A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
Bryce Canyon National Park is located in the state of Utah, roughly between Lake Powell and Zion Canyon. The 145 square km park receives less visitors than Grand Canyon or Zion Canyon National Parks, but the more than two million visitors wonder the colorful amphitheater-shaped structures that consists of pinnacles that are called hoodoos. These hoodoos can reach a height of more than sixty meters. The pinnacles are a result of ongoing penetration of rainwater into the cracks of the rocks. Water freezes during the cold nights and cause expansion that breaks the rocks. Initially, holes are formed that eventually result in the creation of the bizarre hoodoos. We were told that this process is still going on, and they joked that we had to be fast to witness this natural wonder. It is to be expected that all hoodoos will have broken down in a period of ten thousand years.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1999, 2017