Utah's Natural Bridges National Monument offers a unique opportunity to 'saunter' inside a Cedar Mesa sandstone canyon.
After National Geographic Magazine publicized the Bridges in 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt approved the area as Utah's first National Monument.
In 2007, Natural Bridges became the first "International Dark-Sky Park" for some of the darkest and clearest skies in the U.S.
There is also an Ancestral Puebloan ruin abandoned more than 700 years ago visible from an overlook a short hike from Bridge View Drive. The ruin is named Horsecollar Ruin after two granaries with unusual oval shaped doors.
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COSTANTINO (65248) 2014-03-17 7:50
Hello dear friend
your the first in gallery now
with an impressive wild landscape
it looks fantastic like reflection
thanks for sharing it with us
serp2000 (44203) 2014-03-17 10:28
This photo is great! Can you walk on this bridge or you could see this impressive architecture from a distance only? Thanks for this presentation of Utah, very interesting landscape, good red&green colors combination.
Best wishes from Russia!
janneman (2860) 2014-03-17 10:40
The light underneath the bridge is magnificent.
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-03-17 23:11
Nice view of the Owachomo Bridge.Excellent image quality with good colors and sharpness.Very well done. TFS.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-17 23:30
Wonderful landscape.POV,colors,lighting,large DOF and composition are excellent.
emka (97633) 2014-03-17 23:55
Hello Ray, This bridge I like most of these three you showed us. The inner part of it is so beautifully lit. Would be fun to go on this bridge, I am joking :). Wonderful place away of the usual route. Would be fun to hike around.
WArm regrads MAlgo
193 cm, not bad :)
saxo042 (37882) 2014-03-18 2:06
A very fantastic natural bridge! A very fine picture with these colours. What is the length of this interesting rock formation?
kato (11630) 2014-03-18 5:20
You're capturing well this architecture by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the stone bridge with an unique shape and the surrounding nature inside a Cedar Mesa sandstone canyon. The light is managed well, and it's also impressive in a lot of green trees in canyon.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-03-18 14:43
amazing wonder of the nature and lovely presented on your picture. If it wasn't for a tiny line I would have a problem to notice the arch - it is so well composed with the rest of the surroundings. Great POV to capture this place and good framing.
Very attractive colors!
Thanks for sharing
fritzi007 (10715) 2014-04-02 15:21
a natural sensation of the first rank; Utah istist really very interesting, very good photo and comment, congratulate you very much!
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-06-05 20:25
Ray, total desert!! and the colors as well as the scenery indicate hot temps..a nice view from a higher point and an interesting note!!