Foo dog / Dragon Hoodoo along the Waterfall - Mossy Cave Trail - Bryce Canyon National Park

My friend's son is 7 years old and participated in the National Park Junior Ranger Program. In addition to completing tasks in the workbook, the program required that the Junior Ranger attend at least one event. Van Lathen decided on this Mossy Cave hike. I actually enjoyed the event and learned several things from the Volunteer Ranger who led the event.


Chinese guardian lions, known as Shishi (Chinese: 石獅; pinyin: shíshī; literally "stone lion") or Imperial guardian lion, and often called "Foo Dogs" or "Fu Dogs" in the West, are a common representation of the lion in pre-modern China. Wikipedia


We went on a camping and hiking trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park.



  • JaneJHJ 3y

  • Laura Beth Drilling 3y

    NICE! I have looked at this thing for so long and never in a million years saw a dragon, but now that you point it out-- i totally do and that's awesome.
  • Al_HikesAZ 3y

    Chinese Dragon on Chinese New Years :) with firecrackers going off everywhere
  • Karen Mallonee 3y

    awesome pov, lighting & comp
  • JLS Photography - Alaska 3y

    Excellent capture. Beautiful comp. - color - and light.
    Seen in Outdoor Photographer Magazine (Unofficial) .
  • Buck--Fever 3y

    This is even better.
  • Al_HikesAZ 3y

    Dana - Rangers recon'd Keet Seel and will open it up for us Saturday if the monsoons hold off. Otherwise we were heading for The Blue to scout bear. Driving up early tomorrow to the Rez.
  • picqero 3y

    What an amazing formation!
  • Zachary Gertsch 3y

    that is a sweet-lookin' rock formation, and it looks great with the backlighting
  • KCDFoto 3y

    Awesome picture. Love the color
  • Ron Hay 3y

    Wonderful image. Congratulations
  • Oliver 2y

    wonderful !

    ~~~ seen in the *GreatPixGallery 10 ~~~
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Taken on June 30, 2012
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