Shutterbug Photo of the Day: “The Wave” by Rick Bergstrom

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day by Rick Bergstrom is an artistic study of color and form. The time worn rocks, worn down by the elements, have assumed a smooth wave formation.

“Located in the North Coyote Buttes Wilderness Area on the Utah/Arizona border, 'The Wave' is a world famous sandstone formation reached after a three mile scramble across slickrock sandstone, deep sand, and aggressive cactus," writes Bergstrom. "Only twenty visitors per day are allowed to venture out across the unmarked route. No matter how many images one has seen of The Wave, nothing compares to being there to capture your own interpretation of this iconic formation."

This image was captured with a Nikon D800 and a Nikon 16-35mm at 16mm, f/8, 1/200 and ISO 100.

See a larger version of the photo in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day gallery here.

If you want to enter Shutterbug Photo of the Day, post an image in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day Gallery and include your real name and some background on the image (how and where it was shot; the story behind the image; gear and settings used etc.) in the description field to qualify.

We will select one Shutterbug Photo of the Day image every month to run as a full-page feature in the magazine.