Bryce Canyon Hoodoos

December 08, 2010


Nel Graham
Summary Authors: Nel Graham; Jim Foster

The photo above featuring fascinating hoodoos and spires was taken along a portion of the Fairyland Loop Trail in Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park. Hoodoos are erosional landforms that take shape whenever a relatively hard rock, such as limestone, overlays more readily erodible material, such as sandstone and or shale. The limestone acts to shield the softer rock from the elements, thus retarding the rate of erosion. Bryce Canyon hoodoos are derived from the Claron Formation. Photo snapped in July 2010, in between cloudbursts.

Photo Details: Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ4; Focal Length: 4.7mm (35mm equivalent: 28mm); Aperture: f/3.3; Exposure Time: 0.0008 s (1/1300); ISO equiv: 100.