When Evil Turns To Stone

Bryce Canyon National Park has a wonderful amphitheater displaying hundreds of tower-like formations. Once believed to be evil beings turned into stone according to the legend, the phenomenon can actually be explained by water seeping into the cracks, freezing and thus expanding, making the crack a little wider every time.

Try to get there at sunrise or at sunset, then you will be able to witness the stone turn into a bright red as it glows under the action of the warming sunlight.

I originally wanted to go at sunset after Zion National Park, as the two parks are quite close to each other but ended up staying in Zion for the whole day and had to postpone the shoot for the next day. Sunrise was awesome but I want to go there again at sunset to have a different angle and maybe try some astrophotography in the middle of those formations next time!

Bryce Canyon Amphitheater at Sunrise

Bryce Canyon Amphitheater at Sunrise