14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Rock formations at Carpenteria State Beach, CA

I was struck at how powerful tar is. The underground tar deposits caused the Earth's crust to jutt up in a fascinating spectacle of geological proportions, as seen here in this photo. I returned with a Groucho Marx costume and fixed up one of the rocks!

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Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Carpenteria, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Robert Binnie