks in layeres, Ray.
Autumn colors already prevailed, but some green is decoratig the slope.
Clarity and light well managed, depth onto the trough is well collected.
Have a nice weekend,
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-01-03 9:39
I think the landscape you are presenting is truly amazing. The orange rocks provide interesting background and the shrub bushes soften and lighten up the whole composition. The colors are saturated and light well managed.
delpeoples (59684) 2014-01-06 1:43
Happy New Year to you dear Rayster, may 2014 bring you everything you wish for. I love the way you framed this, with virtually no sky, and all earth and rock. Wonderful colours and textures, a stunning photo that I hope is up hanging on one of your walls.
Cheers to you and yours