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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Arizona Petrified Forest Nation Park Logs Rising from Millions of Years of Volcanic Ash

The Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona desert is a home for many petrified trees that were formed millions of years ago. Once buried under the volcanic ash and mud, this giant log has gone through a marvelous transformation process to become crystallized. The log was broken into a number of pieces, nesting in the Arizona sand dunes. In another million year, I wonder what it will become?

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Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Petrified Forest, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © Lena Shey