Painted Hills

Photograph by Michael Klaas.

Photography contest, finalist in the “Minerals” category.

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Painted Hills – exposed strata of geological eras when this section of Central Oregon was a river floodplain. Colors are formed by layers of volcanic deposits that fell from eruptions in the Cascade Range 35 million years ago. John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon.