14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
This Land Is Now Private

In October, a large portion of Utah's Comb Ridge was sold to the highest bidder at public auction. This stunning monocline is also culturally significant. Home to numerous Anasazi artifacts and ruins, Comb Ridge is part of the proposed Bear's Ears National Monument, casting its future into uncertainty.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Bluff, Utah, United States of America
Copyright: © Nicholas Maxfield