Approaching Buddha

We took a few days to visit southern Utah to meet up with family a few weeks ago- what a beautiful road trip!  As we drove along south of Moab we noticed what appeared to be a huge rock Buddha in the distance. The sky was darkening as rain clouds formed ahead, but the “Buddha” sat in a patch of light. I took several shots through the windshield before it disappeared from view.

A little while later we could see that we were approaching the Buddha- or maybe it looked like a huge beehive?

As we drove by, the huge rock seemed to change shape, and no longer looked like a Buddha at all. Maybe a landlocked ship? Or an alien craft? All photos were taken through the car window as we whizzed by.