Unprepared, as I was for surprises, on a hike in Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah I came upon this monolithic stone spire that appears to be a petrified man, a wizard with a big nose. I took several photos, from varying angles and conclude that it is, indeed a wizard that was caught in a mudflow about 150 million years ago.

Photo – April – 2011 (Utah – USA)

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It’s all about capturing a moment in time. About discovering scenes that, when shared, generate interest and appeal.
I am absorbed in the passion for photography and derive great pleasure in being a part of this superb artistic community.

John Butler is a resident of Northern California. A builder, by trade – but spiritually, a naturalist and photographer.

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  • lynell
    lynellabout 3 years ago

    Great capture~

  • Thanks, Lynell – It’s always such a surprise to find a piece of nature this detailed and facially-featured. John B

    – John Butler

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaalmost 2 years ago


  • Thank You for this Feature, Karen. I am, indeed an “Addicted Photographer” and these odd and surprising scenes certainly contribute to my addiction.

    – John Butler

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 2 years ago

    Wow! This is spectacular! Excellent capture, John!

  • Thank You Marie. It is amazing, how nature can mimic unrelated objects. Of course, our imagination plays a big part in the perception.

    – John Butler

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