Mexican Hat

August 06, 2020

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Photographer: Marco Meniero 
Summary Author: Marco Meniero 

This curious geological formation, resembling a sombrero, is called the Mexican Hat. It stands about 60 ft (18 m) high and is found just outside of Monument Valley, Utah. Its precarious balance atop a sandstone outcrop is certainly attention-getting. To find it, take U.S. 163 to the settlement of Mexican Hat, a village taking its name from the nearby rock formation. This area is a bit off the beaten track but well worth a visit. Photo taken in April 2019.

Photo Details: Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Software Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows; Exposure Time 0.0002s (1/6400); Aperture ƒ/4.5; ISO equivalent 800; Focal Length 182.0mm.