Erosion at work

Friends, the clay layers are carved by water on this hillside.  The inverted v formations result from water flowing downhill.  When meeting resistance the flow slows and forms new channels to continue to flow downhill. The badlands are constantly being washed away downstream so get your photos while you can.  They say that one inch/ year is being removed by water.  til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on March 22, 2012, in Badlands, Nature and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great photo. So much colour in nature. We are waiting for the winter to pull back for a couple more weeks before any photos like this are possible around here.
    Gerry

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