Image Credit & Copyright: Michael Ince. CLICK image for larger view and look below for information and related links.
This great image comes to us from Michael Ince and it’s of the Milky Way Galaxy standing tall and vertical in the night sky over the forest known to locals as “Dixie”; almost making you wish you were higher so you could peer down over the southern horizon and view it in its entirety. This image was captured at Red Canyon Utah and its located just 13 miles from Bryce Canyon which is just spectacular. Red Canyon itself is an amazing place and very similar to Bryce canyon in its sights, composition and formation origins or wind and water erosion.
If you haven’t been to Red Canyon or the incredible sights of the southwest in general please place it on your bucket list as you will be extremely glad that you did. A typical place to stay is at Mt. Carmel Junction and from there you have Red Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Grand Staircase, Sand Dunes, Dixie Forest, Cedar Breaks, Coyote Butte, Northern Rim and Toroweap all within 90 miles of you. And of course, the entire time, dark skies overhead so even at night you can be utterly wowed as you will see the sky unlike you ever have before.
I really hope you enjoy this image and if you do go visit more of Mike’s links and enjoy what you see. Thanks all!
Mike Ince Photography: http://mikeince.com/
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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Red Canyon page: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/dixie/recreation/climbing/recarea/?recid=24942&actid=120