Bisti Badlands Summer Storm

Bisti Badlands Summer Storm

Bisti/De-Na-Za Wilderness is in Navajo land.  Bisti means large areas of shale hills and De-Na-Za means “cranes” as some cranes are depicted on petroglyphs near by.  This area of the country in July and August are known for their summer monsoon season.  This was evident this past summer in August.  As a wilderness area, the only access is with your two legs or horseback.  A hike of about two miles brought me and my friend Joe Zinn to this area.  Late in the day the storm appeared and then came the vision.  This was shot with a Canon 5d Mk III, 17-40 f4 lens, Singh-Ray neutral density filter Soft Stop 3, Induro tripod.