Posted by: Sahasi | December 15, 2009

Painted Desert and Petrified Forest in Arizona

Arizona in the US is quite similar in terrain to the cold Himalayan desert region of Ladakh in India. One national park I particularly liked in Arizona is the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest national park. This is one place where nature’s beauty and power of transformation along with the human destruction can be seen vividly. The park features colorful hills formed by flooding, then we can see trees turned into stone of myriad colors and textures. Then lastly we can also see how humans have destroyed several of the natural heritage by cutting them and carting them off for private and commercial uses.

Colorful hills in the Painted desert

Cross section of a petrified wood block

Blocks of petrified wood strewn around in the desert

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