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Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 22 July 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

No, it's the Painted Cove Trail. You can walk among, but not on, the colorful mounds.

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
Painted Hills Unit
Part of The Great American West series.

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Veronique from France, Switzerland

great view with the trees in the back ground

22 Jul 2012 7:03am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . $hhhh . . they said not to $ay ! . .

22 Jul 2012 7:44am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful view. Nice textures. Great shot. :)

22 Jul 2012 8:31am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

des courbes fascinantes !!!:)

22 Jul 2012 8:58am

Nicole from Aix en Provence, France

impressionnant !
Very impressive!

22 Jul 2012 9:18am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Wunderbare Aufnahme.

22 Jul 2012 9:58am

Grandoude from Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France

Are there trees on Mars?
Nice framing that lets the eye roam all around the picture!

22 Jul 2012 10:04am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran


22 Jul 2012 10:36am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Still an amazing opportunity to show off these wonderful landscape detail shots.

22 Jul 2012 3:10pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Amazing . Superb composition ;

22 Jul 2012 3:33pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

this is exactly where I live, did you go in Arizona... well blended natural colors...

22 Jul 2012 4:27pm

@Sue-Ann: Eastern Oregon.

Diana from Olympia, United States

Nice view, well captured

22 Jul 2012 6:13pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Why one can not walk there, to protect the site? Impressive landscape with fabulous colors contasts !!!

22 Jul 2012 9:14pm

@Baldwin VW: Footprints would destroy the delicate surface and would probably lead to erosion. However, in the larger landscape, you can see game trails probably made by deer.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I love the curves and colors.

22 Jul 2012 9:51pm

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

Interesting terrain.

23 Jul 2012 2:20am

Basile Pesso from Paris, City of Aminus, France

So soft !

23 Jul 2012 7:51am

k@ from Paris, France

Wonderful series, Steve, shapes & colors !

24 Jul 2012 7:27am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

The change in colour is so delineated... fascinating.

25 Jul 2012 5:53pm

Kiki from Ambert, Auvergne, France

Extraordinary your series but I stop on this one, we would believe the leather of an animal !

31 Jul 2012 5:41pm