Looking for exciting new places to visit? Find the beauty of the rocks in Arizona’s Marble Canyon, where the lines and textures are naturally formed. Tourists have compared it to being on a sand dune, due to the wave-like ridges over the rocks. They also felt slightly dizzy after visiting the canyon.
The Wave is a series of dunes made of Navajo Sandstone. Due to wind and rain erosion, visually appealing cinnamon-colored streaks formed. It was about 190 million years ago when the naturally occurring formation started to form.
Landscape photographers of all skill levels can be inspired and energised by the landscape scenes at this spot, as the scenery is beautiful no matter what time of day or season it is. Although the wave was never seen by tourists until the 1990s, when mostly European travellers came to see the rock formations, it was known by residents for generations.
Although the rocks appear to be sturdy, they are actually quite fragile over time. You will need to apply for a permit to visit the site. A mere 20 people are permitted to cross the gorge every day. Once you arrive at your destination, tour guides will let you know about safety precautions that apply to you. For advance convenience, you can get a permit on the Internet, or you can get one through a random drawing on site.
Photographers looking to capture the majesty of the area’s awe-inspiring rocks would be advised to try to arrive in the middle of the day, as shadows will ruin shots in the evening. To create a more mystical and dramatic effect, you can strive to get some shots of the rocks when it’s dawn or twilight. This will allow you to play with elements of light and shadow while taking advantage of the alluring streaks across the rocks.
Whether you are planning to enjoy the show or want to learn something new, the possibilities are boundless.
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