The Watchman - Canvas by Nate Polta
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Limited Edition Canvas Prints only available for Black Friday & Cyber Monday. Photo taken by travel photographer, Nate Polta.
Location: Zion National Park
Date: June 2018
About the photo: One of the most iconic geological formations in Zion National Park, The Watchman, is pictured here with the virgin river flowing beneath.
Since the invention of the light bulb, humans have illuminated the night. Though convenient, the increase in artificial light has decreased the visibility of the night sky. Nearly two-thirds of Americans today live in an area where it is difficult to see the stars because of light pollution.
Humans are not the only creatures impacted by a brighter night sky. Nocturnal animals and insects rely on darkness to hunt or hide. Circadian rhythms of many plants and animals, including humans, are all negatively affected by light pollution. National parks are some of the few places left in the country to see dark skies, and many are working to protect this endangered resource. The Colorado Plateau Dark Skies Cooperative, a voluntary partnership of agencies, communities, and individuals, was formed in 2013 to celebrate and protect the exceptional night skies found in this region.
About the Canvas
- Finished Backing
- Corner Bumpers
- Metal Screw Fasteners
- Patented Design
- 1.25” Depth
- Artist Grade Canvas