The Cockscomb in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

January 22, 2018


Photographer: Bruce Bjornstad
Summary Author: Bruce Bjornstad 

January 2018 Viewer's ChoiceShown above are the spectacular, sawtooth-like hogback ridges of the Cockscomb, in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument of southern Utah. These ridges were created by tectonic folding along the East Kaibab Monocline. Over 100 million years of Earth's history are preserved here in these upturned Cretaceous to Jurassic sedimentary rocks. Photo taken on November 28, 2017.

Photo Details: Camera: Phantom 4 DJI FC330; Exposure Time: 0.0067s (1/150); Aperture: ƒ/2.8; ISO equivalent: 100; Focal Length (35mm): 20; Lens: 3.6 mm; Altitude 1826.5m; Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 13.0 (Windows).