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Thor's Hammer at Bryce Canyon

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 13 December 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Thor's Hammer, seen at right center, is a spectacular example of a hoodoo, which is sometimes referred to as a tent rock or fairy chimney. They form because of erosion processes and may be found in badland areas whenever relatively hard rock overlays softer more erodible rock, such as sandstone. Here the sandstone is from the Claron Formation.The harder more resistant caprock protects the softer underlying layers from frost, wind, rain, freezing and thawing so that the rate of erosion is slower than elsewhere.

July 25, 2016.

NIKON D7000 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 200 32 mm

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Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel découpage de la roche e quel rendu sur la couleur ocre presque rouge ce vert superbe.

13 Dec 2016 5:11am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique et grandiose paysage. )

13 Dec 2016 6:33am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Impressionnant travail de sculpture naturelle !
Magnifique !

13 Dec 2016 6:51am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

An amazing landscape to experience . . never forgotten.

13 Dec 2016 7:54am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Always so surprising this landscape

13 Dec 2016 8:48am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

The passage of time is shown rarely, but you have been lucky enough to
have caught up with it, superb photo !~

13 Dec 2016 8:51am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Oh, so spectacular !!

13 Dec 2016 10:03am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium


13 Dec 2016 10:21am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Great shot and well documented

13 Dec 2016 11:04am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

spectacular place. Thanks for the info too.

13 Dec 2016 11:18am

Marité from France

On ne se lasse pas de les admirer ! Ces "cheminées de fées" sont absolument merveilleuses. Tes explications sont très importantes pour comprendre leur existence.
Bonne journée !

13 Dec 2016 12:08pm

Frances from Boston, United States

Stunning image! Wonderful light and color. Gorgeous!

13 Dec 2016 1:46pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful! I love the hoodoos.

13 Dec 2016 1:52pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Planet Earth is awesome, as proven once again with your excellent photo. You can't beat that POV.

13 Dec 2016 2:21pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful view and amazing details. A fine shot. :)

13 Dec 2016 3:11pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A dynamic view down into the colorful canyon. Excellent picture.

13 Dec 2016 3:46pm

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Toujours aussi grandiose

13 Dec 2016 3:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SUch an amazing and magnificent landscape.

13 Dec 2016 6:01pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing view !!!!!!!!!

13 Dec 2016 6:46pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

I think I can see it slightly off the center at the right. Beautiful colors and impressive view.

13 Dec 2016 7:53pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A particularly striking landscape. Watching him takes my breath away...

13 Dec 2016 8:08pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Fabulous image !!

13 Dec 2016 8:28pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Terrific image and point of view!!!

13 Dec 2016 9:25pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

WOW! Amazing.

13 Dec 2016 11:22pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is so beautiful.

14 Dec 2016 12:32am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Fantastic landscape! Great tones, superb shapes and detail.

14 Dec 2016 12:55am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Fine perspective. Excellent commentary.

14 Dec 2016 2:24am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

another fine Bryce Canyon shot

14 Dec 2016 2:36am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien beau

14 Dec 2016 2:21pm

Remus from Portugal

Something that is to admire while it exists. In nature nothing is eternal.
Beautiful colours and view.

16 Dec 2016 6:01pm