I’ve said it before, but I cannot stress enough that Craters of the Moon National Monument is like no other place I have ever been. The landscapes are breathtaking, stark, yet so filled with detail from the past that it is hard to wrap your head around what you are looking at. You have no choice but to focus in on very small portions of your surroundings. This photo is of one of many lava fields throughout the National Monument. The rocks were created thousands of years ago as the molten lava oozed and moved across the landscape, cooling and solidifying into unique, sharp, angular yet puffy shapes that now look like statues in the wilderness. Despite the hostility and permanence that the rocks seemingly exude, they are actually quite fragile and are constantly being reshaped by the wind that incessantly blows across the lava. I can’t wait to go back and take more photos of this incredible landscape soon.