Red Valleyby Alaskan Momma Bear
ABOUT THE ART
My photograph of the red rocks within Valley of Fire State Park in southern Nevada, USA. The round rock in front is referred to as a "Beehive."
red cliffs, desert southwest, Valley of Fire, Nevada, sandstone, eroded rocks, stones, boulders,
Nevada State Park Brochure:
Valley of Fire derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs, 150 million years ago. Complex uplifting and faulting of the region followed by extensive erosion, have created the present landscape.
Prehistoric users of Valley of Fire include the Basket Maker people and later the Anasazi Pueblo farmers from the nearby fertile Moapa Valley. Fine examples of rock art left by these ancient people can be found at several sites within the park.