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Mongollon Rim

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 26 June 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A two-shot panoramic view of the Mongollon Rim (we were approximately 2,000 feet high) overlooking the famous cow pies (below) and Sedona, Arizona (in the background).

The Mongollon Rim is a steep escarpment marking the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. The Plateau extends north and east into Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. In this area, the rim is a result of uplift along the north side of an east-west trending fault and the removal of about 2,500 feet of Paleozoic age sedimentary rocks from the uplifted edge of the plateau. This erosion has caused the rim to recede about seven miles from the fault since the initial uplift occurred 15 to 20 million years ago. This movement was followed by volcanic activity which spread lava over the plateau and rim in several places.

Photo captured May 6, 2013.

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Fabulous panorama

26 Jun 2013 6:27am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Other than a few parts of blown out sky, you have two great shots here, what a wonderful high position to make this panorama!

26 Jun 2013 7:04am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

A beautiful panorama. The view is magnificent. Have a nice day.

26 Jun 2013 7:27am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A wondeful panorama !

26 Jun 2013 8:20am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Stunning panorama you create - and the rays of light are magnificent!

26 Jun 2013 8:35am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I couldn't have been much further away! Outstanding shot

26 Jun 2013 9:13am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A magnificent and truly very beautiful view ! Excellent capture !!

26 Jun 2013 10:22am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

wooow!

Superb

26 Jun 2013 11:41am

barry from Palm Springs, California, United States

Excellent, other-wordly.

26 Jun 2013 1:32pm

CarineB from Paris, France

Beautiful processing !!!

26 Jun 2013 3:48pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! This is phenomenal

26 Jun 2013 5:09pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Awesome image! Like from another dreamy planet!!

26 Jun 2013 9:31pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

This is truly stunning, what a vista

26 Jun 2013 9:43pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent! brings back great memories of living in flagstaff thru the 80s

27 Jun 2013 12:01am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful panorama!

27 Jun 2013 12:01am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! A gorgeous panoramic view. I love the rays of sun.

27 Jun 2013 12:07am

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Absolutely stunning panoramic view ... the different colors and textures of this landscape are fabulous !!!

27 Jun 2013 12:07am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Beautiful shot; well done panorama.

27 Jun 2013 12:10am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

love the wide panoramic composition here that really gives and appreciation of this entire area! well captured with superb sharpness and detail!

27 Jun 2013 1:56am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Breathtaking view.. wow

27 Jun 2013 7:32am

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