13 September 2009

Danxia Landform

This unique geological phenomenon, known as a Danxia Landform, can be seen in several places in China. This example is located in Zhangye, Gansu Province. The color is a result of millions of years of accumulated red sandstone and other sediments which have dried and oxidized.

One wonders whether this is an HDR image, which would accentuate the color saturation; in any case it is a spectacular scene.


  1. Is that for real? I must take your word for it. Astounding!

  2. It does seem enhanced. Blue like that is not a color one sees often in rocks. It does exist in stones like lapis tho, so... we may never know!

  3. Hi! :)agree, i think it was a bit enhanced too. I've seen this link: http://www.travelnut.me/zhangye-danxia-landform, I haven't seen the blue colored rock in here. However, the rock formation is really really really unbelievable! :)

    1. Thanks for the link, anonymous person. I had forgotten about this post, so I've updated it by enlarging the photo.


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