Friday, September 18, 2009

Bird Nest in Slot Canyon

Look at the beauty of the sandstone and the bird nest with the red curves and interesting textures reaching for the sky.

The sandstone is composed of sedimentary rock made up of sand-sized minerals or grains of rock. The sand becomes sandstone because of the pressure of the rock layers above it.

In the Southwest, the sandstone is red because it also contains iron oxide. The iron oxide will turn a reddish color for the same reason that iron turns reddish brown when it rusts.

Besides the American southwest, red sandstone can also be found in the West of England and Wales, Mongolia, and parts of Central Europe.

17 comments:

Thérèse said...

Interesting how the nest took the color out of the stone!
An uncommon picture, bravo.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Like your other slot canyon photos, this is superb.

Halcyon said...

All of these photos are stunning. It's hard to believe what nature can create. I love the lines and the different shades of red. Wonderful series.

Sharon said...

This is a magical place and you've captured it beautifully.

Lois said...

It is a gorgeous color!

Memphis MOJO said...

A wonderful shot.

Gaelyn said...

There is a magic when I rub my hands on this ancient sand now made into rock. Excellent capture.

Rob said...

Wonderful pictures! The whole series reminds me quite a lot of some parts of Jordan, Saudi and Egypt. You're right, better be really careful.

Trojan Gayle said...

another great picture showing the texture of light and colour - nature in its absolute beauty

Don and Krise said...

A simple bird's nest, but in this setting it seems to become something more. What an amazing place.

Jacob said...

This is just lovely, Julie...it's the kind of thing one would find in the photography magazines.

Very well done!

~Cheryl said...

I've learned to enlarge your photos right away ... is that bird poop coming down from the nest? :)

glenda said...

Very beautiful. It doesn't seem real.

robert said...

Still am giving at least my small finger to be able to fly.

Great picture to fly into the weekend - may it be a nice one for all of you !

Virginia said...

A spectacular photograph! I am speechless.
V

magiceye said...

amazing!
looks like satin covered furniture!!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

The architecture of the bird nest is fabulous!

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