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a dry riverbed
December 17, 2015

Dry Run

“While flying in a small plane near the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona,” writes Your Shot member Aya Okawa, “we passed over the Puerco River, and I was fascinated by the colorful patterns and shapes created in the dry [riverbed]. It was October, so what little brush was around had lovely yellow leaves, and the sunrise illuminated the colors and cast stark shadows.”

Okawa’s shot was recently featured in the Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Aya Okawa, National Geographic Your Shot
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