18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
House on Fire

During the absolute right time of day, and only once per day, these ancient ruins appear to be on fire as sunlight bounces off an opposite canyon wall and radiates from the cliff's roof. Contrary to the name, these Anasazi structures were actually granaries used to store food about 1,000 years ago.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Blanding, ut, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7RM4
Copyright: © Brian Clopp