December 16, 2009

Painted Desert Views

I had earlier blogged about the awe inspiring Painted Desert in Arizona. I hadn't written much about the experience of my visit to this wonderfully serene location. Scientists have estimated that the Painted desert was formed due to the action of wind and running water about 200 million years ago when Arizona was an inland basin near sea level. The colors are due to the different layers of sediments deposited by the water which brought along different minerals and chemicals with its flow. Apart from being a beautiful location appealing for tourists, hikers, nature lovers, and others, this national park is a great resource for remains of pre-historic animals and plants. Here are some more images of the fantastic desert national park.
Painted Desert images

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