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Monument Valley Tribal Park

only hardy plants survive, and even they face challenges in the harsh conditions...this scene is from deeper into the valley, beyond the tourist road, where you can only go with a Navajo guide..the entire park is administered by the Navajo Nation

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Guest 06-Nov-2012 08:37
Hi you too, love this landscape and a beautiful image David.
janescottcumming06-Nov-2012 03:47
Looks like the roots of that tree are all above ground! Great colors in this shot. V
Brian Samuel03-Nov-2012 21:58
Fantastic image. I love that tree.
Steve Morris03-Nov-2012 09:58
Splendid image - the tree on the right balances the rock formation so well!BV
Carol How03-Nov-2012 05:42
Its like a great old western scene. Superb warm tones and amazing that this study tree hangs on! V
Bryan Murahashi03-Nov-2012 04:10
Very nice touch of green in this very arid landscape. V
Jeff Real02-Nov-2012 23:27
This is a great composition and such a fine image. Enjoyable viewing. ~V~
bill friedlander02-Nov-2012 15:59
Outstanding composition, David! Everything is nicely placed in the frame, the light and colors are excellent. V
peterjay4502-Nov-2012 15:18
Hardy conditions indeed. Lovely shot.
Giancarlo Guzzardi02-Nov-2012 11:28
what a place and environment. Beautifulst colors.
Marcia Colelli02-Nov-2012 10:56
Wonderful composition. Great colors and details. Shows how nature will adapt to their conditions V
Glenn D.02-Nov-2012 03:37
Dry only begins to describe - great portrayal of it and the life the seems to tribe there.
Peggy W02-Nov-2012 03:02
Wow~ that tree must he hardy to be thriving that well in that spot.. great image!
larose forest photos02-Nov-2012 02:41
That richly coloured land, with its hardy plants (hardy indeed), is mesmerizing as this fine, fine shot reveals. VV
Patricia Kay01-Nov-2012 22:55
A wonderful coloerful scene David...BV
tinkerb01-Nov-2012 22:29
I am very jealous of this super scene, but not for long I plan to head this way in Januar! Great work.
Mairéad01-Nov-2012 22:21
A very striking composition of a special place. V
FrankB01-Nov-2012 22:13
great compo...well fills every niche....V
Apostolos Tikopoulos01-Nov-2012 22:01
Superb and colourful composition. v.
Karen Stuebing01-Nov-2012 21:27
The greenery that exists is quite a contrast with the red desert and sandstone. Beautiful view. V.
Micky Waby01-Nov-2012 20:55
Beautiful image David, you have composed it well with the sparce vegetation.Nice to see an area not so frequently visited. I always thought I would love to visit Monument Valley,should have put it on my bucket list sooner!
Johnny JAG01-Nov-2012 20:48
Looks like a tough old tree.
Gerard Koehl01-Nov-2012 17:56
Magnifique paysage avec de belles couleurs. V
borisalex01-Nov-2012 17:32
Its not only hardy to the plants, but also for the Navajos, who certainly live there under poor conditions, like in houses not connected to sewer and electricity. Its a shame for America, seeing this circumstances, coming from Orange County, CA. as comparison.
Colin Storey01-Nov-2012 17:31
Fantastic image of tis arid landscape, very well composed with the hardy tree. v
Dan Greenberg01-Nov-2012 16:07
Beautiful color and clarity! I really like seeing views like this that are off the beaten path. Wonderful composition as well with the road leading us through it and the tree in the perfect position. ~BV~
Walter Otto Koenig01-Nov-2012 15:39
I love the rugged beauty and the emptiness of much of the Southwest. The land is still young and changing, yet it already feels so old. There is a stillness, but there is life almost everywhere if you look hard enough. You have conveyed this all in this image. Glad to hear the Navajo are administering this area and taking care of their sacred land. "V"
rousselziak01-Nov-2012 15:38
Superb ! -V-
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)01-Nov-2012 15:24
David, I am glad that you got to look at the Navajo reservation. It is truly a great experience. The Navajo's have done very well with their land. Nicely presented image. Terrific framing with the bushes and the lone tree. V.
Jim Coffman01-Nov-2012 15:23
Wow, what a great place! Nice work,David !!
marie-jose wolff01-Nov-2012 15:07
I love those red ochre colors! V
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