This was taken, near sunset, just a short walk from my residence. No, I do not reside where the desert meets the sea or anywhere near the coast.
This is from the series, Illusions. As a rule, I don't reveal where I get things like this, but it was NOT during a recent trek through the arctic. To read a vignette for this image, see here.
This was NOT carved by some great ancient waterfall pouring down these rugged cliffs from a now barren highland plateau (although water erosion surely had some part in its formation).