For Cee’s Black and White Challenge (CBWC) this week, I am sharing a variety of rocks, boulders, and stones, mostly from the southwestern United States, with one photo from the Omaha Zoo (I couldn’t help myself!).
The first photo was a wide view of Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve in La Jolla, California. I like how there’s very intricate cliffs (you cannot walk down them), and then there’s polished stones that cover the beach. These two Torrey Pines photos were taken at low tide; when it’s high tide, the waves are up against the cliff.
While I am loving my time at the beach in California, I have taken many photos of rock features in the desert, too. When I look in unusual places, I have been pleasantly surprised with great views and interesting features. For example, millions of people visit the Grand Canyon National Park every year, mostly to the south rim, but there’s some very cool formations on the outskirts of the park.
Here are some interesting rock formations around the Phoenix valley in Arizona. Some are definitely popular, such as Camelback Mountain, and others are lesser-known, which I prefer.
And, as promised, a photo of rocks at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. If you look closely, you’ll see why I like these rocks that provide a more authentic habitat for the lions.