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Devil's Fire

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 4 August 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

Today we depart from the odd for a while and take a look at the strange. Devil's Fire is a place in the Nevada desert where you will find some of the strangest rock formations I've seen.

Part of The Great American West series.

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I'll be busy the next few weeks. Commenting will be spotty at best.

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I've never heard of it. That's great. Can't wait to learn more. This certainly is strange and unusual. In fact it's a fantastic shot!

4 Aug 2010 5:20am

Catherine from Seoul, South Korea

neat rock. The color against the sky is very beautiful ^^

4 Aug 2010 5:20am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

fascinating rock face , has many intresting facets i am sure, beautiful colours!!

4 Aug 2010 5:23am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

WOW! Steve!!! Interesting geological formation.

4 Aug 2010 6:22am

Marie LC from France

absolutely splendid Steve. Love this red rocks !

4 Aug 2010 6:30am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

wonderful :)

4 Aug 2010 6:47am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

great landscape.

4 Aug 2010 6:51am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It's a fantasy of the wind on the rock, great forms!

4 Aug 2010 6:51am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Wow, great place! Sky is supporting, too...

4 Aug 2010 6:54am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Beautiful tones and texture...a great title Steve!

4 Aug 2010 6:58am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Superbes couleurs ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée.

4 Aug 2010 7:02am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

It's really cool... kind of looks like Moab, Utah.

4 Aug 2010 7:08am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very impressive, nature is the best artist!

4 Aug 2010 7:28am

PATRICK from miramas, France


4 Aug 2010 7:42am

k@ from Paris, France

What a fab shape this one has... Just like in clouds, it's possible to read tales throught those rocks, am i right ? Superb pic.

4 Aug 2010 8:28am

@k@: Yes, your imagination can run wild with these shapes.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Impressive.. agree with Elena, nature is the best artist.

4 Aug 2010 8:31am

Sylvie49 capture image from Vallée de la Loire, France


4 Aug 2010 8:49am

pixator from kerman, Iran

Very amazing !!!

4 Aug 2010 9:00am

Florence from Paris, France

Incredible how rocks can be sculpted by time, wind, rain. Erosion is the best modern sculptor I know ! it looks like a guy putting his hand to protect his eyes while looking in a distance.

4 Aug 2010 9:04am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Strange yes, but also beautiful. I've never heard of this formation before. Now I must go there (the Nevada desert) myself one day.

4 Aug 2010 11:03am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

That is one amazing rock formation, never seen anything like it

4 Aug 2010 12:08pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

wow. so cooooool

4 Aug 2010 12:50pm

lili from *, Iran

Amazing shot!

4 Aug 2010 12:53pm

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

amazing shot Steve ! I love this place !Kisses

4 Aug 2010 2:04pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

What an amazing thing. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

4 Aug 2010 2:04pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice texture, shape, color, composition, etc. (Can you tell I'm an art teacher? - LOL.)

4 Aug 2010 2:16pm

Don from spokane, United States

I like how you've pictured nature's sculpture. These outcroppings are remarkable for this dramatic shapes. Fine image.

4 Aug 2010 2:33pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

terrefic shot

4 Aug 2010 2:47pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superb composition and detail.

4 Aug 2010 2:47pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wow.. what a shape.. what a find . Incredible !

4 Aug 2010 3:01pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Is this just north of Las Vegas - Valley of Fire State Park?? I have been there and youa re right. Great choise here, this one is weird. Thanks for posting this Steve!

4 Aug 2010 3:52pm

@Denny Jump Photo: No. I've not been to Valley of Fire State Park. Devil's Fire is west out of Mesquite. More on that tomorrow.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

So strange shapes for these rocks. A great find

4 Aug 2010 4:02pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Now that is a weird rock formation. The red colour is a very natural reproduction as far as I can see. Nicely cropped.

4 Aug 2010 5:02pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Superb !

4 Aug 2010 5:20pm

Kiki from Ambert, France

The erosion, patient sculptor, also works our imagination and draws stranges things on the sky... Haughtiness!

4 Aug 2010 5:33pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Wow, beats the formation I saw when in Nevada.
Superb, can't wait to see others.

4 Aug 2010 5:41pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A wild shape. looks like a devil saluting. A super image, Steve.

4 Aug 2010 6:03pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

That rock formation is incredible! Superb shot! Terrific details!

4 Aug 2010 7:28pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

A strange rock formation well photographed. Thanks for sharing.

4 Aug 2010 8:00pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Very 'aggressive' formations! 'Devil's Fire' is an apt name.

4 Aug 2010 8:06pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

wavy and wild--I love it!

4 Aug 2010 8:25pm

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Stange and wonderful!

5 Aug 2010 12:26am

Jhon from Fine Land, Singapore

Very lovely formation and what name for that rock.

5 Aug 2010 12:59am

Ajay from Pune, India

Well that rock formation is really very strange. Those rocks seems to be looking out for something.

5 Aug 2010 1:42am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

I agree, very strange form, and its name goes well with its appearance. A great deep rich shot Steve.

5 Aug 2010 1:45am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Wow! love this Steve! Beautiful composition,texture and color! Superb shot!

5 Aug 2010 2:48am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Ooooh! A beautiful capture of formations and color that contrasts well with the sky. Looking forward to more formations.

5 Aug 2010 3:07am

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Cool formation!

5 Aug 2010 3:08am

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

A very fluid look to the rock, almost has a human feel to it.

5 Aug 2010 4:01am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

intriguing rock formation! nicely captured here from a good point of view and with excellent sharpness to bring out all the detail!

5 Aug 2010 5:15am

MMC Photos from THE COLONY, United States

Beautiful rock, I would enhance the blue sky to make the photo premo.

5 Aug 2010 5:21am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! What a wonderful shot! I love the textures and colours. Superbly captured.

5 Aug 2010 7:19am

♏arleen from Netherlands

Very strange but an exciting view! Beautiful rock color!

5 Aug 2010 12:10pm

Remus from Portugal

Beautiful color work. Love this image.

7 Aug 2010 3:44pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Quite the salute!

9 Aug 2010 3:31am


Superbe photo!!Magnifiques couleurs!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

10 Aug 2010 5:53am