Praying Monk

On Camelback mountain there is a stone formation called “the praying monk” that resembles a person kneeling in prayer. Do you see it?

Praying Monk

5 Responses to “Praying Monk”


  1. 1 Robert

    I think I do! Presuming, that is, the main central rock area is the face? And the hands are on the right? Or am I hopelessly wrong?

  2. 2 Cheryl Colan

    Think smaller, Robert. You can see his head bent in prayer, his back and his shoulders, as though he’s kneeling on the side of the mountain. But you can’t see his hands. He’s just above one of the trees on the left side of the road. I wish I could have gotten a better shot, but the trees are completely in the way from just about every other angle on this street. I’ll go and get a proper shot of him one of these days.

  3. 3 Robert

    I see him! What was I thinking (in fact, what was I seeing!!). Now that you’ve pointed it out it seems perfectly obvious. I wonder who came up with the name.

  4. 4 Baruch

    Great pic – love the colour of the mountain. And I can see the praying monk, thanks to your “think smaller” comment :)

  5. 5 pat

    I usually see the monk from the north side. This is a nice angle too.

    I put a link to all the arizona daily photos on my blog – LivingInTheEastValley.com.

    i just started Chandler Daily photo and I plan to visit your blog often.

    thanks, Pat

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