Fossilized Light
The geological Grand Staircase of the Colorado plateau is fractured twice along a 160 km long fault line. Many different sedimentary rock types from different origins and ages are located just within a small area of this fracture zone. The contact zone between the red and yellow sediments marks the geological boundary between dunes of Permian age and a marginal sea from the Jurassic age.
August 2005
Canon 20D, EF-S 10-22mm, f/22, 1/15sec, ISO 100, polarization filter, tripod