Dead Horse Point


I finished shooting sunrise at the Grand Canyon, made myself some breakfast and got back on the road. My planned destination for a late afternoon shoot was Dead Horse Point State Park near Moab, Utah. The legend of Dead Horse Point states that around the turn of the century the point was used as a corral for wild mustangs roaming the mesa top.  Cowboys herded them across the narrow neck of land and onto the point.  The neck was then fenced off with branches and brush.  Unfortunately–for some unknown reason–horses were once left corralled on the waterless point where they died of thirst within view of the Colorado River 2,000 feet below. 

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  1. As I stared at this photo I felt as though I would have to hang it low on the wall because I feel I’m standing on the rim to take it in. Now that I’ve read your copy I see why!

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