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Hoodoos

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 1 April 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

Translated from the Navajo language, Bisti means “a large area of shale hills”. It contains interbedded sandstone, shale, mudstone, coal, and silt. The weathering of the sandstone forms the many spires and hoodoos (sculpted rock) found throughout the area.

Road Trip #10

NIKON D5000 1/640 second F/5.0 ISO 400 48 mm (35mm equiv.)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Fascinating place

1 Apr 2012 6:08am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The inclusion of your husband gives the shot a wonderful sense of perspective! Well done Barbara! ;-)

1 Apr 2012 11:58am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

This gives a really good sense of proportion to this amazing place. I like your concise description.

1 Apr 2012 12:22pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I am loving this place! It's just amazing how things erode and weather to create such interesting landscapes.

1 Apr 2012 12:25pm

franz from Baden, Austria

extraordinary geological features in your recent posts, barbara !!

1 Apr 2012 1:09pm

Joyce from United States

Hoodoos? You do! I'm surprised nobody has said that yet. Sherpa here pokes one of the claypeople. It does to me look like a frozen gathering of fun folks perhaps from Mars. Nice frame job as always Barbara.

1 Apr 2012 2:04pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Surely a fun place to explore...looks quite dry area though..

1 Apr 2012 2:42pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Yes, it is - just wait until tomorrow's post. ;-)

LauraS from Chico, United States

Fantastic series, B. Like this one with your Sherpa.

1 Apr 2012 4:24pm

@LauraS: He has always said he is "just the Sherpa" around to carry the stuff. When we had the aminus3 meet up in Montana with Joyce, he told her that, so she also adopted the term. ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent. fine composition

1 Apr 2012 8:24pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

How interesting ... and so different from the hoodoos at Bryce Nat'l. Park!

1 Apr 2012 11:29pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

cool formations, endlessly fascinating to me :)

11 Apr 2012 12:22am

NIKON D5000
1/640 second
F/5.0
ISO 400
48 mm (35mm equiv.)