Where the Dinosaurs Roamed

November 11, 2015  •  19 Comments

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The De-Na-Zin Wildernes area is part of the Bisti Badlands in northwestern New Mexico. There are Hoodoos (rock columns with rocks on top), whole petrified trees lying on the ground, wildly sculpted barren landscapes, sparsely vegetated hills and valleys, and large vistas of multi-colored badlands under deep blue skies. Many dinosaur bones and complete skeletons have been found in the Bisti Badlands. The De-Na-Zin Wilderness area is one of the New Mexico's many natural wonders. According to the BLM webpage on Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, Bisti is derived from Navajo meaning “a large area of shale hills” and De-Na-Zin  are Navajo words for "Cranes".

 

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Hoodoos

 

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Petrified tree

 

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Barren, sculpted landscape

 

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Petrified trees

 

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Hoodoos that once supported a petrified tree. The petrified tree eventually fell apart, leaving the pedestals that had eroded under it.

 

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Saint Francis Rock. Some say this rock in the foreground looks like a statue of Saint Francis of Assisi.

 

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Teri Dashfield(non-registered)
Beautiful area!
T & L Photos
Thanks, Miz Shaaz! Anytime you want to come visit NM, we'll take you here, and to many other natural wonders in the state.
MizShaaz(non-registered)
Beautiful photo's WOW!! These are like the screen savers that comes with computers and I'm always wondering how anyone could go to such a place to take these photos.. I hope to visit this place one day, dinosaur bones and all... waayy cool..
T & L Photos
Thanks, Susan! We need to put together and outing next year.
Susan Brandt Graham Photography
Great images!! I need to go there!! :-)
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