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Taken 24-May-13
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Petrified Forest 8, AZ

Petrified log cross section, Giant Log Trail, Painted Desert-Petrified Forest National Park, AZ. After these trees fell they were quickly covered in mud. Perhaps a massive flood is what toppled them in the first place, then carried them downstream where they formed a log jam and the flood quickly covered them with mud. As time went on, minerals from the mud gradually repaced the organic material. Different colors from from different minerals.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/20 @ 105 mm, 1/30, ISO 200, No Flash

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Keywords:AZ, American Southwest, Arizona, Dan Hartford Photo, Desert, Giant Logs Trail, Landscape, National Park, North America, Park, Petrified Forest NP, Petrified Wood, Rock Formation, Southwest, United States, 5d001-#2406

Petrified Forest 8, AZ