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"Lava" by Justin Reznik

Once the lava cools we tend to pass it by, but I was amazed at the intricacy and patterns within. This 10 foot section over the lava tube was by far the most fascinating section I came across. Lava by Justin Reznick.Dis s beauty

Floris Van Breugel

Sights on our Grand Canyon, Southwest Loop Tour. Sensationally twisted sandstone curves of Arizona's famous "wave" formation in the Coyote Buttes area, seen under partly cloudy skies.

Iceland courtesy of amazing geologist

Colorful Columnar Basalt on the Icelandic Coast. Photo by Kayla Stevenson. Check out her related photos for some great columnar basalt shorelines.

By slicing rocks very thin and using special filters, geologists can turn a drab-looking rock sample into a slice of color. These photographs zoom in on tiny sections of rock just a few millimeters across. The images can tell geologists about the formation and composition of a rock, or, as Italian geoscientist Bernardo Cesare discovered, they can provide a palette for artistic beauty.

Gallery: Hidden Rainbows in Ordinary Rocks

Microscopic view of garnet peridotite. Amazing colors and patterns - looks like stained glass but abstract - I'd like to use this is in a rug! From Alpe Arami, Switzerland.

Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, China's Rainbow Rocks

China's Rainbow Rocks - The incredible colours of those rocks resulted in millions of years of orogenic movement, structural deformations, water flow fissures and oxidization.

Morning sunlight reaches the crest of the Fire Wave in Valley of Fire State Park near Las Vegas, Nevada.

Morning sunlight reaches the crest of the Fire Wave in Valley of Fire State Park near Las Vegas, Nevada. - We just went there last fall but I didn't see this rock, guess we have to go back.

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MATIÈRE / Volcano Lava - natural textures & sculptural surface pattern inspiration for design; art in nature

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Sunrise over Llanganuco Valley, Cordillera Blanca, Peru by Eric Hodges (Beauty Landscapes Wanderlust)