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Gorilla Rock

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 4 October 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Spotted at the Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, Nevada.

Photo captured June 20, 2011.

NIKON D7000 1/160 second F/6.3 ISO 200 52 mm

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Rick from Toronto, Canada

A wonderfully textured prominent brow on this specimen!

4 Oct 2011 10:53am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Yes, well spotted. The guardian of the Valley!

4 Oct 2011 10:59am

klausz from Kufstein, Austria

oh yes ... sorry it tooks some minutes to find it! wow! it really looks like a gorilla! did you found them by your own, or are there some signs showing this so fascintating different forms in this rocks?
great capture again!

4 Oct 2011 12:32pm

@klausz: No signs were seen that named these "facial" rocks, but they were well-known landmarks amongst the tour guides. But wait until you see Friday's discovery. :-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Amazing..

4 Oct 2011 1:01pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Aptly named and very well captured Steven. You got the perfect angle to produce the illusion - excellent!

4 Oct 2011 1:59pm

Florence from Paris, France

Oh I see. A gorilla shouting. And what a deep blue sky.

4 Oct 2011 2:07pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

Poodle, Gorilla ... a very animalistic landscape ;-)
again this fascinating intense colours - great shot!

4 Oct 2011 3:23pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Wunderbar!

4 Oct 2011 3:32pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

That thumping I hear is either missles being tested at Nellis or the Gorilla is pounding his chest - Just an awesome image! Look at the detail in that rock! Amazing and beautiful, Steven ;-)

4 Oct 2011 3:58pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Don't mess with that guy! Cool!

4 Oct 2011 4:37pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this is really stunning, though i'd have called it "baboon rock" ... ;-))

4 Oct 2011 8:51pm

tataray from france, France

Mais oui .... tout à fait !..
Superbe.)

4 Oct 2011 9:00pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow, you can definitely see the gorilla here! Beautiful framing and wonderful color! I love the texture!

4 Oct 2011 9:07pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful texture and detail

4 Oct 2011 9:20pm

Dokmateo from Manila, Philippines

Great textures.. a wonderful and interesting series.

4 Oct 2011 10:36pm

....peter from Canada

It is well named Steven and your framing of nature's sculpture of this is magnificent Gorilla could not be any better... well done....peter:)

5 Oct 2011 12:10am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb level of detail in the rock - the sharpness is just superb! i can see every little cavity and line...

5 Oct 2011 2:43am