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Colorado Plateau Photo 5

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Frozen Wilderness
Photograph by Frans Lanting

Winter silence settles over Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, but the rock's rich colors still shout for attention. At center stage, limestone pillars called hoodoos wait for an audience, but few visitors venture here in colder months, leaving this natural arena to mule deer, ravens, and foxes. According to the Paiute Indians, the pillars were once living creatures—until the god Coyote grew angry with them and turned them to stone.


Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Nikon
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 70-200mm telephoto zoom
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded

Weather Conditions: Cold in helicopter with its door off
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Available light
Special Equipment: Gyro

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