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Monument Valley Indian Chief
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© Christine Till
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is on the border of Utah and Arizona in the Four Corners Area. Its mesas and buttes are some of the most recognizable Southwestern scenery, made famous by films created in the 1930s and later by John Ford and John Wayne, and many other iconic Western films.
Man tends to define nature in human terms as he tries to explain something which defies human description. Thus, Monument Valley's monuments look like skyscrapers of a great city, sinking ships or towering cathedrals. Some of the formations resemble elephants, dragons, a surfacing submarine, even an 'Indian chief', the 'Big Indian' (480 ft/146 m) also known as 'Big Chief'.
The valley is horribly dusty on breezy days, but the views are awesome, especially in low sun angles of the morning and late afternoon.
October 18th, 2013
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