Travelling Australia
Painted Desert
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Outcrop eroding as the white clay exposed to weathering is being removed; vertical channels left by running water after the last heavy rain mark the face. The people in the foreground are standing on a similar outcrop; at their feet are shattered remnants of the silcrete cap formerly protecting the clay from erosion.
11 June 2009, Painted Desert, Mt Batterbee, 27° 53' 44"S, 134° 51' 10"E, 196 metres elevation. SA.