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Coyote Buttes South, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. April 2008; November 2011.

Coyote Buttes is part of the Paria Canyon Wilderness, most of which lies in Arizona. It consists of two sections with the North housing the famous Wave formation. The images here were shot in Coyote Buttes South, which thankfully receives less attention. A quota of 20 people per day is enforced. I saw only five other people during my first time there, and none the second time.

Two-hundred million years of twisted sandstone has been contorted into grottos, arches, waves, domes and thin fins of rock by erosional forces of nature, primarily wind and water, in Coyote Buttes. Walking on the fragile fins breaks them easily, which is why I tried to keep my distance during photography.

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