Alluvial Fan

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© Bob Wall

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Not an "alien" landscape. Somewhere over the Arizona or Nevada desert while flying home from Miami.

From Wikipedia - A bajada consists of a series of coalescing alluvial fans along a mountain front. These fan-shaped deposits form from the deposition of sediment within a stream onto flat land at the base of a mountain. The usage of the term in landscape description or geomorphology derives from the Spanish word bajada, generally having the sense of "descent" or "inclination".

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  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (11 Sep 2019):

    That makes an excellent landscape pattern in nature!!! It reminds me of metallic material formed into crevices!

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