This entry is in response to the WordPress Daily Post Photo Challenge: Out of this World.
I’ve visited some truly beautiful places on this earth. But some of them have made me feel like I’ve left our planet. Here are some photos of places I’ve been that have an alien type of beauty.
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Located off the beaten path in Idaho (if Idaho has a beaten path!) Craters of the Moon is the site of an ancient volcano. Windy and quiet, the lava flows and cinder cones give it a truly lunar feeling.
Great Salt Lake, Utah
We spent a night in Salt Lake City, Utah on our vacation route. Checking into our hotel just before sunset, we decided to take a short drive to see the Great Salt Lake. The “beach” of salty sand went on and on toward the horizon, with only a slim, shallow band of water visible in the distance. Although we were on the edge of the city, it felt like we were on another planet.
Haleakala National Park, Hawaii
I have never seen anything more desolate and other-worldly than this volcano on the island of Maui. Instead of joining the crowds that travel to the top for sunrise, we explored on our own during the day. Truly one of the most beautiful and incredible places I’ve ever seen.