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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84 comments
Wayne  Norman
Wayne Norman

What an incredible capture.  Wow.  The wonder of the light and reflection is mind-bending.  The composition is so well done as is the presentation.  Love this, and thanks for sharing.  Cheers. 

Kenneth Whitfield
Kenneth Whitfield

Awesome!  Especially I like the reflection of the water  gives it a nice affect of depth.


Terry Shapiro
Terry Shapiro

This might be the best image of the Wave that I have seen, including mine. Good job. Fantastic photo.

Prashidhda Neupane
Prashidhda Neupane

humans, no matter how superior we are, we still remain inferior for nature..absolutely stunning


Simon Robertson
Simon Robertson

Cant agree more with Tim's comment below great photo!

tim kilbride
tim kilbride

This is by far the most stunning shot of the wave in Utah I have ever seen and I look a lot. Most people won't understand how much work went into getting a shot the quality of this one.

Ahmad Asou
Ahmad Asou

WOW super looking shot, i've seen this before if i recall correctly windows 7 wallpapers, how did you find the place and take almost same shot 

very nice

Nick Singh
Nick Singh

Magical!

Almost unreal, beyond words.

Rena N.
Rena N.

Makes the lyrics of the old hymn "Rock Of Ages" more meaningful.  Jesus Christ is the ultimate Rock of Ages to those who trust/believe in Him. Thank you for this photo, amazing beauty and strength is here!

soltner bern
soltner bern

très belle perspective

 et composition réussie.

Jola S.
Jola S.

I just envy visiting such a place and taking such a photo!!!

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

This one will be my favourite for a long,long time  j.e.s.......

jia huai
jia huai

like windows  Desktop background

Janice H.
Janice H.

Majestic and overwhelming  in it's beauty.       A mystical place.         Wonderful shot of nature!

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