13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Desert Wrinkles as seen from a plane over Western Australia
Flying from Perth to Broome in Western Australia is like flying over the surface of Mars and I find myself captivated by the vivid expressions of the underlying geology. The rocks that underly this desert date back as far as 2.9 billion years - some of the oldest rocks on earth. Structures like these wrinkles betray its turbulent and tectonic prehistory, now preserved by the stasis of this huge continent.
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||Nov. 26, 2015, 3:42 p.m.
||Canon EOS 7D