Hoodoo

Hoodoo

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Credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hoodoo. A hoodoo is a erosional feature that formed as the result of differential erosion of unconsolidated sediments. The pillar is capped by a piece of rock that protects it from erosion. The unprotected material is eroded by occasional heavy rains, gradually forming a spire. Photographed in Guelmamet, Sahara Desert, southern Algeria.

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Keywords: africa, african, algeria, algerian, arid, differential erosion, eroded, erosion, geographical, geography, geological, geology, geomorphology, guelmamet, hoodoo, landform, physical, pillar, pinnacle, rock, sahara desert, sandstone, sedimentary, spire

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