Folded rock strata

Folded rock strata

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Credit: BERNHARD EDMAIER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Folded rock strata in the wall of a salt mine. The layers of rock have undergone plastic deformation. Forces within the Earth's crust have acted to warp and twist the coloured layers without causing a structural failure or faulting. Photographed in the Bavarian Alps, Germany.

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Keywords: bavarian alps, earth science, excavated, exposed, folded, folds, geography, geological, geology, germany, layered, layers, pattern, plastic deformation, rock strata, salt mine, tectonics, wall

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