Dean M. Chriss
Bryce Canyon, Sinking Ship Mesa

Bryce Canyon, Sinking Ship Mesa and Hoodoos

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This image shows a feature in Bryce Canyon named Sinking Ship Mesa. It is quite close to Boat Mesa, which is off the left side of this image. The name Sinking Ship Mesa came from the sloping top that seems reminicent of an upside down ship's hull. The jagged hoodoos that undoubtedly sank it are in the foreground. One can't help but notice that nautical terms are often used to name features and places in the desert southwest. The golden winter sunrise accentuates textures of these facinating geological wonders in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.