Special POTD! October 18, 2013: Snow Canyon State Park, Washington County

Snow Canyon State Park, Washington County, Utah
Photographer: Ben Everitt

As our follower Ben Everitt pointed out, we tend to post a lot of  big scenery photos. We love getting feedback from our users, and so you may have noticed the last few days of photos have been more than our usual photos of our amazing geology.

Today’s photo shows geology in action. In today’s photo, submitted by Ben Everitt, wind is slowly moving the dunes at Snow Canyon State Park. The park, which consists of lava flows and large sandstone cliffs, is located inside the 62,000 acre Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. The federally mandated reserve was established to protect the threatened desert tortoise and its habitat. Snow Canyon Park is a reminder that beauty and life can be found in some of the harshest places on earth! Thanks for the submission!

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