Altar of Sacrifice – Mt Kinesava
This is a unique aerial view of Zion National Park showing numerous iconic landmarks across the distance. Spread out across the Markagunt Plateau and Kolob Terrace, Zion is located at the intersection of three geographic provinces: Colorado Plateau, the Great Basin, and the Mojave Desert. These otherworldly looking formations are the jagged edge of a huge area that has been twisted, uplifted, tilted, and eroded over time, forming a geological feature known as the Grand Staircase; a series of colorful cliffs stretching up out of the Grand Canyon all the way up to Bryce Canyon and over to Zion National Park.
The First Nations Southern Paiute tribes who lived here called this place either “Mukuntuweap” which means “straight canyon”, or “ I-oo-gune” for “like an arrow quiver“. For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly