El Malpais - a waterpocket filled with water

This is a photo of a waterpocket filled with water.

Detailed Description

This view in at the Sandstone Bluffs Overlook area shows a waterpocket filled with water in the shade of the cliff. The pools are also called potholes or tinajas. Summer monsoonal thunderstorms create pools in the sandstone that host spadefoot toad tadpoles, tadpole shrimp, fairy shrimp, and other aquatic invertebrates (Graham, 2003; NPS, 2009d).


Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

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Location Taken: US