Dean M. Chriss
Moonrise, Bryce Canyon National Park
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This image shows a full moon rising over Bryce Canyon National Park. There are no clouds shown in this image, but a nearby forest
fire added some smoke across the western horizon on this crystal clear evening.
Bryce Canyon is a very unique place. The land here
is carved by freeze-thaw cycles and rain, not a river, so in spite of the park's name it is not actually a canyon. The complex
geology of this limestone landscape is
related to erosion, volcanism, uplift, and plate tectonics.