Valley of Fire photo exhibit at Las Vegas Springs Preserve through April 30 (CityLife)

Photograph Copyright © Nicholas A. PricePhotographer Nicholas Price divines the Valley of Fire

Anyone who has ever visited Valley of Fire State Park, located 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas, understands the strange power the red sandstone formations, which have existed since the age of dinosaurs, might have upon the imaginations of artists.

Walking among the shattered walls of ancient dunes, one feels transported to another planet — Mars, perhaps — where the sudden appearance of an alien robot or a hungry Tyrannosaurus rex would be shocking, maybe, but not entirely surprising. After all, Valley of Fire simmers with cosmic majesty, making the Strip look puny and forced by comparison.

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