If you ever want to experience Mars here on Earth, then you must pay a visit to Utah. The terrain consists of otherworldly landscapes, with red rocks, sweeping barren landscapes, plateaus, hoodoos, arches, and peaks. In fact, the state boasts 5 national parks. On this trip, we visited two of the National Parks: Bryce Canyon and Zion, as well as a National Monument called Cedar Breaks.
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Check out the Utah Behind the Scenes Video of ourphoto shoot.
Music Credit: Empire of the Sun "Alive" | All videos shot with iPhone 5 | Editing: iMovie
Be sure to check out Empire of the Sun's music video filmed in Bryce Canyon.
Photography points of Interest:
Bryce Canyon National Park (1:18)
A large National Park with a canyon filled with eroded rocks that form "hoodoos" which look like chimneys. The park features numerous well paved hiking trails where you can get up close and personal with the hoodoos. From above, the sight is spectacular especially considering that there are very few places in the world where you can view hoodoos, aside from Cappadocia Turkey and Alberta Canada. Bryce Canyon has the most abundant amount of hoodoos in the world.
Zion National Park (0:06)
This park is on the scale of Yosemite, but completely distinct. The park includes towering red peaks named after Biblical figures such as Isaac, Abraham, and Jacob with a river in the canyon called the Virgin River. The park also offers numerous hikes, from the steep and formidable Angels Landing, to the fun and refreshing River Walk through the Narrows. The day we arrived, it was about 100 degrees with thunderstorms, which made for interesting "cloudporn".
Cedar Breaks National Monument (0:40)
A Geological amphitheater over 10,000 ft in elevation. During the summer, the mountains are filled with wildflowers.
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