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Arches National Park: The national park lies atop an underground salt bed. Some 300 million years ago when a sea flowed into the region and eventually evaporated. Over millions of years, the salt bed was covered with residue from floods and winds and the oceans that came in intervals. Over time water seeped into the superficial cracks, joints, and folds of these layers. Ice formed in the fissures, expanding and putting pressure on surrounding rock, breaking off bits and pieces. Winds later cleaned out the loose particles. A series of free-standing fins and monoliths remained.

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  • Copyright: Chris Rullet (maggie1318) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 11] (217)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-05-06
  • Categories: Naturaleza
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2006-10-13 10:36
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