Photographer's Note

Where you say nothing could possibly live here. That there's no place in the rock and sandstone for plants to take root, you turn a corner and find that not only is there life, but that it seems to defy gravity.

Situated in the heart of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, White Pocket is a fantasy land of rock formations, sand, and wind whipped shrubs and trees. It's located near Coyote Butte and so shares the same twisted sandstone formation.

For those of you thinking of traveling there, the first 9 miles of dirt road (from US 89A) are an easy ride in a passenger car. However, after the turn off from House Rock Road the next 9 miles require a high clearance 4x4 vehicle as there is deep sand (that polished the skid plate on my Jeep) and sections that can be deep mud after a rain.

ISO 200, 1/200th second at f/11, 24mm focal length

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