Vertical columns of volcanic rock at Devils Postpile National Monument

vertical columns of volcanic rock at Devils Postpile National Monument

Detailed Description

Vertical columns of basaltic volcanic rock at Devils Postpile National Monument are formed when a think lava flows slowly cools. The vertical columns are a reflection of stress and shrinkage of the rock as it cools.

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Image Dimensions: 2816 x 2112

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