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The San Rafael Swell is a large geologic feature located in south-central Utah, USA about 30 miles (50 km) west of Green River, Utah.
The San Rafael Swell, approximately 75 miles (121 km) by 40 miles (64 km), consists of a giant dome-shaped anticline of sandstone, shale, and limestone that was pushed up during the Paleocene Laramide Orogeny 60-40 million years ago.

Since that time, infrequent but powerful flash floods have eroded the sedimentary rocks into numerous valleys, canyons, gorges, mesas and buttes.

The Swell is part of the Colorado Plateau physiographic region.

I really love this area, each time I go I see something I missed before. This is an awesome place for working the camera. The sun shinning through the clouds lighting up parts of the scene made an interesting shot.

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san rafael swell, utah, landscape, desert, mountains, clouds, bill d bell

I was born and have lived most of life in the Rocky Mountains, USA. I love the outdoors and nature. Photography is my passion. I take pictures of what I feel captures the feel and moment of the scene.

There is nothing like the feeling I get when I look through the view finder and press the shutter button knowing that this shot is going to be amazing……

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