Whether you’ve been there in person or seen it in pictures, the classic formations of Monument Valley are familiar silhouettes of the American West. But travel with a Navajo guide and you venture off familiar roads to experience the land they call Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii, Valley of the Rocks. At the end of a day spent tracking living myth and mystery through the sands of Monument Valley, we scramble up red rock to find a Tear Drop’s view of the sun setting on this timeless landscape.
For a closer view of Eagle Butte, see Eagle through Tear Drop
Tear Drop Arch, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona & Utah, USA
Canon 5D Mark II & Canon EF16-35 f/2.8L II USM lens
Focal length 35mm, ISO 200, 1/50 sec at f/20
Manfrotto 190CX3 tripod with Arcatech ballhead