Tall Tales From The Field

Coyote Buttes- A Whimsical Product Of The Forces Of Nature. Repost From 2014

Coyote Buttes, on the Arizona/Utah border, is a landscape that defies description. Freud would have trouble developing a diagnosis for this patient.

One look at it will put a smile on your face along with a frown. It’s situated at The Vermillion Cliffs National Monument and is well protected. At North Coyote Buttes, a trip to The Wave is only accessible for 20 daily fortunates who were victorious in the dreaded lottery put on by The Bureau of Land Management.

It’s a riot of abstractness, details, hues, textures, patterns and dizzying sandstone  shapes. The Navajo Sandstone calcified dunes evolved into its current look due to erosion from winds and rains.

Coyote Buttes The Wave

Coyote Buttes The Wave

Coyote Buttes The Wave

Coyote Buttes The Wave

Coyote Buttes The Wave

Coyote Buttes The Wave

The Second Wave

Coyote Buttes North

The Wave

Coyote Buttes North

Coyote Buttes North

Coyote Buttes Sand Cove

Sand Cove

Coyote Buttes Sand Cove

Coyote Buttes The Wave

At South Coyote Buttes, the unusual is the usual at this landscape.  Grotesque shapes of rock cast by millions of years of weathering have produced a carnival of  oddities that Barnum & Bailey would be proud of.   I half expected a woman with a beard to come  walking around the corner.

South Coyote Buttes

Coyotte Buttes

It seems as if someone put one of those curvy carnival mirrors out there to give Coyote Buttes it’s distorted look. But it is real. I think.

South Coyote Buttes

South Coyote Buttes

South Coyote Buttes

South Coyote Buttes

South Coyote Buttes

It’s highly believable that it took millions of years for the gods to create Coyote Buttes.

You just don’t put this together in a week.

Michael Andrew Just

Dawn2Dawn Photography

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10 responses

  1. I don’t know how many times I can say “O my god!” in one post but I sure as hell exceeded all normal OMG boundaries looking at these images. How lucky for you to have seen these places for real and not just through photos. Extraordinary.

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    December 21, 2014 at 12:10 PM

  2. Fantastic images of an astounding natural wonder.

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    December 21, 2014 at 12:49 PM

  3. Crazy amazing what nature can do! I have enjoyed these posts so much!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos!

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    December 21, 2014 at 2:20 PM

  4. Great captures of some truly breathtaking scenery.

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    December 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM

  5. Karen

    It is very beautiful, great images.

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    December 22, 2014 at 6:07 PM

  6. Thanks everyone for the nice comments

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    December 22, 2014 at 8:19 PM

  7. Like I said on your FB-page: Great lines! A wonderful piece of nature!~

    Happy holidays and kind regards,
    Tieme

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    December 23, 2014 at 3:44 AM

  8. Pingback: Coyote Buttes- A Whimsical Product Of The Forces Of Nature. | dawn2dawn photography

  9. What amazing scenery and photos.

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    May 12, 2017 at 9:10 PM

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