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Kachina Natural Bridge

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 2 March 2015 in Landscape & Rural.

This wider view illustrates how natural bridges are formed. The stream that cut White Canyon flowed in large, lazy loops. As the water wore the rock walls between the loops thinner and thinner, it eventually broke through bringing the beginning of the bridge. At this point, the stream changed course sending all the water through the bridge. Over time, the bridge's span becomes larger.

Natural Bridges National Monument
Cedar Mesa, Utah
Part of the Great American West series.

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Patrick M. from Lille, France

Great overview !!

2 Mar 2015 11:25am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendide compo

2 Mar 2015 12:06pm

franz from Baden, Austria

thanks for this excellent graphic geology lesson !

2 Mar 2015 12:11pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Incredible landform. Really interesting.

2 Mar 2015 1:09pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

I see at least 2 caves, you must know all these sites and give us photos that I have never seen
before at these locations. Beautiful.

2 Mar 2015 2:45pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This wider view is lovely

2 Mar 2015 3:59pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Excellent landscape

2 Mar 2015 4:32pm

Veronique from Tarbes, France

so many different levels and colors !

2 Mar 2015 5:44pm

Diana from Olympia, United States


2 Mar 2015 6:55pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Another stunning composition with incredible layers, textures and colors!! The natural bridge stands out nicely with its lone arch amongst the many strata!

2 Mar 2015 10:39pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Quite fascinating detail...

2 Mar 2015 11:09pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

This landscape is absolutely spectacular ... the textures, the layers of the rocks and the colors are wonderful .

3 Mar 2015 12:08am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

brilliant tones and superb detail right across the entire scene - very well done!

3 Mar 2015 2:23am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


3 Mar 2015 8:50am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Wonderful view!

3 Mar 2015 10:30am

Marym from PA, United States

Wow! this looks incredible!

5 Mar 2015 12:59am

Sam from Chennai, India

A fine capture of this natural bridge. Excellent. :)

5 Mar 2015 12:14pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture of this natural bridge... Love the hues and view here :)

5 Mar 2015 3:14pm

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Fantastic view !

8 Mar 2015 8:30am