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A landform, known as the Wave, at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
April 14, 2012

Petrified Sand Dunes, Arizona

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Sinuous lines of color swirl through the Wave, the most famous landform at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Flash floods carved this passage through petrified sand dunes, exposing the iron-rich bands.

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Photograph by Richard Barnes, National Geographic
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