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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Valley of Fire

There are no words to describe the natural beauty of this colorful hill at the Valley of Fire in Nevada. This valley was once an ancient ocean dating back over 150 million years ago, today is Nature's masterful creation through the geological process of faulting and erosion through time. The vibrant colors rich in minerals and unique shapes makes it the perfect place to explore at sunset because the light illuminates the valley bringing out the texture and colors in the rocks.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2017
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Nevada, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Bachir Badaoui