How the Giant “Cosmic Navel” Formed in Utah

Now that’s nothing to sneeze at!

With his latest work, photographer John Fowler brings a whole new meaning to the term “navel gazing.” This mosaic image, captured in late April, showcases a unique landform sometimes known colloquially as the Cosmic Navel—essentially a giant sandy pothole in Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.