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Dark Side of Mars
Page, Arizona USA
Along the lake Powell shoreline you will find landscapes unlike any other lake area in the world. This second largest man-made lake in the United States is the playground for Page, Arizona, and nearly three million visitors annually.
Lake Powell is 186 miles long and has 1,960 miles of shoreline, which is longer than the entire west coast of the continental United States. There are 96 major canyons to explore though you'll need a water craft for the majority of them since access is limited because there are few roads.
Glen Canyon Nation Recreation Area, established by Congress in 1972, is the home of Lake Powell. The area is comprised of 1.25 million acres with the lake occupying only 13%, or 161,390 acres, of the total area, which leaves a lot to be explored by four-wheel drive or on foot.
This area featured a dark grey, cracked earth that richly contrasted the more orange colored cliffs. As I later confirmed, this area was at one time under water, but declining water levels at times expose forgotten landscapes that sometimes do not “exist” - like the “Dark Side of Mars.”
2015 EPSON Int'l Pano Awards Bronze Award