Camel Rock, New Mexico

May 24, 2021


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Photographer: Rick Stankiewicz 
Summary Author: Rick Stankiewicz 

Featured above is Camel Rock, New Mexico. Found 10 miles (16 km) north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains (along U.S. Highway #285), this obscure, natural sandstone formation, to many, resembles a camel resting in the desert. It’s easily visible from the highway, but there’s a small pull-off if you wish to have a closer look -- now protected by a wire fence to avoid vandalism. No matter how you look at it, this long-necked, flat-headed “dromedary” certainly is true to its name. Photo taken on October 6, 2013.
Photo details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi camera; ISO 200; f/10; 1/200th second exposure; 28mm (cropped).