POTD October 25, 2016: Yant Flat, Washington County

Yant Flat, Washington County

Photographer: Gregg Beukelman © 2016

Above the Virgin River valley, evening sun strikes outcrops of the Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone. Weathering patterns and alternating bands of chemically oxidized (red) and reduced (white) mineral cements combine to produce interesting patterns of texture and color.