White Pocket

Uploaded: May 04, 2014 17:54:54 | Entered: May 31, 2016 21:49:52


Canon EF17-40mm,F22. 1/400
The White Pocket is an isolated, notoriously hard-to-reach patch of sandstone hidden within the desert expanse of Vermillion Cliffs National Monument near the Arizona/Utah border. It is considered a geological treasure. Only a year ago, White Pocket was relatively obscure, formerly known only by local ranchers and a handful of adventurous photographers. Today, White Pocket is on the bucket list of photographers and outdoor enthusiasts.


Colette M. Metcalf May 04, 2014

Wow! Beautiful, Terry!!! #1572086

Leslie McLain level-classic May 04, 2014

Fantastic capture, Terry. #11038801

Jeffrey R. Bange May 04, 2014

Absolutely breathtaking Terry, outstanding earth tones along with the beautiful clouds and sky put this gorgeous scenic right over the top. A definite winner in my books and one that I'm sure we will be seeing again real soon. #11038828

Ken Smith level-classic May 04, 2014

Ahhhh, you made it there. Did you have a guide or venture the sandy roads yourself? It's on my bucket list too. I'd love to camp there (if I only I camped), for sunrise/sunset. I bet the stars would be brilliant. Super work! #11038835

Terry Cervi level-deluxe May 04, 2014

Thanks so much, Colette, Leslie, Jeffrey and Ken. Ken, no we didn't have a guide, we made the trip in our off road package 4-wheel drive Silverado. We about bottomed out a few times as the ruts were deep and the sand was loaded with big rocks so the going was SLOW! Almost hit my head on the roof top a few times with the bouncing and the grip handle on the inside of my door had to be fixed when we got back as it came loose. LOL. But we made it. It was worth the rough ride. #11038840

Wm Nosal May 04, 2014

Beautiful, Terry!
Sounds Like Fun! #11038849

Katherine Kuhn May 04, 2014

Wow, Terry! This is just awesome! Spectacular lines, reflections, dramatic skies & color -- you have everything in this image, as well as quite the adventure! #11038866

Nadia Paul May 04, 2014

Wonderful textures contrasting beautifully with the cloudy sky - a stunning landscape Terry! #11038870

Tiia Vissak May 05, 2014

a cool view! #11038897

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe May 05, 2014

Great find, adventure and beautiful capture. #11038925

Avril Young May 05, 2014

sure will be another winner Terry, very striking capture.. #11038945

Ellen Hodges May 05, 2014

Absolute;y gorgeous and Wow and a fantastic story to go with it, Terry! Soooo well done and glad the weather cooperated, too!! #11038989

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic May 05, 2014

WOW Carol....this is a fabulous shot. Sure to see GOLD with this one. Outstanding and well worth the bumpy ride...that is for sure. #11039018

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic May 05, 2014

This shot was well worth the adventure. This has GOLD written all over it, Terry. Simply breathtaking. #11039176

Lindley Johnson level-classic May 05, 2014

Fantastic textures, composition, and contrasting colors, Terry. Sounds like quite an adventure, too! #11039214


Ohhh my Terry! What a fantastic find and presentation! Surely we will see this again, bet Ken will find a way to get there! :-)

jo ann c. #11039282

John Connolly May 05, 2014

What a beautiful place Terry! I can see why it is so popular! #11039326

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 05, 2014

Wonderful sandstone textures and dramatic sky! #11039388

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe May 05, 2014

Instant fave Terry, this just gave me goose bumps, absolutely breathtaking! I'm certain this holy grail of photo ops will earn you gold.
BTW, heading down to Buffalo Friday for a ladies day of shopping. Too bad I won't have time to take some spring photos. #11039425

Carol Quina level-classic May 05, 2014

Super capture! #11039601

Kathy Salerni level-classic May 06, 2014

When I first saw this image, I said Oh
Wow! out loud, Terry! Everyone has said it all including Winner! #11040198

Kathy Salerni level-classic May 06, 2014

When I first saw this image, I said Oh
Wow! out loud, Terry! Everyone has said it all including Winner! #11040199

Carol L. Fowler May 06, 2014

I have never heard of it, but now it's on my bucket list too! #11040285

Jill Odice level-classic May 07, 2014

Is this where The Wave is also? This ws so worth the wild ride you took to get there. Into my favorites as I will probably never get there to see it myself :-) #11041106

Terry Cervi level-deluxe May 07, 2014

Thanks so much everyone! Jill, yes The Wave is found in the northern section of Vermillion Cliffs. You need a permit to go in there and they only allow so many people per day. We couldn't get a permit but luckily, you don't need one to explore White Pocket. #11041145

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 07, 2014

Gorgeous capture of this fantastic landscape!

Debby #11041199

Lindley Johnson level-classic August 28, 2014

Congratulations again, Terry! #11118702

Wm Nosal August 28, 2014

Congratulations Again, Terry! #11119065

Emile Abbott level-classic August 28, 2014

Congrats on another great finalist. #11119104

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic August 28, 2014

I love this part of the country. Congratulations again on a wonderful finalist. #11119341

Nadia Paul August 28, 2014

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Terry! #11119544

Robert R. Goodman August 28, 2014

A big Congratulations my friend!!! #11119581

Carol Eade level-addict August 29, 2014 1

Awesome shot, Terry! Congratulations again. #11120601

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 30, 2016

Congrats on another stunning finalist, Terry! #11428477

Emile Abbott level-classic January 30, 2016

Great finalist Terry congratulations again my friend. #11428596

Jeffrey R. Bange January 30, 2016

Congratulations Terry, I knew we would be seeing this one again, good luck in the next round. #11428622

Guy D. Biechele level-classic January 30, 2016

Gorgeous landscape and capture! Congratulations, Terry. #11428692

frank w. degenhardt January 30, 2016

A beauty, so unique. Congratulations on the Finalist. #11428955

Lindley Johnson level-classic January 31, 2016

Congratulations on another gorgeous finalist, Terry. #11429063

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