The Badlands in Winter/ Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

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Remnants of a forest that is dated back to the Triassic Period, about 225 million years ago, are scattered all over the park. Visitors are strictly prohibited from taking pieces of fossilized wood as souvenirs and are subject to large fines if they do, but park employees estimate that about 12 tons of petrified wood is carried off every year nonetheless. Parts of the park are referred to as “The Painted Desert” because of the bands of colors that display geological eras. 


2 Comments on “The Badlands in Winter/ Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona”

  1. kathy70 says:

    Great photo’s. This is one of the places on my list to visit and your images make me want to do this even more so, thanks.


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