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Polychrome sandstone -Tony Kuyper is a photographer working on the Colorado Plateau in the southwestern United States, "Melting Colors"

Astrophotographer Mike Killian took this stunning photo from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida Aug. 24, 2012.

Funny pictures about Nighttime Space Shuttle Launch. Oh, and cool pics about Nighttime Space Shuttle Launch. Also, Nighttime Space Shuttle Launch photos.

Moqui Marbles, naturally occurring iron oxide concretions that arise from navajo sandstone.  Address: Utah 84737  Amazing Geologist

Moqui Marbles, naturally occurring iron oxide concretions that arise from navajo sandstone. Very prevalent in the Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument - wonderful shapes and color.

By slicing rocks very thin and using special filters, geologists can turn a drab-looking rock sample into a slice of color. These photographs zoom in on tiny sections of rock just a few millimeters across. The images can tell geologists about the formation and composition of a rock, or, as Italian geoscientist Bernardo Cesare discovered, they can provide a palette for artistic beauty.

Gallery: Hidden Rainbows in Ordinary Rocks

Microscopic view of garnet peridotite. Amazing colors and patterns - looks like stained glass but abstract - I'd like to use this is in a rug! From Alpe Arami, Switzerland.

Vermilion by Sean Bagshaw on 500px

Sean Bagshaw photgraphy never fails to inspire aw in nature. Patterns in sandstone. Nature photography by Sean Bagshaw.

April 1975  "The company's [Kennecott Copper] mineral bull's-eye in the Oquirrh Mountains stretches two and a half miles wide and more than half a mile deep - the nation's largest open-pit copper mine, and its most productive."  From article  Utah's Shining Oasis by Charles McCarry, photographs by James L. Amos

Utah’s Shining Oasis. “The company’s [Kennecott Copper] mineral bull’s-eye in the Oquirrh Mountains stretches two and a half miles wide and more than half a mile deep - the nation’s largest open-pit copper mine, and its most productive.

snail shells

Polymitas snails of Cuba. This unique tree snail is only found on the easternmost province of Oriente on the island of Cuba. So rare it is now considered endangered.

Phoenix desert

9 Picture-Perfect Gardens Around the World

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona Rarely do we think of “botanical” and “desert” in the same phrase. For more than 70 years, the Desert Botanical Garden has shown the world the unique beauty of dry terrain.

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Natural Wonders, Volcano, Mountain

prach afbeelding, vakantie, zandsteen Golven in de Coyote Buttes North, Verenigde Staten

Sandstone Waves, Coyote Buttes North, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona/Utah border by Justin Reznick