13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ancient Deposits

The Painted Hills of John Day Fossil Beds in central Oregon, were formed by deposits in an ancient floodplain. Scientific research and geological studies are dependent on the preservation of this pristine area.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Mitchell, Oregon, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800E
Copyright: © Aidan Sellars