Brain Rocks Photo



Brain rocks.  Sandstone is curiously eroded through the forces water and wind acting over eons.  Cracks and joints arise when water freezes and expands repeatedly, braking apart the soft sandstone. North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA, natural history stock photograph, photo id 20750Add To Light Table
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Brain rocks. Sandstone is curiously eroded through the forces water and wind acting over eons. Cracks and joints arise when water freezes and expands repeatedly, braking apart the soft sandstone. North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA

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