Thursday, November 17, 2016
Verging on the Surreal
Photos of Goblin Valley in Utah have a tendency to verge on the surreal. In fact, this location has been used in major motion pictures such as Galaxy Quest (1999) to represent another world. Goblin Valley has also been the scene of a recent controversy regarding some vandalism when a visitor pushed over one of the formations and documented the destruction on YouTube. Fortunately, the perpetrator was arrested and later convicted. The incident highlights the delicate balance between allowing free access to such natural wonders and the damage done by that access.