Monument Valley, the mythical park of the American West (USA, 2013)
SONY DT 18-200mm F3.5-6.3
18mm ƒ/7.1 1/500s ISO 100
6000 × 4000 px / 300 dpi
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau in The USA characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the Arizona–Utah border, near the Four Corners area. The valley lies within the territory of the Navajo Nation Reservation and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163.
The floor is largely siltstone of the Cutler Group, or sand derived from it, deposited by the meandering rivers that carved the valley. The valley’s vivid red color comes from iron oxide exposed in the weathered siltstone. The darker, blue-gray rocks in the valley get their color from manganese oxide.
Monument Valley has been featured in many forms of media since the 1930s. Director John Ford used the location for a number of his best-known films.