Colorful Clay Beds

Once again I had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite places in the Coyote Buttes of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Northern Arizona.  These clay beds get their color from minerals leeching through the porous Chinle Clay Bed layer.









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  1. Surely this is a moonscape or something! 🙂

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  2. These are simply stunning natural art!

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  3. The vermilion cliffs look like the backs of lizaards! How beautiful they are.


  4. Thank you Michael for sharing with us these beauty. I have always wondered about these colors, now I know.


  5. Reblogged this on Vietnam Travel & Trade Portal.


  6. Wow, beautiful colors. The fine details makes it hard to tell the scale in the first two images. Could be aerial photos of a huge mountain range!

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  7. Breathtaking… I’ve visited AZ several times and wonder how did I miss this place…. thanks for sharing.


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