A sunrise shot at the famous Mono Lake tufas. These unusual rock formations are ancient calcified water springs. Basically the underground streams of water from the Eastern Sierras hit the alkali lake and cause a chemical reaction. These particular tufas are hundreds if not thousands of years old.
The blue tones of this morning shot in White Pocket near the Arizona, Utah border really makes the reds and oranges in the sandstone really pop and accentuate all the truly bizzare textures in the stone.
Our first full day in Moab/Arches National Park brought the beginning of what would be three days of rain. This formation was just the beginning of it. What caught my eye with this image was the repetition of shapes of the sandstones in the forming thunderclouds.