Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Tepees



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

The Tepees is an area of the Petrified Forest National Park dominated by cone-shaped rock formations. The formations contain layered blues, purples and grays in addition to the colors found in other portions of the park. The Tepees are in the southern section of the park between Newspaper Rock and Blue Mesa.

17 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

How interesting George !
Almost like two different eco systems in harmony.
~Jo

Sandra said...

SPECTACULAR!!!

Ginny said...

Wow! The tepees and the cloud formation above, the intense blue sky, it looks surreal. Almost like another planet in a science fiction movie!

Ash said...

Stunning!

Mildred said...

Amazing beauty, George.

imac said...

Great info with this super shot George.

Janie said...

Love the colored layers. The Salt Creek area in Canyonlands has the same colored layers. Perhaps they were formed at the same time.

Lynda said...

The colors are GORGEOUS!!! You did well photographing this part of our beautiful country.

Life Ramblings said...

how captivating. a wonderful look at your world.

rainfield61 said...

I love the clouds that float on the sky.

And of course, you have done a good job to present this beautiful picture to us.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Gorgeous. So, when are you starting your postcard business??? :)

A Lady's Life said...

interesting name for this place

Neal said...

Wow...that is a neat and impressive picture George.

SandyCarlson said...

Arid can be beautiful. You prove it here.

Carletta said...

Again, the expanse of it all is just breathtaking!

KleinsteMotte said...

That is really a different snap. The enlarged version shows the layers clearly.

Leovi said...

Wonderful, a spectacular sky and earth tones excellent, very beautiful landscape.