San Juan River Goosenecks

Description: Why is this Utah state park called Goosenecks?

When a river cuts deep through rock and the elevation (up above, when this all started millions of years ago) doesn’t change a lot, the river will meander.

In this case, the bends in the river look like the crooked neck of a goose when it is at rest.

Geology rocks!

Location: Goosenecks State Park, Utah, USA, North America

Camera: Canon EOS R5 & 24-105mm L lens

Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email)

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