2017-126: Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Badlands Mandalas

Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Badlands in New Mexico - source: HarshaJphotos.wordpress.com
Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Badlands in New Mexico – source: Harsha J Photos

This Week’s Theme: Rocks.

What a spectacular site that looks the set of a science fiction movie. In actuality we can see this outside of Farmington, New Mexico at the Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area as beautifully photographed here by Harsha Jayawardena, of Harsha J. Photos.

About this wilderness area, Harsha posted:

Don’t forget to visit the Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Area when visiting Bisti. This part of the badlands is between Chaco Canyon and Bistsi Wilderness. This area was made famous by the discovery of a specimen of a dinosaur from the late Cretaceous Period. The specimen was unearthed by Charles Sternberg and is now preserved at the Museum of Evolution in Uppsala Sweden. Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah is known for its yellow capped hoodoos.

About Harsha:

Harsha Jayawardena resides in Mason City, Iowa. Ever since his early childhood, Harsha has been interested in wildlife and nature. As a teenager, he began bird watching in his home country, Sri Lanka. Harsha got his first digital camera in 2005. Ever since then, his passion for photography has grown greatly. His main interest is bird photography, but he also enjoys photographing the beauty of nature and landscape.

View more of his stunning landscape photos from his New Mexico trip via his online SmugMug.com site.


“Amid all the revolutions of the globe, the economy of Nature has been uniform, … and her laws are the only things that have resisted the general movement. The rivers and the rocks, the seas and the continents, have been changed in all their parts; but the laws which direct those changes, and the rules to which they are subject, have remained invariably the same.” ~ John Playfair

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen

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