I’ve been anticipating the Summer Solstice this year so that I could visit the Solstice Snake (aka Solar Snake or Hyper Viper) and watch the arrowhead of light appear on the snake’s head. For about two minutes on the summer solstice a dagger of light shaped like an arrowhead appears on the head of this very large and well executed petroglyph of a snake near Moab. It was an amazing experience! I spent much of the beginning of the year researching this petroglyph and searching for it. Once I found it, it was just a matter of waiting for the short window of time to get this image. My time and efforts seem to have payed off!
Archaeology: The study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts.
Photography: The art or practice of taking and processing photographs.
Rock Art Trips
anasazi arches national park arizona arizona strip barrier canyon style basketmaker behind the rocks black and white bluff book cliffs canyonlands national park cedar mesa classic vernal style colorado comb ridge cottonwood canyon dry fork esplanade style fremont granary grand canyon polychrome grand gulch handprints indian creek kane creek canyon mcconkie ranch mill creek canyon moab montezuma canyon needles district new mexico nine mile canyon petroglyphs pictographs rock art ruins salt creek canyon san rafael swell tavaputs plateau uintah basin uncompahgre plateau utah ute vandalism vernal