Sailing stone, Racetrack Playa, USA

Sailing stone, Racetrack Playa, USA

E147/0146 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 16.6MB

Downloadable file size: 1.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: STEVE TAYLOR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sailing stone on Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, USA. The "sailing stones" are large rocks at the end of long tracks of the mud floor of the playa. The stones have long puzzled geologists. Recent research suggests that a water- saturated surface of a thin layer of clay and very strong winds combine to move the rocks, some of which weigh several dozen kilograms. The rocks originate from the steep slopes surrounding the basin.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: american, arid habitat, california, cracked, cracking, cracks, death valley, death valley national park, drought, geological, geology, heat, mud flats, racetrack playa, rock, sailing stone, stones, united states, us, usa

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.