Monument Valley Cowboy

This picture was taken this morning at John Ford Point in Monument Valley, Arizona. This young cowboy, apparently in the employ of the Navajo Tribal Park, came down on his horse and posed out on the point. I wish I hadn't seen him checking his smart phone on the way down. Still, it was a nice prop provided by the park, and certainly adds to the image. Monument Valley is a stunningly beautiful place, that doesn't feel over developed or over crowded. It's my third time there, and by far the best weather we've experienced, with pleasant temperature, beautiful clouds and, blissfully, no howling winds. I plan on coming back again, just because I enjoy the experience so much.


Other pictures taken in our Red Rock Country trip can be seen here.

  • Laurie2123 PRO 3y

    Beautiful, Bill.
  • Ashley Holmes 3y

    What a picture! (Marlborough Country?)
  • David Min PRO 3y

    Awesome image !
  • Brian Wilson PRO 3y

    Iconic image Bill, well done. It's on my to do list!!!
  • Roy Ellis PRO 3y

    great idea by the Park for photographers ... hopefully we'll not have to pay extra for the privilege in the future ...
  • Ed Leckert PRO 3y

    Well done, Bill!
  • wbirt1 PRO 3y

    The cowboy and his horse certainly add a nice touch to the gorgeous scenery. The red coat really catches the eye!
  • Glenn Stuart 3y

    Fantastic capture!!
  • evy2010 3y

    Stunning and iconic! I think he's waiting for John Wayne.
  • Bob Callebert 3y

    Nice that he's got a red jacket on. The scenery is amazing, big sky country.
  • Amanda White PRO 3y

    Straight out of a movie!
  • Mattijs PRO 3y

    You are right! I also have plans to go back there! So enormous, such fantastic rock formations!
    The cowboy is a perfect finishing touch, you are a lucky man!
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Taken on October 10, 2012
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