Painted Desert Inn, Texaco, Cafe, Building, SignsSedonaMission San Xavier Del BacMission San Xavier Del BacShiprock, Volcanic Throat, Home, House, building, Navajo Volcanic Field, Four Corners areaUrban Texture, Homes, Houses, Albuquerqueurban texture, Albuquerqueurban texture, AlbuquerqueDowntown Skyline, buildings, cityscape, palm trees, carssnow, stone fence, bench, overlook, treesBench, SnowCliff-hanging Architecture, ruin, cliffRanch, fence, desert, CameronRuin, Doorway, entrance, adobe brick, building
Shiprock, Volcanic Throat, Home, House, building, Navajo Volcanic Field, Four Corners area
Code Number:
CSZV01P07_12
Title:
Shiprock, Volcanic Throat, Home, House, building, Navajo Volcanic Field, Four Corners area
This iconic geoform rises 550 meters above the high-desert in the four corners region of New-Mexico. Because from a distance it appears to be a ship, it was named Shiprock. The Navajos call it TseŽ Bit'a'’, "rock with wings" or "winged rock".

Radiometric dating shows the age of this formation to have been created 27 million years ago. Erosion has left this formation which was the "throat" of a volcano.

Elevation: 2,188 meters (7,177 feet)
Prominence: 482 meters (1,583 feet)
Volcanic breccia and minette
Type of Rock: igneous
Age: 27 million years
First ascent: 1939 by David Brower, Raffi Bedayn, Bestor Robinson and John Dyer
Neck, Plug, :"Igneous Rock", San Juan County
Keywords:
Shiprock, Volcanic Throat, Breccia, Minette, Navajo Nation, San Juan County, Landmark, desert, outcrop, Dineh, San Juan County, Tse Bii Ndzisgaii, Navajo Nation, Dineh, Native American Indian, Arizona, Travel, Architecture, Scenics, Structure, Southwest
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

Royalty Free: Calculate Price

418 x 279 pixels This image size immediately available after purchase 7 PhotoPoints $21.00
1200 x 801 pixels This image size immediately available after purchase 16 PhotoPoints $48.00
2350 x 1569 pixels This image size available in 3 hours after purchase 49 PhotoPoints $147.00
5400 x 3605 pixels This image size available in 3 hours after purchase 88 PhotoPoints $264.00
Ultra Hi for larger output size, please call customer service 415-305-8909
Go to lightbox