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Walking the Wash

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 2 April 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

Bisti Wilderness: After a few miles walk into the wilderness, following the wash, the road moves out of sight and the surreal formations are all around.

Navigation can be difficult, as there are no major landmarks in the badlands, and little change in elevation, though there are several groups of distinctive orange-colored mounds in amongst the generally yellow-brown hills, that do help when route-finding.

Road Trip #11

NIKON D5000 1/640 second F/9.0 ISO 400 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

arvin from sari, Iran

Very nice

2 Apr 2012 5:28am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Looks like an unforgiving landscape.

2 Apr 2012 6:43am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a strange sensation this must be - does anything live there ? Snakes, I suppose !

2 Apr 2012 8:38am

@Ronnie 2¢: I don't think even snakes are there. We did see one very small lizard, but that was it.

Nina from Haute Loire, France

A desert in every sense of the word ... It's beautiful

2 Apr 2012 8:54am

goldenpleasure from Bakel, Netherlands

What a contrast, the colorful dunes, and then the gray beach.

2 Apr 2012 8:59am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Lovely makes me long for my old Scout II

2 Apr 2012 9:14am

Grandoude from Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France

Allo Houston, we are just landing to the moon...
What a strange landscape!

2 Apr 2012 9:15am

@Grandoude: ;-) How true.

Mhelene from Paris, France

Splendid composition and great tones .

2 Apr 2012 9:27am

franz from Baden, Austria

stark beauty in desolation ... if we only looked close enough, we'd discover this beauty all around us, even in places that look 'empty' and 'desolate' at first ...

2 Apr 2012 9:48am

@franz: I agree.

Jason Politte from United States

Like another planet - must be such an odd place to walk around. Great shot, Barbara.

2 Apr 2012 11:06am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Wow !! fascinant paysage !!

2 Apr 2012 11:33am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Now I see why they call it the badlands.
Wonderful capture!

2 Apr 2012 11:44am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent composition

2 Apr 2012 1:40pm

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful landscape.
Have a nice day.

2 Apr 2012 2:44pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Beauty. I really like the point of view.

2 Apr 2012 3:38pm

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

Incredible landscape images, Barbara ... this reminds me of the Desert of Maine, in that it seems so out of place in NM.

2 Apr 2012 3:42pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Maine has a desert??

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

At first sight a hopeless area! The second time one looks a wonderful scenery!

2 Apr 2012 4:31pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

A very fascinating landscape!

2 Apr 2012 5:38pm

Didi from Orléans, France

Hi Thomas
Wonderful colours and nice deep foreground
Best regards

2 Apr 2012 6:06pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderfully sparce and unforgiving landscape here Barbara! ;-)

2 Apr 2012 6:25pm

amirhosain babaee from tehran, Iran

very good color and composition..i love the desert...

2 Apr 2012 7:10pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent composition

2 Apr 2012 9:28pm

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom


2 Apr 2012 9:38pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Interesting terrain. Looks like it would be too easy to get lost there.

2 Apr 2012 11:35pm

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

great! like other planets.

3 Apr 2012 1:00am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

amazing place! once again the copper top hills stand out nicely in this desolate and rugged terrain!

3 Apr 2012 2:18am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

What a fantastic landscape.

3 Apr 2012 11:30am

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Quite extraterrestrial landscape. Nice colours in the background.

3 Apr 2012 8:26pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Oh I love this one! Looks like a beautiful painting!

3 Apr 2012 10:53pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

extraterrestrial, indeed. looks to me like out of the star wars movie!

11 Apr 2012 12:23am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Desolation, but beauty in this desolation....It catches your breath...

12 Apr 2012 10:51am

1/640 second
ISO 400
60 mm (35mm equiv.)