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About this photograph

Margery H. Freeman
Date created
August 1978
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
This photograph copyright ©1978. All Rights Reserved

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Pinnacle shaped land formations in Bryce Canyon, Utah

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These pinnacle shaped land formations are called hoodoos and are found in Bryce Canyon National Park. Formed of sedimentary rock, slightly acidic rain water has washed away the limestone and “frost wedging” cracks the the rock. In this photograph, the hoodoos are colored tan, terracotta, and white. Trees dot the hillside below.