Devils Tower National Monument, WY Photos

Devils Tower National Monument is a basalt column rising from the prairie. Native Americans had the legend that the distinct vertical lines from top to bottom were caused by the claws of a giant bear.

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Landscape of Devils Tower National Monument. WY.Devils Tower. WY.Devils Tower above pines. WY.Basalt columns of Devils Tower National Monument. WY.
Landscape of Devils Tower National Monument. WY.Devils Tower. WY.Devils Tower above pines. WY.Basalt columns of Devils Tower National Monument. WY.
Looking up square rock columns of Devils Tower. WY.Rock formation details of Devils Tower. WY.Devils Tower framed by pine tree. WY.Curved columns of Devils Tower. WY.
Looking up square rock columns of Devils Tower. WY.Rock formation details of Devils Tower. WY.Devils Tower framed by pine tree. WY.Curved columns of Devils Tower. WY.
Subtle colors of Devils Tower. WY.Exterior columns fall away to reveal clean columns underneath Devils Tower. WY.Colors of columns at Devils Tower. WY.Indian legend of how Devils Tower got its vertical "claw marks" as ancient giant bear climbed the rock on painting by Herbert A. Collins. WY.
Subtle colors of Devils Tower. WY.Exterior columns fall away to reveal clean columns underneath Devils Tower. WY.Colors of columns at Devils Tower. WY.Indian legend of how Devils Tower got its vertical "claw marks" as ancient giant bear climbed the rock on painting (1936) by Herbert A. Collins. WY.
Endangered Blacktail Prairie Dog at Devils Tower National Monument. WY.Preening Blacktail Prairie Dog at Devils Tower. WY.Blacktail Prairie Dog sticks head from burrow at Devils Tower. WY.
Endangered Blacktail Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) at Devils Tower National Monument. WY.Preening Blacktail Prairie Dog at Devils Tower. WY.Blacktail Prairie Dog sticks head from burrow at Devils Tower. WY.

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