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Strange World

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 31 March 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

The 41,170-acre Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, New Mexico, is a remote desolate area of steeply eroded badlands which offers some of the most unusual scenery found in the Four Corners region. Time and natural elements have etched a fantasy world of strange rock formations and fossils. It is an ever-changing environment that offers the visitor a remote wilderness experience.

Road Trip #9

NIKON D5000 1/160 second F/13.0 ISO 400 39 mm (35mm equiv.)

Goldenpleasure from Bakel, Netherlands

It is indeed the most alien landscape I've seen.
None suffered from the weather yesterday?

31 Mar 2012 6:27am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Definitely a fantasy world

31 Mar 2012 6:46am

yo from Ile de France, France

Magique !
Nous avons le même phénomène d'érosion en France, on les appelle "demoiselles coiffées" ou bien "cheminées de fée". J'ai vu celles d'Embrun dans les Hautes Alpes il y a quelques années.

31 Mar 2012 7:14am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

Thanks for the info. This is pretty impressive

31 Mar 2012 7:18am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful landscape !
Have a nice day.

31 Mar 2012 7:32am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Sure a land of fantasy is there at least a Dairy Queen close:)?

31 Mar 2012 8:21am

@J.R.: Um...about 60 miles, as the crow flies. ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

A very beautiful photo and really a very strange world !

31 Mar 2012 8:42am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

wonderfully sculptural

31 Mar 2012 10:17am

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

Unbelievable these are formations made by nature. Fantastic to see something so unusual and unseen through your photos. I really like the composition of this photo.

31 Mar 2012 10:26am

Joyce from United States

Another cool comp of these clay people with the fun sunhats.

31 Mar 2012 12:59pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Wondeful what nature creates sometimes!

31 Mar 2012 2:21pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Most of all a very fascinating world,I lóve how you picture it!

31 Mar 2012 2:29pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

An amazing terrain. I like how you've shown this unusual part with light and shadow so well. Nice image.

31 Mar 2012 3:03pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Wonderful, like some kind of huge prehistoric bone structure.

31 Mar 2012 4:15pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

Sometimes nature rivals Disneyland, this is pretty amazing. I can see that the lighting was harsh but you still got some nice photo's.

31 Mar 2012 5:38pm

@Jerry: I really wanted to be there for early morning light, but we were three hours away so had to shoot from ten until about three. Maybe next time...

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nicely framed shot here Barbara! ;-)

31 Mar 2012 7:15pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Nice composition! Love how the shadows play on the rocks!

31 Mar 2012 7:47pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I've got to get there, one day. I love the other-worldy feel of it. Seems like a distant planet to me.

31 Mar 2012 11:33pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

amazing landscape! the textures and details are excellent and i like the close framing as it allows me to get a good look at this formation!

1 Apr 2012 1:26pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Totally unique..never seen such a thing.............very nicely captured

1 Apr 2012 2:41pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Until seeing your photos I didn't know anything about the Bitsi Wilderness--thanks for enlarging my world. These are delightful, fanciful formations.

2 Apr 2012 8:49pm

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Very strange and very beautiful.
Just let me think of mexican people with their famous large hats.

3 Apr 2012 8:27pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States


11 Apr 2012 12:21am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I look at your shots and I cannot stop wonder at WHAT time and natural elements have managed to create here !!!! If a man tried his hand at such a sculpture....what would the result be?!

12 Apr 2012 10:54am

1/160 second
ISO 400
39 mm (35mm equiv.)