Notes on Kite Aerial Photography: Photo Gallery
photographs of hoodoos from a trail within the canyon and from the canyon's
rim (Canon 28-105-mm, June 1998)
The rich variety of colors in Bryce Canyon are
provided by iron-rich, limy sediments
deposited by ancient rivers and streams over eons. During the last several million years, wind and rain eroded
these deposits along what was once the edge of an ancient freshwater lake system.
One of the resulting formations is known as a hoodoo -- spires gradually worn away by wind
and rain with the weakest rock wearing away sooner.
Additional views from our Bryce Canyon stay. The top row has aerial images while the bottom has shots taken from the ground.
The native Paiutes explained the numerous and colorful hoodoos as "legend people" who were turned to stone by the mythical Coyote. Works for me.
Aerial views of the canyon rim (Canon 24-mm, June 1998).
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