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photoblog image Pillars of Stone

Pillars of Stone

The rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000' (2,400 to 2,700m).

The floor of the ampitheaters average 2,000' below.The park

exists in three distinct climatic zones: Spruce/Fir forest,

Ponderosa Pine forest, and Pinyon Pine/Juniper forest.

This diversity of habitat provides for high biodiversity.

There are over 100 species of birds, dozens of mammals,

and more than a thousand plant species 

 

 

photoblog image Bryce 5 b.jpg

Pillars of Stone

The rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000' (2,400 to 2,700m).

The floor of the ampitheaters average 2,000' below.The park

exists in three distinct climatic zones: Spruce/Fir forest,

Ponderosa Pine forest, and Pinyon Pine/Juniper forest.

This diversity of habitat provides for high biodiversity.

There are over 100 species of birds, dozens of mammals,

and more than a thousand plant species 

 

 

photoblog image Bryce 5 b.jpg

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 20 Apr 2017, 00:54
It is a stunning place, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: No place like it!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 20 Apr 2017, 01:30
An awe-inspiring capture of these "pillars"!! The clarity, color and light are beautiful.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Steven!! We had good luck with the sky's here!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Apr 2017, 06:07
The range of biodiversity must be a very considerable one in this vertical landscape
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Funny you mention that, Chris - I've just finished a post for next week that addresses just that!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 20 Apr 2017, 06:32
The biodiversity you mention is very surprising
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I think the biodiversity of the entire desert southwest surprises most people! For instance, the Sonoran Desert (the Phoenix area is in the Sonoran) is 2nd only to the Florida Everglades for biodiversity in North America.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Apr 2017, 07:20
Just look at the wide variety of colours, too. Just a small part for eh history of the planet on show there. Can you imagine the first explorers going back and telling folk back at home what they had seen?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't that just gorgeous! Frank often remarks (even today) about what people would have thought back then!
Quite a place Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: One of my fave's, Chad!
Looks like a different planet Ellie.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It felt like that! Something out of a Dr Seuss book!
I love seeing totally different rocks in the second shot. In the foreground it looks like white lava but softer. I have seen cliffs with the wide colour variations but those in the top shot are spevtacular.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't that amazing - and in such a relatively small area. It's all sandstone and limestone, from different time periods. Thank you, Mary!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Apr 2017, 14:39
Thank you for the information, it is incredible that this supports such great biodiversity.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Amazing isn't it. People are always surprised at the biodiversity in the desert!
It looks fantastic, but to be a bit naughty in what I say this is when one starts to think deeply about the first few chapters of Genesis because this took eons to end up like this. I note with this place you don't mention there being any of thos things beginning with 'R', oh what joy!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Fantastic'AL Brian! smile
Well - I don't think it's naughty to use the brains and curiosity the good Lord gave you! I've never thought Faith and Science to be at odds - you just have to tweek your perspective sometimes. Like.... how long, really, was the "first day"? I dunno.
It was still too cold, yet, for any of those things - much to Frank's relief!
ampitheaters - how appropriate!
i see comments such as stunning and awe-inspiring and i cannot agree more
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile Very much so!
We've run out of superlatives!
Oh to be a bird with a camera... maybe a drone...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Wouldn't that be amazing!!
This is all just so fantastic E
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Fantastic'AL Bill! smile
Amazing stuff!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Absolutely!

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