Red Rock Country

Arizona rocks come in the most beautiful colors

This was taken in January 2018 on a trip to Sedona, AZ. It overlooks a valley full of monumental geology. This is a layer of rock stained red by rust: a very long time ago, when oxygen first filled our planet’s air, it reacted with iron in rocks. The Great Oxygenation left its footprint in the earth as well as its species.

We pulled over before descending into the valley, and were rewarded with this wonderful view from a distance.

Technical info: a merge of two photos, one focused on the tree and one focused on the red-rock monuments in the distance.