Monument Valley

Monument Valley as seen from Hunt's Mesa

Monument Valley as seen from Hunt’s Mesa

A place that should probably be on every landscape photographer’s bucket list is Monument Valley on the Arizona/Utah border.

Anasazi Ruins - One of many cliff dwellings in the area

Anasazi Ruins – One of many cliff dwellings in the area

Anyone who has seen any John Ford westerns will immediately recognize some of the landscape made famous in countless John Wayne epics.

The" Mittens", one of many prominent formations in that area

The” Mittens” at sunrise, one of many prominent formations in the area

We were fortunate to be part of a group led by Navajo photographer LeRoy DeJollie who grew up in the area.

The Totem - seen in many classic western movies

The Totem – seen in many classic western movies

Much of the area requires a guide, and some of the spots like Hunt’s Mesa are difficult to get to, but it’s worth the trip!

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