It's the shadow cast by a very tall hoodoo. How tall? I'd have to guess, but maybe about 30 feet? Linda Laitner and I headed up north to a wilderness area near Chaco Canyon called, Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah. It's within the Bisti Badlands area all within the range of the northwestern corner of our state. Finding the area was an adventure! We had BLM (Bureau of Land Management) maps and what looked like some pretty specific directions. Both of us have GPS contraptions, but neither of us know how to use them! Which would've made it a cinch to find since the GPS coordinates are given. But, we did find it!
Although this hoodoo is not really from Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah. It was near Nageezi which is the way we left the wilderness area.
So, here's the standing formation that cast such a shadow. There's some smaller ones in the background in the shadow picture. The 'smaller' ones are about five feet high.
And then, there's this little iddy biddy guy! I was lying on my tummy to take this shot! I think the red rock on top must be no more than three inches in diameter, just to give you a sense of scale. The big ones are formed in the same way, it just starts out with a bigger rock!
Now that you've enjoyed these, head on over to Traci's at Shadow Shot Sunday to see more shadows!