Picture of the Day

Exfoliating Granite

January 21, 2021   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2021-01-21
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here is an example of exfoliating granite in Deadman Gulch, an arid part of the foothills of Boulder County, Colorado. Exfoliating granite means that layers of granite fall off the rock due to thermal and ice stress. This picture was taken on January 13, 2021.

Equipment used: Canon EOS Rebel T5i with a standard zoom lens (EF-S 18-55 mm).

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos