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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Painted Hills of Oregon

Listed as one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon, the Painted Hills are one of three units in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Their name is derived from the colorful layers of its hills corresponding to various geographical eras, formed when the area was an ancient river floodplain.

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Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Mitchell, Oregon, United States of America
Copyright: © Claudia Cooper