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Red Rock Canyon - David Patterson

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Tags: red rock, red rock canyon, nevada, mojave, desert, las vegas, national conservation, cliffs, wildlife, faults, grasses, grass, sagebrush, fractured faults, red, geological, cactus, iron oxide, crimson, sandstone, mountains, rocks, fossilized, keystone thrust fault, limestone, calico hills', willow springs, ice box canyon, lost creek, burros, deer, roadrunners, spring mountain ranch, ranch, howard hughes, old west, bonnie springs ranch, old nevada, western town, zoo, hdr

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Tacoma, WA - United States

Thank you, Madeline!

New York, NY - United States

David, excellent composition and colors.

Tacoma, WA - United States

Thank you, Joy!

Omaha, NE - United States

Gorgeous David!! Love all the colors!! f/v

Boston, Ga - United States

Fantastic landscape David!! The colors are perfect!

David Patterson replied:

Thanks so much, Jan...much appreciated!

Tacoma, WA - United States

Thank you, Lo!

Clinton, MN - United States

Great image

Yelm, WA - United States

Absolutely beautiful, David! Fave!

David Patterson replied:

Thanks so much, Sean!

Jasper, TN - United States

WOW!!! Fabulous!!

David Patterson replied:

Thank you Paula!

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Red Rock Canyon


David Patterson


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Red Rock Canyon, just 15 miles west of Las Vegas, presents awe-inspiring views most wouldn't expect to see near a major metropolitan city. in contrast to the bright lights and hype of the Strip, Red Rock offers desert beauty, towering red cliffs and abundant wildlife.

The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area receives 1.2 million visitors a year.

The mountains in the Red Rock area were formed by a number of geological forces including fractured faults where the earth's crust collided over millions of years and fossilized sand dunes. Some cliffs reach up an astounding 3,000 feet.

The sandstone rocks in the conservation area get their color from iron oxide. Over centuries the iron oxide built up, producing the vibrant, crimson color the canyon illustrates today. Red Rock Canyon is part of the Mojave Desert, which stretches out to the corners of California, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.


April 18th, 2012


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