Friday, March 19, 2010
NEWSPAPER ROCK NEAR CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, UTAH, MARCH 5, 2010
Sigma 17-70 DC at 37mm
1/750 sec. f11
For 2,000 years Native Americans -- from Fremont and Anasazi to Ute and Navajo -- have been drawing mysterious petroglyphs in the desert varnish on a 200-square-foot sandstone rock on Utah Highway 211 south of Moab on the way to Canyonlands National Park. They're both hard to date and hard to decipher, and the reason for the concentration of so many figures in a small space is also a mystery. Deborah Abbott took the photo.