By Stuart Gordon

The Painted Hills At Dawn

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 7D
State/Province/Region
OR
Country
US
Nearest Area
John day Fossil Beds national Monument
Town
Mitchell
Brief Directions

From Prineville head east toward the Idaho border and the town of Mitchell in Eastern Oregon. The painted Hills is part of the John day Fossil Bend National Monument.

Description

Wildflowers arrive in May, especially Golden Bees, painting the already colorful Painted Hills with bright yellow swatches. The Painted Hills were formed as a result of the buildup of ash from volcanic explosions in Eastern and Central Oregon over eons. The different colors banded in the smoothly molded hills represent different climatic changes over many millenia.

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Date Added
November 20, 2010
Date Taken
November 20, 2010

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