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Sands of Time
Photograph by Frans Lanting

Some 180 million years ago, they were massive dunes formed from the sandy sediments of the eroding Appalachians, then repeatedly submerged by inland seas. Today, the sandstone layers of Coyote Buttes offer geologists a history book of the early Jurassic period.

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