Utah September 24, 2015
15 Photos Taken in Utah that You Won’t Believe are Real
Sometimes, Utah’s beauty is so surreal that it’s hard to believe. These 15 photos are all interesting and strange in their own way.
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1) Red Canyon Tunnel
The combination of a thousand stars, nature’s red rock and a man-made machine are stunning.
2) Joseph Smith Memorial Building
This photographer perfectly captured the reflection of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Notice the shadow of the Salt Lake Temple, too.
3) Canyonlands National Park
This photo looks like transparent layers placed onto a page.
4) Lake Powell
The clouds in this photo look like they’re straight from a time-lapse video.
5) Monument Valley
The "chosen" rock?
It must feel surreal to drive a train through this man-made cut in the mountain.
7) Goblin Valley
It looks like the world is on fire.
8) Green River Overlook
It’s hard to believe the vastness of this sweeping vista.
9) Needles Overlook at Canyonlands
At first glimpse, it seems really odd to see a chain-link fence installed on the side of the mountain.
10) Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
These formations look like extra-terrestrial mushrooms poking out of the ground.
11) Monument Valley
The Milky Way looks more like a painting than a photograph.
12) Arches National Park
After a storm, the juxtaposition of the bright orange rock against the dull grey clouds is other-worldly.
13) Utah Field
This is what Utah would look like after an apocalypse.
14) Twitchell Canyon Fire
The Twitchell Canyon fire was started by lightning on July 20, 2010 burned 33,071 acres. This photo was taken by the International Space Station.
15) Spanish Fork
The photographer titled this photo, “It’s natural to be afraid.” I didn’t think it looked scary until I read the title, but now it strikes me as evil...
Which is your favorite here? Do you have a photo to share that’s so stunning it’s hard to believe it’s real? Share with us in the comments!