Extraterrestrial Earth

Equipment Info
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
19mm / f/7.1 / 1/160 sec. / ISO 400
State/Province/Region
New Mexico
Nearest Area
Bisti/De-Na-Zine Wilderness
Town
Farmington, NM
Brief Directions

Thirty-six miles south of Farmington.

Notes

No water, no trails, no shade, no cellular service. Be careful when entering this labyrinth, and sign the trailhead register.

Description

The BLM calls this area "Cracked Eggs" for the uniquely eroded limestone capsules that are a favorite photo subject in the Bisti Badlands. Others call this area "Alien Hatchery" for its resemblance to rows of incubating dinosaur eggs. These features owe their existence to 70 million years of erosion in a region that was once a swampy delta.

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Date Added
September 10, 2019
Date Taken
November 17, 2018