Valley of Fire

This is the Valley of Fire State Park located in the Virgin River Basin on the western site of Lake Mead, Nevada. Petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyphs dot the area along with an array of important rock formations made up of limestones, shales, and conglomerates. Prehistoric First Nations inhabitants of the area included the Basket Maker people and much later the Anasazi Pueblo farmers from nearby Moapa Valley. The small river you see running through the left side of the image is called the Valley of Fire wash and in the background right you can see the beginning of Weiser Ridge and the Muddy Mountains.

Zedekiah: ” I captured this image from above Blue Point Bay on Lake Mead following a very strong rain downpour in the late afternoon. The alpenglow effect combined with the rainstorm lit up the ground colors and provided a wonder vibrant view of this amazing selection of geologic formations.”

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