Earth is amazing. It's full of incredible places and creatures. The Painted Dunes (near the Cinder Cone) of the Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of those unbelievable and unique spots that look like they belong in a fairytale or on an Avatar-like planet.

Lassen Volcanic National Park is a United States National Park that can be found in northeastern California. Lassen's volcanic domes began to erupt about 825,000 years ago and currently, the area sleeps. That doesn't mean that the volcanoes are not active though - steam vents, boiling springs, and bubbling mudpots are proof that the volcanic center still smolders.

Lassen Volcanic National Park is unique in a way that all four types of volcanoes found in the world (shield, composite, cinder cone, and plug dome) are found at Lassen Volcanic.

The Painted Dunes are multi-colored fields formed by oxidation of volcanic ash.

Take a look at some of the incredible images of The Painted Dunes below.

More info: nps.gov

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Nancy E
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3 years ago

How absolutely other worldly looking beautiful !

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Juwita Rima
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3 years ago

beautiful! no more to say..

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Ged Maybury
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3 years ago

I see bewbs. Bewbs!

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Skure
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3 years ago

Looks like a photo with way much effects.... Nice!

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Sreejith
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3 years ago

this is more realistic than other pics

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Lila Truman
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3 years ago

The skeleton trees tho

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Skure
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3 years ago

Man don't need LSD... Just take a glance on this photo

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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Serene shapes, but with such a violent genesis. It's a wonderful, terrifying world.

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Andrew Cas
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3 years ago

Looks like the place is bleeding!

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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
3 years ago

Notice the dried lava flow across the top left of this photo. Wow.

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Skure
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3 years ago

Why does this photo remind me of D-12 & Eminem video "Purple Hills"?

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Marzo Florida
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3 years ago

Correct me if Im wrong but I think thats white sand

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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Low sun, deep shadows, and the trees finally take the limelight.

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Ged Maybury
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3 years ago

Like human skin. I keep thinking I can ever see that fine hair on it that women have.

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Marzo Florida
Community Member
3 years ago

Gorgeous view

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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Same exact location as the previous one, but a very different colour treatment. Different camera? Different time of day? Or some post-production effects? I'd love to know.

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Skure
Community Member
3 years ago

Trippy

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Marzo Florida
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3 years ago

Is that water in the background?! Its unrealisticly blue!

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Marzo Florida
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3 years ago

Is that where the lava flowed? O.o

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