The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located in Arizona, United States, near its northern border with Utah. The formation is well–known among hikers and photographers for its colorful, undulating forms and the difficult hike required to reach it. Due to the fragile nature of the formation and the large number of people wishing to visit it, a daily lottery system is used to dispense only ten next–day permits.
Thin ridges created by the erosion of differentially cemented, large-scale eolian cross bedding within Navajo sandstone
By Alex Proimos from Sydney, Australia – Paria Canyon – Coyote Buttes – Wave – Vermilion Cliffs (Permit Required to View this Area), CC BY 2.0, Link
Photo: Greg Mote/Flickr