17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Naturally Colored Clay

The Paint Mines are named for their colorful clays that were collected by American Indians to make paint. It has evidence of human life as far back as 9,000 years ago.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Calhan, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 8
Copyright: © Z-Ean Chung