April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014

Rock of Ages

Photograph by Nicholas Roemmelt

After a heavy thunderstorm, a small pond grants a mirror reflection of a hiker at the Wave, the most famous landform in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona and Utah. Says Nicholas Roemmelt, who submitted this picture to the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, it was "a calm and solemn place on a perfect day."

This photo and caption were submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.

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37 comments
ingrid de smet
ingrid de smet

Ongeloofelijk mooi ......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mousumi Duttaray
Mousumi Duttaray

I have trying to visit for so long..but no luck with lottery :-(

Jerry Guzi
Jerry Guzi

Unbelievable scene, photo. Congratulations, thank you for sharing.

Saeed Rezaey
Saeed Rezaey

حتی ازمنهم قشنگ ترترعسک گرفته .!!؟

نه...!!؟

Neha Jain
Neha Jain

Honestly I am speechless. No idea how to describe and appreciate such a wonderful sight!

Shannon T
Shannon T

Wow... is there anything more to say?

Mai Alzhair
Mai Alzhair

Barely understood the photo. Beautiful

kathy teyler jarrett
kathy teyler jarrett

Wow! I've been to this area and seen the swirly formations, but not this particular spectacular one.

Kim S.
Kim S.

What a powerful shot!  It is as if there is movement in the rock, although the flowing waters which shaped these rocks have long since moved on, this viewpoint shows the forces of nature.  Beautiful.

Gwenn Z.
Gwenn Z.

MAJESTIC! I love this photo!

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Magnificent ! I do not think I have seen a shot as good as this one,it takes ones breath away,so thank you Nicholas. The blue of sky and shirt are just perfect, and his reflection as if in a mirror, looks just beautiful. A thrilling shot, from however one looks at it.The Wave is majestic,awesome.  j.e.s........

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

Beautiful.  Even the color of the hiker's shirt adds to the picture.

Ted Burroughs
Ted Burroughs

Thank you for allowing me to become a member.

I however would like to download the photos in a larger format.

2900x1378 is perfect for a full screen format.

Ted

Olivia Donovan
Olivia Donovan

Absolutely amazing, great capture! A breathtaking photo!

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