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Photograph of the week: Monument Rocks, Kansas

In the middle a field in a remote area of Kansas, a series of large chalk formations rise from the ground. Surrounded by miles of flat farmland, Monument Rocks provide a striking contrast. On a hot summer day, the air lies still and heavy over the rocks. Low lying wildflowers provide occasional bursts of colour and the only sounds of life are the whirring grasshoppers that jump, startled, as you walk past. Thank you to Giselle Whiteaker of Giselle in Motion for permission to re-produce the image. If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Great picture. I love how it has the perfect setting of blue skies, white clouds and just the perfect angle. Well done…

  2. I like this photograph, it tells me something about Kansas that I did not know. Now I want to visit and see for myself. This is a stunning picture.

  3. Love the raw, austere beauty of this part of the world. The photo captures the mood of Monument Rocks perfectly. Makes me want to go back there.

  4. Giselle
    I love it. Illustrative of the Kansas environ, the words help me “be there” You’re a pro!

  5. Marvelous photo! Excellent composition. I particularly like the graduation of sky. I Look forward to seeing more of your work Giselle.

  6. Great photo Giselle! It has a beauty and grandeur all its own, accentuated by the contrast of earth and sky.

  7. Watching these monument rocks is a great experience in itself. Hardly anyone would like to miss the chance to see these rocks during their trip to Kansas.

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