Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Emily Murphy

In northwest New Mexico, millions of years ago, volcanic eruptions spewed ash, pumice, and tuff in layers 1000 feet thick. Boulders protected the softer rock below, and over eons the weather eroded the rock into teepee or tent-like formations that are stunning. Here, a tree struggles to survive an environment that is both harsh and achingly beautiful.

Location: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, NM


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