Surrounded by colorful hilly terrain on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Utah stretched the picturesque Arizona Volna.Takoe place on our planet is only one - and it is unique. Hugo Martin of the Los Angeles Times once said, "You can not call myself a landscape photographer, if you do not have at least one photo Waves."
Wave (The Wave) - sandstone rock formation located in the United States on the Colorado Plateau. This place is known among travelers and photographers thanks to its colorful, hilly and rough forms of "tours" on the road to get to it.
A wave consists of a Navajo sandstone, which about 190 million years. Scientists studying the wave of, say, the old sand dunes turned to centuries of hard rock, consisting of vertical and horizontal layers. A further erosion of wind and rain created a spectacular landscape, which can be seen today.
Waves of soft sandstone is very fragile, so you need to move very carefully so as not to break the small ridges.
In order to preserve this wonderful monument of nature, visit the Arizona waves are strictly regulated. Access - no more than 20 people a day.
The only way to preserve the fragile structure of sand waves from the crowds of tourists that could one day make it into the dust of history.
Ten of the twenty-daily invitations are available in advance in accordance with the online lottery, which takes place four months before the appointed day visit. The remaining ten are available (also by lottery) one day before the scheduled tour to the west of Highway 89 Page, Arizona. Raffle permits held at 9 am.
A good time for photographing the Wave is the hour of noon, and before and after, because at this time in the center there are no shadows.
The wave is particularly well known among European tourists - in part because it appeared in Faszination Natur - Seven Seasons, the German documentary, filmed in the 1990s.
The most popular seasons for visits to the Wave are spring and autumn.
Find Arizona Desert Wave is not easy. To maintain the integrity of natural ecosystems, there is no paved roads.
A traveler who decides to visit the Wave, to be ready for the rigors of the desert under the blinding hot sun. There are often strong winds blow, and there are sand storms. When choosing a route travelers typically guided by landmarks. But many of them are often lost in the wilderness, and not finding the way to the Wave.