Monument Valley (meaning valley of the rocks) is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the Arizona-Utah state line, near the Four Corners area. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163.
This photo is taken by Ian Shive using Canon EOS 5D
Ian Shive is a nature and conservation photographer based in Los Angeles, California and author of The National Parks: Our American Landscape. Shive also appeared in the self-produced series Wild Exposure which aired on Current TV in late-July 2009.
Shive is an emerging member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, a Washington, D.C. based conservation photography lobbyist group. Shive is a gold place recipient at the 2008 Folio Awards – Eddie’s & Ozzie’s for his National Parks magazine story Ghosts of Steamtown, and placed gold in the category of “Best Use of Photography, Association or Non-Profit.”