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Sailing stone on the Death Valley Racetrack playa.  The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud.  The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter, Death Valley National Park, California A sliding rock of the Racetrack Playa.  The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud.  The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter, Death Valley National Park, California Sailing stone on the Death Valley Racetrack playa.  The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud.  The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter, Death Valley National Park, California
Sailing stone on the Death Valley Racetrack playa. The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud. The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter.
Image ID: 25321  
Location: Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
A sliding rock of the Racetrack Playa. The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud. The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter.
Image ID: 25325  
Location: Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Sailing stone on the Death Valley Racetrack playa. The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud. The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter.
Image ID: 25329  
Location: Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Striated sandstone formations, layers showing eons of geologic history, Valley of Fire State Park Sandstone striations and butte, dawn, Valley of Fire State Park This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Animal tracks in sand, Valley of Fire State Park
Striated sandstone formations, layers showing eons of geologic history.
Image ID: 26476  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
Sandstone striations and butte, dawn.
Image ID: 26477  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
Animal tracks in sand.
Image ID: 26478  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
Striated sandstone formations, layers showing eons of geologic history, Valley of Fire State Park Setting moon over natural sandstone arch, sunrise, Valley of Fire State Park Sandstone ridges and fins, in the White Domes section of Valley of Fire State Park
Striated sandstone formations, layers showing eons of geologic history.
Image ID: 26479  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
Setting moon over natural sandstone arch, sunrise.
Image ID: 26481  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
Sandstone ridges and fins, in the White Domes section of Valley of Fire State Park.
Image ID: 26482  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
Mobius Arch panorama, with Mount Whitney (the tallest peak in the continental United States), Lone Pine Peak and Sierra Nevada Range framed within the arch. Mobius Arch is a 17-foot-wide natural rock arch in the scenic Alabama Hills Recreational Area near Lone Pine, California Sunrise on the Racetrack Playa. The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud. The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter, Death Valley National Park, California Sandstone details, red rocks, Valley of Fire, Valley of Fire State Park
Mobius Arch panorama, with Mount Whitney (the tallest peak in the continental United States), Lone Pine Peak and Sierra Nevada Range framed within the arch. Mobius Arch is a 17-foot-wide natural rock arch in the scenic Alabama Hills Recreational Area near Lone Pine, California.
Image ID: 26971  
Location: Alabama Hills Recreational Area, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 5968 x 10510
 
Sunrise on the Racetrack Playa. The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud. The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter.
Image ID: 27699  
Location: Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Sandstone details, red rocks, Valley of Fire.
Image ID: 28447  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
The Fire Wave at night, lit by the light of the moon, Valley of Fire State Park This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Elephant arch and stars at night, moonlight, Valley of Fire State Park This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. The Fire Wave by Moonlight, stars and the night sky, Valley of Fire State Park
The Fire Wave at night, lit by the light of the moon.
Image ID: 28434  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
Elephant arch and stars at night, moonlight, Valley of Fire State Park.
Image ID: 28438  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
The Fire Wave by Moonlight, stars and the night sky, Valley of Fire State Park.
Image ID: 28439  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
Pano dimensions: 4140 x 7360
 
Exuberant hiker atop the Fire Wave, at night, stars and the evening sky, Valley of Fire State Park Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time.  Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona Hiker in Buckskin Gulch.  A hiker considers the towering walls and narrow passageway of Buckskin Gulch, a dramatic slot canyon forged by centuries of erosion through sandstone.  Buckskin Gulch is the worlds longest accessible slot canyon, running from the Paria River toward the Colorado River.  Flash flooding is a serious danger in the narrows where there is no escape, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Exuberant hiker atop the Fire Wave, at night, stars and the evening sky.
Image ID: 28450  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
Sandstone "fins", eroded striations that depict how sandstone -- ancient compressed sand -- was laid down in layers over time. Now exposed, the layer erode at different rates, forming delicate "fins" that stretch for long distances.
Image ID: 26644  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Hiker in Buckskin Gulch. A hiker considers the towering walls and narrow passageway of Buckskin Gulch, a dramatic slot canyon forged by centuries of erosion through sandstone. Buckskin Gulch is the worlds longest accessible slot canyon, running from the Paria River toward the Colorado River. Flash flooding is a serious danger in the narrows where there is no escape.
Image ID: 20716  
Location: Buckskin Gulch, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA
 
Lower Antelope Canyon, a deep, narrow and spectacular slot canyon lying on Navajo Tribal lands near Page, Arizona, Navajo Tribal Lands Mobius Arch at sunrise, framing snow dusted Lone Pine Peak and the Sierra Nevada Range in the background. Also known as Galen's Arch, Mobius Arch is found in the Alabama Hills Recreational Area near Lone Pine This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Sunrise on the Racetrack Playa. The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud. The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter, Death Valley National Park, California
Lower Antelope Canyon, a deep, narrow and spectacular slot canyon lying on Navajo Tribal lands near Page, Arizona.
Image ID: 26684  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Mobius Arch at sunrise, framing snow dusted Lone Pine Peak and the Sierra Nevada Range in the background. Also known as Galen's Arch, Mobius Arch is found in the Alabama Hills Recreational Area near Lone Pine.
Image ID: 27622  
Location: Alabama Hills Recreational Area, California, USA
 
Sunrise on the Racetrack Playa. The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud. The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter.
Image ID: 27696  
Location: Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Light Beam in Upper Antelope Slot Canyon.  Thin shafts of light briefly penetrate the convoluted narrows of Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, sending piercing beams through the sandstone maze to the sand floor below, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona Light Beam in Upper Antelope Slot Canyon.  Thin shafts of light briefly penetrate the convoluted narrows of Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, sending piercing beams through the sandstone maze to the sand floor below, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona The Wave in the North Coyote Buttes, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah. The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Light Beam in Upper Antelope Slot Canyon. Thin shafts of light briefly penetrate the convoluted narrows of Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, sending piercing beams through the sandstone maze to the sand floor below.
Image ID: 28563  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Light Beam in Upper Antelope Slot Canyon. Thin shafts of light briefly penetrate the convoluted narrows of Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, sending piercing beams through the sandstone maze to the sand floor below.
Image ID: 28566  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
The Wave in the North Coyote Buttes, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah. The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only.
Image ID: 28600  
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA
 
Canyoneering, hiking and exploring in Antelope Canyon slot canyon, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona Toadstool Hoodoos near the Paria Rimrocks, Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, Utah Lower Antelope Canyon, a deep, narrow and spectacular slot canyon lying on Navajo Tribal lands near Page, Arizona, Navajo Tribal Lands
Canyoneering, hiking and exploring in Antelope Canyon slot canyon.
Image ID: 26612  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Toadstool Hoodoos near the Paria Rimrocks.
Image ID: 26631  
Location: Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA
 
Lower Antelope Canyon, a deep, narrow and spectacular slot canyon lying on Navajo Tribal lands near Page, Arizona.
Image ID: 26657  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Turret Arch at sunset, winter, Arches National Park, Utah The Second Wave at sunset.  The Second Wave, a curiously-shaped sandstone swirl, takes on rich warm tones and dramatic shadowed textures at sunset.  Set in the North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah, the Second Wave is characterized by striations revealing layers of sedimentary deposits, a visible historical record depicting eons of submarine geology, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness
Turret Arch at sunset, winter.
Image ID: 18146  
Location: Turret Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, USA
 
The Second Wave at sunset. The Second Wave, a curiously-shaped sandstone swirl, takes on rich warm tones and dramatic shadowed textures at sunset. Set in the North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah, the Second Wave is characterized by striations revealing layers of sedimentary deposits, a visible historical record depicting eons of submarine geology.
Image ID: 20613  
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA
 
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