A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
008: West and East Mitten
At the border between the states of Arizona and Utah is the famous Monument Valley. The desert-like landscape counts several giant rocks scattered over the valley. Two of those so-called buttes are named mittens, due to their shape: giant hands with the thumb inward. They are located within a few kilometers from the state border, at a height of almost 1900 meters above sea level. The West Mitten measures 261 meters, while the East Mitten is a bit higher: 313 meters. Compositions with both mittens are one of the most popular among the many amazing scenes in Monument Valley
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1999, 2017