Image of the week: Bryce Canyon National Park

Today's image of the week is from our very own Steve Wrote. It is the stunning Bryce Canyon National Park, USA.

Here are some things you might not know:

  • Bryce Canyon is a national park located in Utah, near Zion Canyon and the Grand Canyon
  • It is famous for its unique geological structures called hoodoos, which were formed from wind, water, and ice erosion
  • It is not actually a canyon but a natural amphitheatre created by erosion from headwater below the Paunsaugunt Plateau
  • Native Americans have lived in the Bryce Canyon area for about 10,000 years. Local native American tribes include the Anasazi and Paiute Indians. The Fremont Culture also lived there until the 12th century
  • Mammals in the park include mule deer, bobcats, foxes, mountain lions, coyotes, marmots, and ground squirrels. The canyon also contains 160 species of birds, including swifts and swallows, which migrate away from the park in the winter and jays, ravens, nuthatches, eagles, and owls which stay all year
  • Some of the highlights are the incredible Inspiration Point, the Bryce Amphitheatre, Thor's Hammer, Queen's Garden, Fariyland, and Wallstreet 

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