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Patternbank stumbled upon a collection of staggering images of the Zhangye Danxia landscape in China. The Geological Park in Gansu is a unique example of petrographic geomorphology, this vibrant landscape is the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits being layed down over 24 million years, creating a rainbow of strata. Natural conditions such as water flow fissures, errosion, oxidisation and tectonic plate movements all contribute to this astonishing multicoloured landscape.

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Image – Huffington Post

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Image – Huffington Post

 

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Image – Laboiteverte.f

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Image – Melinda Chan

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Image – Melinda Chan & top image

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Image – Laboiteverte.f

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Image – Xin Ran

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Image – Amos Chapple

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Image – Xin Ran

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Image – Xin Ran

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