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Star trails and alpenglow on the Sierra Nevada, Paiute Peak, before sunrise, reflected in North Lake in the Sierra Nevada, Bishop Creek Canyon Sierra Nevada Mountains Devil's Postpile, a spectacular example of columnar basalt.  Once molten and under great pressure underground, the lava that makes up Devil's Postpile cooled evenly and slowly, contracting and fracturing into polygonal-sided columns.  The age of the formation is estimated between 100 and 700 thousand years old.  Sometime after the basalt columns formed, a glacier passed over the formation, cutting and polishing the tops of the columns.  The columns have from three to seven sides, varying because of differences in how quickly portions of the lava cooled, Devils Postpile National Monument, California Devil's Postpile, a spectacular example of columnar basalt.  Once molten and under great pressure underground, the lava that makes up Devil's Postpile cooled evenly and slowly, contracting and fracturing into polygonal-sided columns.  The age of the formation is estimated between 100 and 700 thousand years old.  Sometime after the basalt columns formed, a glacier passed over the formation, cutting and polishing the tops of the columns.  The columns have from three to seven sides, varying because of differences in how quickly portions of the lava cooled, Devils Postpile National Monument, California
Star trails and alpenglow on the Sierra Nevada, Paiute Peak, before sunrise, reflected in North Lake in the Sierra Nevada.
Image ID: 26053  
Location: Bishop Creek Canyon Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA
 
Devil's Postpile, a spectacular example of columnar basalt. Once molten and under great pressure underground, the lava that makes up Devil's Postpile cooled evenly and slowly, contracting and fracturing into polygonal-sided columns. The age of the formation is estimated between 100 and 700 thousand years old. Sometime after the basalt columns formed, a glacier passed over the formation, cutting and polishing the tops of the columns. The columns have from three to seven sides, varying because of differences in how quickly portions of the lava cooled.
Image ID: 23266  
Location: Devils Postpile National Monument, California, USA
 
Devil's Postpile, a spectacular example of columnar basalt. Once molten and under great pressure underground, the lava that makes up Devil's Postpile cooled evenly and slowly, contracting and fracturing into polygonal-sided columns. The age of the formation is estimated between 100 and 700 thousand years old. Sometime after the basalt columns formed, a glacier passed over the formation, cutting and polishing the tops of the columns. The columns have from three to seven sides, varying because of differences in how quickly portions of the lava cooled.
Image ID: 23267  
Location: Devils Postpile National Monument, California, USA
 
Devil's Postpile, a spectacular example of columnar basalt.  Once molten and under great pressure underground, the lava that makes up Devil's Postpile cooled evenly and slowly, contracting and fracturing into polygonal-sided columns.  The age of the formation is estimated between 100 and 700 thousand years old.  Sometime after the basalt columns formed, a glacier passed over the formation, cutting and polishing the tops of the columns.  The columns have from three to seven sides, varying because of differences in how quickly portions of the lava cooled, Devils Postpile National Monument, California Aspens turn yellow in autumn, changing color alongside the south fork of Bishop Creek at sunset, Populus tremuloides, Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains Sky Rock petroglyphs and storm clouds over the Eastern Sierran Nevada, near Bishop, California.  Hidden atop an enormous boulder in the Volcanic Tablelands lies Sky Rock, a set of petroglyphs that face the sky.  These superb examples of native American petroglyph artwork are thought to be Paiute in origin, but little is known about them This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Devil's Postpile, a spectacular example of columnar basalt. Once molten and under great pressure underground, the lava that makes up Devil's Postpile cooled evenly and slowly, contracting and fracturing into polygonal-sided columns. The age of the formation is estimated between 100 and 700 thousand years old. Sometime after the basalt columns formed, a glacier passed over the formation, cutting and polishing the tops of the columns. The columns have from three to seven sides, varying because of differences in how quickly portions of the lava cooled.
Image ID: 23285  
Location: Devils Postpile National Monument, California, USA
 
Aspens turn yellow in autumn, changing color alongside the south fork of Bishop Creek at sunset.
Image ID: 23329  
Species: Aspen, Populus tremuloides
Location: Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA
 
Sky Rock petroglyphs and storm clouds over the Eastern Sierran Nevada, near Bishop, California. Hidden atop an enormous boulder in the Volcanic Tablelands lies Sky Rock, a set of petroglyphs that face the sky. These superb examples of native American petroglyph artwork are thought to be Paiute in origin, but little is known about them.
Image ID: 27001  
Location: Bishop, California, USA
 
North Lake lit by alpenglow before sunrise, a three frame panorama, with groves of yellow and orange aspen trees on the side of Paiute Peak, Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains
North Lake lit by alpenglow before sunrise, a three frame panorama, with groves of yellow and orange aspen trees on the side of Paiute Peak.
Image ID: 23336  
Location: Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 2991 x 8972
 
Sunrise and storm clouds over Convict Lake and Laurel Mountain, Eastern Sierra Nevada Mammoth Peak over Tuolumne Meadows, Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park Bear Creek Spire over Marsh Lake at Sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest, Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest
Sunrise and storm clouds over Convict Lake and Laurel Mountain, Eastern Sierra Nevada.
Image ID: 26858  
Location: California, USA
 
Mammoth Peak over Tuolumne Meadows, Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park.
Image ID: 28511  
Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Bear Creek Spire over Marsh Lake at Sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest.
Image ID: 31167  
Location: Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest, California, USA
 
Bear Creek Spire over Marsh Lake at Sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest, Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest Bear Creek Spire over Marsh Lake at Sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest, Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest Bear Creek Spire over Heart Lake at Sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest, Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest
Bear Creek Spire over Marsh Lake at Sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest.
Image ID: 31168  
Location: Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest, California, USA
 
Bear Creek Spire over Marsh Lake at Sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest.
Image ID: 31169  
Location: Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest, California, USA
 
Bear Creek Spire over Heart Lake at Sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest.
Image ID: 31170  
Location: Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest, California, USA
 
Meadow and Sierra Nevada peak Bear Creek Spire at sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest, Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest Bear Creek Spire over Long Lake at Sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest, Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest Panorama of Bear Creek Spire over Long Lake at Sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest, Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest
Meadow and Sierra Nevada peak Bear Creek Spire at sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest.
Image ID: 31171  
Location: Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest, California, USA
 
Bear Creek Spire over Long Lake at Sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest.
Image ID: 31172  
Location: Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest, California, USA
 
Panorama of Bear Creek Spire over Long Lake at Sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest.
Image ID: 31174  
Location: Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest, California, USA
 
Panorama of Long Lake at Sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest, Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest
Panorama of Long Lake at Sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest.
Image ID: 31175  
Location: Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 6804 x 22088
 
Panorama of Box Lake, morning, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest, Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest
Panorama of Box Lake, morning, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest.
Image ID: 31178  
Location: Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 4029 x 14311
 
Panorama of Box Lake, morning, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest, Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest
Panorama of Box Lake, morning, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest.
Image ID: 31179  
Location: Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 5764 x 20753
 
Panoramic Photo of Crystal Lake, Mammoth Lakes, Inyo National Forest
Panoramic Photo of Crystal Lake, Mammoth Lakes, Inyo National Forest.
Image ID: 31188  
Location: Mammoth Lakes, Inyo National Forest, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 5659 x 19050
 
Panoramic Photo of Lake George, Mammoth Lakes, Inyo National Forest
Panoramic Photo of Lake George, Mammoth Lakes, Inyo National Forest.
Image ID: 31189  
Location: Mammoth Lakes, Inyo National Forest, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 5772 x 15775
 
View from Summit of Mount Hoffmann, Ten Lakes Basin at lower left, looking northeast toward remote northern reaches of Yosemite National Park, panorama
View from Summit of Mount Hoffmann, Ten Lakes Basin at lower left, looking northeast toward remote northern reaches of Yosemite National Park, panorama.
Image ID: 31190  
Location: Mount Hoffmann, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 5623 x 13269
 
Half Dome and Cloud's Rest from Summit of Mount Hoffmann, sunset, panorama, Yosemite National Park, California View from Summit of Mount Hoffmann, Ten Lakes Basin at lower left, looking northeast toward remote northern reaches of Yosemite National Park Grasses and false summit of Mount Hoffmann, Yosemite National Park, California
Half Dome and Cloud's Rest from Summit of Mount Hoffmann, sunset, panorama.
Image ID: 31191  
Location: Mount Hoffmann, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
View from Summit of Mount Hoffmann, Ten Lakes Basin at lower left, looking northeast toward remote northern reaches of Yosemite National Park.
Image ID: 31193  
Location: Mount Hoffmann, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Grasses and false summit of Mount Hoffmann.
Image ID: 31198  
Location: Mount Hoffmann, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
View from Summit of Mount Hoffmann, Ten Lakes Basin at lower left, looking northeast toward remote northern reaches of Yosemite National Park, panorama
View from Summit of Mount Hoffmann, Ten Lakes Basin at lower left, looking northeast toward remote northern reaches of Yosemite National Park, panorama.
Image ID: 31192  
Location: Mount Hoffmann, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 5677 x 13143
 
View from Summit of Mount Hoffmann, Ten Lakes Basin at lower left, looking northeast toward remote northern reaches of Yosemite National Park, panorama
View from Summit of Mount Hoffmann, Ten Lakes Basin at lower left, looking northeast toward remote northern reaches of Yosemite National Park, panorama.
Image ID: 31194  
Location: Mount Hoffmann, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 6109 x 16400
 
Half Dome and Cloud's Rest from Summit of Mount Hoffmann, sunset, panorama, Yosemite National Park, California
Half Dome and Cloud's Rest from Summit of Mount Hoffmann, sunset, panorama.
Image ID: 31195  
Location: Mount Hoffmann, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 4435 x 12539
 
May Lake from Summit of Mount Hoffmann, sunset, viewed toward northeast including Tuolumne Meadows, panorama, Yosemite National Park
May Lake from Summit of Mount Hoffmann, sunset, viewed toward northeast including Tuolumne Meadows, panorama, Yosemite National Park.
Image ID: 31196  
Location: Mount Hoffmann, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 5749 x 16494
 
May Lake from Summit of Mount Hoffmann, sunset, viewed toward northeast including Tuolumne Meadows, panorama, Yosemite National Park
May Lake from Summit of Mount Hoffmann, sunset, viewed toward northeast including Tuolumne Meadows, panorama, Yosemite National Park.
Image ID: 31197  
Location: Mount Hoffmann, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 596 x 1831
 


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