Me & Meteor Crater

I’ve come out from behind my lens! This is me at Meteor Crater, a well preserved meteorite impact site here in Arizona. You get there by traveling along Route 66 between Flagstaff and Winslow. I haven’t been there since I was a child. It’s really quite amazing. More photos from this site will follow during this week, continuing my recent astronomical-themed photos. I swear I’ll return to Phoenix eventually.

Me & Media Crater

8 Responses to “Me & Media Crater”


  1. 1 Strangetastes

    Wonderful shot with a good sense of scale. I’ve seen Meteor Crater a couple of times from the air but have not visited on the ground. I’m reading Bill Bryson’s fascinating “A Short History of Nearly Everything,” which gives a detailed and frightening description of what would happen if such a meteor struck Earth today. You definitely don’t want to be in the neighborhood.

  2. 2 Curly

    That’s an awesome crater Cheryl.

  3. 3 slinger

    Now this is a photo subject I’m going to enjoy. Since a child, this is part of my favorite subject to learn about, space and everything about it. Looking forward to the rest of this photo set.

  4. 4 Verdi

    Wow! I love stuff like that and thinking about how it got that way.

  5. 5 Cheryl Colan

    Ooh, Slinger. I was going to move on and get back to Phoenix, but I’ll post some more crater photos for you first. Don’t be discouraged by Meteor City – I’ll return to the crater tomorrow!

  6. 6 Robert Croma

    Great shot. This just fills me with awe! Sort of knocks things into perspective. More of this please…

  7. 7 Greg

    Wow – great shot of amazing landscape

  8. 8 Phoenix

    I’ve never seen the crater in that perspective. You can hike to the bottom can’t you?

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