Skeleton Mesa

Location Origin Story

The cliff pockets of Skeleton Mesa and Dowozhiebito Canyon are located in the First Nations Navajo (Diné) Reservation in northern Arizona to the southeast of Page and Lake Powell. These remarkable pockets are very large cliffs overlooking the creek below. In this image, there are at least three cliff dwellings of the ancient Anasazi peoples who are believed to be ancestors of the current First Nation Hopi people.

The Anasazi lived in this area for over a thousand years yet these stone-walled cliff villages seem to have only been occupied for about fifty years. These cliff houses are located in the complex Navajo Canyon system, a network of canyons and mesas that fall away from the uplift of nearby Navajo Mountain, the great rounded dome that is a sacred place to the Diné, Hopi and Paiute peoples.

For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly

About This Photograph

This truly mystical scene was photographed in the late afternoon during the month of March while Zedekiah was flying and exploring the Four Corners area around Shiprock.

Image Rarity

The image was taken from a moving aircraft, as Zedekiah piloted the aircraft while simultaneously operating the camera.

Zedekiah used the evening light and the storm clouds to dramatic effect by flying to an altitude that provided the perfect backdrop.

Timing and being in the place-in-space for this scene to reveal itself was crucial to this image composition.

Lastly, it is impossible to simply walk up a trail and take the same photograph again. This image was very difficult to create, and is truly one-of-a-kind, therefore making it extremely rare.

Limited Edition

This image is offered as a numbered and signed, limited edition of one thousand (1,000) prints.

Artist Proofs

There are one hundred (100) artist proofs available

Suggested Media Substrate

This image is best suited for Satin Metal with a lustrous flat, non-reflective finish and is available for additional custom texturization to produce enhanced micro shadowing across the surface of the print.

Multiple substrates are available for this image, please go here to review different print types.

Collection Pricing

  • Limited Edition Prints – Two Dollars & Fifty Cents ($2.50) per square inch
    28” x 18” = $1,260
    36” x 24” = $2,160
    48” x 32” = $3,840
    54” x 36” = $4,860
    72” x 48” = $8,640
  • Limited Edition Volumetric Prints – Three Dollars ($3) per square inch
    28” x 18” = $1,512
    36” x 24” = $2,592
    48” x 32” = $4,608
    54” x 36” = $5,832
    48” x 72” = $10,368
  • Limited Edition Artist Proofs – Five Dollars ($5) per square inch
    28” x 18” = $2,520
    36” x 24” = $4,320
    48” x 32” = $7,680
    54” x 36” = $9,720
    48” x 72” = $17,280



Contact Zedekiah Gallery to speak with an art consultant about purchasing a limited edition print of this image.
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