POTD: Mud Canyon

POTD: Mud CanyonMud Canyon Navajo Nation, Arizona 2013

Another dried mud shot. This one looks like an eagle-eye view of some of the slickrock country slot canyons.]]>

8 thoughts on “POTD: Mud Canyon”

  1. It’s interesting to see such a strong curved crack among all the more expected zig-zag fissures. Makes a nice composition. I’m wondering what made the curve, possibly the round edge of a puddle?

    1. That smooth curve is indeed unusual. I wonder if there are any mud geologists show could explain the reason for it vs. the zigzags. The puddle edge is better than anything I can come up with.

  2. I keep seeing things in your photos! My first thought before I read your description was that I was looking at an ancient petroglyph. The thick crack in the top center looks like an Indian lifting his arms to the sky to the right (NE in the photo), His head is in the center where the thick crack bends to the left (NW), and he has a large headdress pointing NW.
    I have no idea what any of the other cracks mean in my interpretation. Although, now looking a little closer, someone added grafitti to my “petroglyph” as on the right hand side of the photo there is a “cross-country skier” with a backpack on covered in snow. And no I am not doing drugs when I see these things.

    1. Not on drugs Randy? Could have fooled me. Actually I had a pretty easy time finding the skier. The Indian took a while. I think the reason you saw that is that you hail from Keeper of the Plains country, which what came to my mind when I read your description and is what helped me figure out what the heck you were talking about with that crack. But that part is still a stretch, even thinking abstractly, so I’m still sticking to the drug theory.

  3. Now that you mention it, I think you are right it has a Keeper of the Plains look to it. As far as the drugs, I’m tempted to send you something in the mail that you could check out, but it would be about as pleasant as sending you a frozen chicken to Arizona. And you know my history with that.

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