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Valley of Fire State Park…. Nevada…. USA (for group submittal purposes)
Valley of Fire is located in the Mojave Desert approximately 58 miles Northeast from Las Vegas and it is the oldest Nevada State Park. It covers an area of approximately 35,000 acres and it was named for the magnificent red sandstone formations that were formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of the dinosaurs more than 150 million years ago. These brilliant sandstone formations can appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun’s rays.
Prehistoric people of Valley of Fire included the Anasazi, who were famers from the nearby fertile Moapa Valley. Their visits to Valley of Fire probably involved hunting, food gathering, and religious ceremonies. There are fine examples of rock art (petroglyphs) at several locations throughout Valley of Fire.
Pictured above is “fire wave” one of many truly amazing locations around the Valley of Fire.
Taken with Canon 5D Mark II and Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM