13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Changing Woman

The Changing Woman is the most beloved deity for the Navajo people. Her home is the mountain north from Flagstaff - Dookʼoʼoosłííd (San Francisco peaks). If you look at the mountain in the background of this image, you will see how it profile represents her long hair and neck, she is pregnant with the Twin Navajo Warriors, and the hills to the right are her legs.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Kiril Kirkov