Tuesday, June 16, 2009

ABC Wednesday - V


Just a quick ABC Wednesday this week.

The letter is V and this photo was taken at Valley of Fires outside of Carrizozo, New Mexico.

Valley of Fires is a forty five mile stretch of lava that has extruded up from the earth only some fifteen hundred years ago, making it one of the youngest and largest lava flows of its' type. In places, the lava is up to to one hundred fifty feet thick.

While this photo doesn't show the lava beds, it was taken while we were staying at the BLM campground located in the middle of the flow.

As always, you can click to enlarge for a more detailed image.


photowannabe said...

Wow that is some sunset you captured in the lava flow.
The couds look like the russian bear pointing.

Marie Reed said...

What a fascinating and beautiful place to visit!

Carol said...

Beautiful sunset shot! Valley of Fires sounds like an interesting place to visit....

jay said...

Gorgeous ... I can't imagine what it's like to walk on that much solidified lava! It must be quite eerie.

So that would be a volcanic valley, then?

Joy said...

Fantastic photo.

Sistertex said...

BEEEutiful indeed!