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Monument Valley Panoramic - Totem Pole

Monument Valley Panoramic - Totem Pole

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This panorama of Monument Valley, taken by Christopher Gjevre, features the tall slender formation known as Totem Pole, the heavily eroded remains of a butte. Monument Valley is located on the border of Utah and Arizona and is protected as a Navajo Tribal Park, by the Navajo Nation. The area was once covered completely in sandstone layers, which have been worn away over millions of years to reveal the stone formations, mesas and buttes we associate with Monument Valley today. Images of these formations epitomize the American Southwest and were first brought to the attention of the public by the film and tourist industry, with the release of John Ford’s 1938 film, “Stagecoach,” starring John Wayne.
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Monument Valley Panoramic Pictures

Located on the Arizona-Utah state line, Monument Valley panoramas capture the impressive sandstone buttes of the Colorado Plateau reaching up to 1,000 feet above the valley floor. Protected by the Navajo Nation as a Navajo Tribal Park, the iconic red and blue-gray stone seen in Monument Valley panoramic pictures was carved by rivers over millions of years.

The imagery in Monument Valley panoramic pictures is iconic of the American Southwest and popularly displayed for its familiar associations to many American films, television shows and cartoons. Some of the many media which have captured imagery of Monument Valley include "Stagecoach", starring John Wayne (1938); Sergio Leon's "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968); "Forrest Gump" (1994); and "Back to the Future III" (1990). The familiar forms of geological features in Monument Valley photos are also emulated in American cartoons, such as with "Looney Tunes" characters Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner.

With some of the most remarkable natural imagery in the world, it's easy to see how pictures of Monument Valley inspire the imaginations of so many. Visually represented in many media forms, Monument Valley panoramic pictures have come to define what many imagine when they think of the American Southwest.

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