Monument Valley

Big Old Rocks--Sticking up out of the Ground

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The above river is the San Juan, flowing through Mexican Hat, UT. Monument Valley is west of there. The most majestically magical land I've ever seen. These rocks stick up out of ground, powerfully phallic and ageless.

You might recognize the monolith to the right in the center photo above from Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Right at sunset we arrived at the area of the big three below. Light conditions couldn't have been better. We captured the rocks at their most photogenically colorful and striking time. | four corners page | galleries page