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.
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.
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.
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
10 responses to “Coyote Buttes- A Whimsical Product Of The Forces Of Nature.”
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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Fantastic images of an astounding natural wonder.
Crazy amazing what nature can do! I have enjoyed these posts so much!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos!
Glad you enjoy Smiling! One more post left of this series, that of The Wave itself!
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Great captures of some truly breathtaking scenery.
It is very beautiful, great images.
Thanks everyone for the nice comments
Like I said on your FB-page: Great lines! A wonderful piece of nature!~
Happy holidays and kind regards,
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What amazing scenery and photos.