Timelines - by Ian Whitehead, taken in Paria Wilderness Area near the Utah border
Timelines, Paria Wilderness Area, Arizona

The canyon lands of northern Arizona and southern Utah have a hold on my soul. There is just something about the vast expanse of wind-swept rock and nothing more – timelines to the naked soul of the earth.

Getting out to the Wave is one of the most impressive hikes in the world. It is a world of abstracts and patterns, weathered over the centuries by wind and rain, and time.

Located near the Arizona–Utah border not far from Kanab, Utah, this other-worldly place lies on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes of the Colorado Plateau. Amazing sculpted sandstone rock formations are everywhere, colored with the pallet of the nature Gods. It is a famous destination, and BLM Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness permits are required to reach it.

  • Title: Timelines
  • Location: Northern Arizona
  • Camera: Ebony Large Format