Cellpic Sunday – 23 May 2021

Devils Tower, Wyoming.

In early June, I will feature a Travel Tuesday post about the Devils Tower National Monument. This interesting and unique tower has a controversial set of theories as to how it originated. About the only thing that the scientists agree on is that the tower didn’t “thrust upward” from the prairie that surrounds it. Instead, over the millennia, the prairie eroded around it.

Spielberg fans will recognize the tower from the 1977 movie, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”. It’s also a major attraction to rock climbers with it’s many cracks that allow climbers to ascend.

About the photo: This image was captured at the trailhead of one of the hiking trails that lead visitors around the base of the tower. It is very near the parking area at the national monument. I took the image with my Samsung S20U, uploaded it to Lightroom and finished processing as usual in Luminar AI. Click on the image for a closer look.

John Steiner

16 comments

    • Usually the images I see are of the tower from a greater distance and it appears devoid of trees. Up close, at the park, the views show the many trees that surround the base.

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