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.


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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 1 month ago

How absolutely other worldly looking beautiful !

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Juwita Rima 1 month ago

beautiful! no more to say..

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Ged Maybury 1 month ago

I see bewbs. Bewbs!

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Skure 1 month ago

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

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Sreejith 1 month ago

this is more realistic than other pics

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Lila Truman 1 month ago

The skeleton trees tho

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Skure 1 month ago

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

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Ged Maybury 1 month ago

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

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Andrew Cas 1 month ago

Looks like the place is bleeding!

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