16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

This is a formation made up of 60 years' worth of layered volcanic ash at the Capelinhos, located on the Azorean island of Faial. I found it while hiking off-trail, exploring the ashy dunes that are shaped by a fierce wind off the ocean.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Capelo, Portugal
Camera: Pixel 2
Copyright: © Kelly Watts