Balanced Rocks in Arizona, USA

Balanced Rocks in Arizona, USA

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Credit: JAMES STEINBERG/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: This stack of rocks in Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona, appears to have been carefully arranged, rather than occurring naturally by erosion working on rocks of varying hardness. Softer material has been removed by erosion and has left this stack.

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