5/5: Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

Time and natural elements have etched a fantasy world in these shale hills.

A perfect day to wander around all the various formations.

This was a petrified log among a huge amount of petrified wood covering the hills.

This looks like an entire turtle has been turned to stone as it scaled the ridge.

Cap rock formation of sandstone over mudstone. Textures abound!

An entire army of CapRockers advancing, creating shadows.

Was this Antoni GaudĂ­ ‘s inspiration for Casa MilĂ  rooftop garden in Barcelona?

This gateway arch led farther into the badlands for more exploring.

An acropolis: the highest city on a rocky outcropping. 4th century citadel?

De-Na-Zin is Navajo for Cranes. Sandhill Cranes?

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