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Melting Ridge

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 14 July 2018 in Landscape & Rural.

A million years ago this gorge was a lakebed. Material washed into the lake from the surrounding mountains filling the lakebed to a depth of around 1,400 feet (427 meters). The rising mountains caused the lake to drain into the Colorado River system. The climate became much less humid and erosion began slowly working on the bentonite when it rained.

Cathedral Gorge
Eastern Nevada, USA
Part of the Great American West series

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

An amazing image of erosion with an illuminating writeup.

14 Jul 2018 5:19am

badtgv from provence, France


14 Jul 2018 5:21am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Sous cet angle, c'est vraiment impressionnant et magnifique.
Bonne journée Steve

14 Jul 2018 5:44am

Devi from Chennai, India

Looks amazing from far..
Thank you for the very enlightening info.
Have a nice weekend Steve :)

14 Jul 2018 5:44am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The erosion is strong.

14 Jul 2018 5:47am

yoshimiparis from France

the angle of view gives a perspective of grandeur to this beautiful landscape

14 Jul 2018 5:58am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Beautiful lines.

14 Jul 2018 6:40am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique ce paysage

14 Jul 2018 7:29am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Quelle belle prise !

14 Jul 2018 7:35am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful capture of this spectacular landscape !

14 Jul 2018 7:44am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb landscape!

14 Jul 2018 8:35am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great view !

14 Jul 2018 9:46am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent light in this great landscape.

14 Jul 2018 10:08am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


14 Jul 2018 11:18am

Don from Spokane, United States

This is a fine lsndscape that shows the result of erosion. Excellent photo qualities.

14 Jul 2018 12:46pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

such a lovely landscape despite it's barren feel

14 Jul 2018 1:40pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Lovely use of light/shadow. I love the patterns on the hills.

14 Jul 2018 2:06pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Si charmant endroit...

14 Jul 2018 2:46pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Amazing landscape !!

14 Jul 2018 2:53pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

an amazing image and interesting info

14 Jul 2018 4:51pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique roche et lignée et la largeur du site sueprbe.

14 Jul 2018 9:43pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

The things that happen in nature never fail to amaze me. Cool shot and interesting info.

14 Jul 2018 9:51pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Such an interesting history of how these rock formations developed. Beautiful color and textures in this image!

14 Jul 2018 11:30pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing landscape. Excellent light and shadows. :)

15 Jul 2018 6:21pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Something crawling through the desert there

16 Jul 2018 6:04pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !!!!!!!!!!!!

16 Jul 2018 8:45pm