The Wave by Wojciech Dabrowski

The Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness straddles the Arizona-Utah border with 112,500 acres of land. This is an area of soaring red walls enclosing serpentine canyons, tall escarpments and broad plateaus, extremely rugged and starkly beautiful. Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness is considered to be one of the premier canyon backpacking destinations on Earth.
Pictured above is the Wave, a sandstone rock formation located on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, on the Colorado Plateau. It is famous among hikers and photographers for its colorful, undulating forms and the rugged, trackless hike required to reach it. The Jurassic Navajo Sands rick tone Formation is the foundation of the Wave. Nearly 200 million years ago, this region was a sandy desert where huge dunes migrated across the landscape pushed by seasonal winds. What we see today are some of the original crossbedded dunes shaped into dramatic landforms and exposed by erosion from eons of runoff. The spectacular ribbons of various colors called Liesegang Bands, were formed by movement and precipitation of oxidizing materials such as iron and manganese by ground water. Thin veins or fins of calcite cut across the sandstone, adding another dimension to the landscape.

Taken with Canon 5D Mark II and Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Wojciech Dabrowski is a landscape and portrait photographer known for unique conceptual images and ideas. His work covers many aspects of photography, from creating lasting memories in the form of family portraits and weddings through baby or glamour shoots to beautiful landscapes.

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  • Brad McEvoy
    Brad McEvoyover 3 years ago

    Awesome scene.

  • ducilla
    ducillaover 3 years ago
    Incredible.. Sureal…. beautiful photograph…
  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 3 years ago

    Awesome work xx

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 3 years ago

    Fabulous work!

  • Richard  Stanley
    Richard Stanleyover 3 years ago

    It was certainly worth the hike – an absolutely stunning image! Well done!!

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful Wojciech – your style is very unique and is most refreshing!

  • Željko Malagurski
    Željko Malagurskiover 3 years ago

    Excellent Wojciech!

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 3 years ago

    Awesome, just awesome:)

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaover 3 years ago

    Przepiękne miejsce Wojtku!

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68over 3 years ago

    Feels like I’ve run out of words to say about your incredible photos Wojciech… am completely lost for words… lol : ) xo

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