Canon EOS 5D II; Canon EF 28-70mm @ 29mm; Gitzo tripod; RRS BH-55; RAW capture: f/16 @ 1/160 sec, -0.33 EV, ISO 800; Auto exposure; Centerweighted-average metering; Auto WB
Shiprock, a diatremic monadnock, rises abruptly from the virtually level surrounding plain. Located within the Navajo volcanic field, it is a classic geologically-distinct landform of the Colorado Plateau. The landforms of the Navajo volcanic field also figure prominently in the empirical knowledge and culture of the indigenous Navajo people. Small clusters of Goldenrod, golden globemallow and other wildflowers are found throughout the plains surrounding the rock.