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Hi everyone, I would like to share with you the fantastic sight seen at the Bryce Amphitheater of the "Hoodoo Army". I call them the Hoodoo Army because they remind me of the Terracota Army of over 7000 clay soldiers that were buried with the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huandi in 210 BC.

You can read more about this Chinese Terracota Army at the Wikipedia encyclopedia and see a beautiful photo here on trekearth showing a replica of this terracota army.

The Hoodoo Army at Inspiration Point (part of the Bryce Amphitheater) was formed over millions of years by the action of water slowly eroding the soil, so these Hoodoos were actually created from the top down, and not by wind action as is sometimes thought. The word Hoodoo is thought to be derived from the Southern US tradition meaning the practice of sympathetic magic, or casting a spell. The modern definition is "A natural column of rock in North America often in fantastic form".

So if you ever visit Utah, please do visit Bryce Canyon and let these beautiful Hoodoos cast their spell on you. The Hoodoos are between 10 to 150 feet in height and it is possible to trek among them in the Canyon below.

I found the TravelWest site to be very interesting if you like more information on Bryce and Hoodoos.

Photo notes:
Photo taken in the morning light, image sharpened slightly and contrast increased to accentuate the rocks.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Brajesh Singh (brajesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 0 N: 16] (192)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-11-10
  • Categories: Naturaleza
  • Camera: Canon S2 IS
  • Exposición: f/4, 1/160 segundos
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2005-12-09 20:50
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Points: 4
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