“Canyonlands”

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These two photographs were taken two different days at sunrise in Canyonlands National Park (Utah).  

The featured photograph is “Mesa Arch”  which is a  landmark in the Island in the Sky region of Canyonlands National Park.  This pothole arch spans across the mesa’s edge, framing a scenic canyon vista in the distance.  Sunrise provides a distinctive glow under the top frame of the arch.

Above is “Dead Horse Point” overlook with its breathtaking panorama of the Colorado River and sculpted pinnacles and buttes.  The plateau is surrounded by sheer cliffs 2,000 feet.  The legend of “Dead Horse Point”states that around the turn of the century the point was used as a corral for wild mustangs roaming the mesa top.  

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