Cottonwood trees and red sandstone in Coyote Gulch, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
© Stephen Matera/Tandem Stills + Motio
Coyote Gulch, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah, USA
Camouflaged in beautiful colours, the cottonwood tree in today's image might be playing peek-a-boo among the red sandstones of Coyote Gulch. Located in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in southern Utah, the canyon is painted reddish-orange by the presence of oxidising water and other fluids, and iron-filled minerals.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is a stunning natural wonder that encompasses over 5,000 square kilometres of diverse landscapes. Centred around the reservoir formed by the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River, this area boasts breathtaking red rock formations, deep canyons and shimmering waters.