19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Archetypal American West: Monument Valley Moonrise

Perhaps the most representative view of the American West are the two Mittens Buttes and Merrick Butte found in Monument Valley. Twice a year the shadow of West Mittens aligns on East Mittens. A rising full moon exalted the American mythology.

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Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Monument Valley, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Elliot McGucken