Imaggeo On Monday: Nature’s impressionist painting

Imaggeo On Monday: Nature’s impressionist painting
The image shows an incredible blend of colors in a natural cave in Kolob Canyons near Zion National Park, Utah. Formed by the oxidation of minerals lining the walls of the cave and snow melt, the sight feels like a natural inspiration for impressionist painting. This well-hidden gem is a lesser known treasure at the end of a hike in a lesser frequented part of the region near the more-famous Zion National Park.


Photo and caption by Siddhant Gupta, shared on


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