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Photographer's Note

The Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park covers over 93 thousand acres and full of amazing desert landscapes and huge amounts of petrified wood. The climate was once very different with distinct tropical wet and dry seasons. Flooding buried the trees in sandy rivers and volcanic ash added to this which aided the mineralization of the trees.
The wood of the buried trees was replaced with silica coloured with iron and manganese oxides. Although much of the petrified wood was removed many years ago before it became a National Monument (1906) there are still huge amounts visible. You can see some of the petrified wood near the FG. Perhaps you can also see two people walking.

I have already posted a close-up photo of a petrified tree here

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  • Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 0 N: 4741] (23019)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-05
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposition: f/11, 1/500 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2014-11-21 9:25
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