I have seen many photos of this location and I wanted to see it for myself. I asked Carl, my very helpful guide, if we could make it to Teardrop Arch. He said no problem! It is interesting because you drive away from Monument Valley for about 4 or 5 miles to a nearby Mesa which looks back east. The drive also includes some good sandy washes that you go through as you climb up to the top of the mesa. As I was setting up to take this shot the clouds had shaded most of the area, including the view through the arch. I waited and was hoping for light to catch the distant buttes of Monument Valley. My wait was rewarded as I was able to capture the sunlight hitting some of the more well known features in the distance. In the center of the background you can see "The King on his Throne", "The Stagecoach", and the "Rabbit and the Bear" features. I was also fortunate to have some beautiful skies for this photograph. I shot this with my 70-200mm lens at 22 looking through the arch trying to get maximum clarity in the foreground arch and distant monuments.