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Tent Rocks National Monument

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 24 September 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

On a recent trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, I had some time and looked around for something, out of the city, to see. Officially known as Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, this place is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southwest of Santa Fe. Formations like you see here are only found in one other place, Turkey.

This Monument is administered by the Bureau of Land Management. At 4,645 acres, this Monument is a small fraction of the 245 million acres of public land this agency oversees. The access road crosses Cochiti Pueblo tribal land.

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid capture

24 Sep 2012 5:40am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Love the angle and the subject!! So peculiar!

24 Sep 2012 5:53am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

they are like cappadokya's rocks - excellent image

24 Sep 2012 6:05am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent framing and composition ! beautiful colors ! yes, reminds me cappadokya, me too ;-)

24 Sep 2012 7:11am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Magic stuff - I like the untouched look it all has.

24 Sep 2012 7:22am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

really lovely

24 Sep 2012 7:27am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

So strange to find the same architecture here !

24 Sep 2012 7:43am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Interesting geological formation.

24 Sep 2012 8:54am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful blue sky contrasting the rocks.. lovely capture

24 Sep 2012 9:07am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Super Foto.

24 Sep 2012 9:19am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

What tremendous scenery... fascinating forms.

24 Sep 2012 9:21am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fascinating to see these conical shapes - magnificent against the deep blue sky.

24 Sep 2012 9:40am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Never seen those before, neat place to visit or maybe I'll go check out turkey:)

24 Sep 2012 10:36am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, looks like someone's taken a lathe to those rocks. Very cool shot!

24 Sep 2012 10:51am

franz from Baden, Austria

stunning rock pyramids, indeed like the ones in cappadocia, turkey!

24 Sep 2012 3:54pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec ces branche et la végétation quel cadrage quell roche et belle lumière, sueprbe.

24 Sep 2012 6:26pm

PD from Kansas, United States

Very cool, I have never heard of this place!

24 Sep 2012 6:27pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!!!

24 Sep 2012 6:34pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Amazing rock formations and beautiful scenery; and a very appropriate name for the monument ~ beautifully captured!

24 Sep 2012 7:05pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Blue sku, beautiful tree and so great shapes of rocks create a great compo ;)

24 Sep 2012 7:21pm

rem_la from Villiers, France


24 Sep 2012 8:19pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is amazing, Steve! Wow...ANOTHER spot for the bucket list - at this rate, I will need to live to 150...wouldn't bother me - beats the alternative! This is really something, Steve!

24 Sep 2012 8:20pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Great point of view to see those magnificent shapes and textures.

24 Sep 2012 8:45pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Natures mosque, this is extremely beautiful and rare to see. Beautiful photo.

24 Sep 2012 10:22pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I can see where the name comes from, but how they are formed intrigues me. Well spotted and captured against that beautiful blue sky!

24 Sep 2012 10:25pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

so vibrant

24 Sep 2012 11:07pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

What a colorful capture!

25 Sep 2012 2:06am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Amazing rocks, or ...?

25 Sep 2012 4:30am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Delightful creations of nature!

25 Sep 2012 1:55pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

wow, i didn't know something like this was here.. :) gotta add it to my list of places to go to.. :D great catch!

25 Sep 2012 4:28pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fantastic capped formations! Great light.

26 Sep 2012 9:19am

Kiki from Ambert, Auvergne, France

The nature sculptured strange characters there! Very good centring in low-angle shot !

26 Sep 2012 1:06pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

At first look, I was sure it was in Cappadocia!! Fantastic!

26 Sep 2012 1:12pm

Irene from L C, France

What a beautiful natural building ! in french "cheminée de fée" :))

26 Sep 2012 6:17pm