14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Geological Drama, writ miniature.

The impressive formations of the Painted Desert exist on all scales- this dramatic erosion was barely chest high, yet was a perfect miniaturization of the park's famous landscapes. I noticed it because I was on a bicycle; it would have been overlooked in a car.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Petrified Forest, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 5s
Copyright: © Luke R