Download Cracked MudDownloadDescription: Red cracked mud at the bottom of Ubehebe Crater in Death Valley, California. This picture makes an excellent cracked mud texture, and was used to texture the upper part of Africa on the cover of the NAP publication "Understanding Climate's Influence on Human Evolution."

Download Moving Rock 2DownloadDescription: On the clay flats of the racetrack, a dry lakebed in Death Valley, California, there are large rocks which mysteriously move around when it rains and the mud is wet, leaving trails in the cracked clay. This is one such rock, with its track visible behind it.

Download White OutcropDownloadDescription: A convoluted white limestone outcrop protruding from the wall of the ubehebe crater in Death Valley, California.

Download Gray BouldersDownloadDescription: One edge of the rock outcrop rising from the dried clay of the racetrack, a dry lakebed in Death Valley California.

Download Red Rock MesaDownloadDescription: A red mesa in the Mojave Desert, California, with interesting white strata in the rock outcrops. This picture was submitted by Rickard Olsson, and is used with permission.

Download Grotto Canyon 4DownloadDescription: A rock face high on the canyon wall in Grotto Canyon in Death Valley California.

Download Grotto Canyon 3DownloadDescription: A narrow gap between two rock faces in Grotto Canyon in Death Valley California.

Download Egg RockDownloadDescription: An egg-shaped rock, part of the rock outcrop rising from the dried clay in the racetrack, a dry lakebed in Death Valley California.

Download Black Rock IslandDownloadDescription: View from above of the rock outcrop in the middle of the racetrack, a dry lake bed in Death Valley, California.

Download Two Rounded Rock OutcropsDownloadDescription: Two large rounded gray rock outcrops, part of an island of rock sitting in the middle of the dried mud flats called the "Racetrack" in Death Valley. The rocks are spotted with lichen, and small scraggley bushes grow at their feet.

Download Rock OutcropDownloadDescription: A large lumpy gray outcropping of rock, sitting in the middle of the mud flats at the bottom of the dried lake bed known as the "Racetrack" in Death Valley. Small tufts of grass grow below the bulbous protrusions of lichen-spotted rock.

Download Red Rock HillsideDownloadDescription: The wrinkly sides of this low hill of red rock in the Mojave Desert slope down to the rocky desert ground. At the feet of the hill, low green bushes are clustered. The corrugations in the stone form fascinating patterns, warped by weathering and the passage of centuries.

Download Steeply Angled SandstoneDownloadDescription: A beautiful red and beige outcrop of sandstone, jutting at a steep angle from the desert ground. The deep ridges formed by the weathering of sandstone layers are sharply tilted. Presumably the sandstone was folded by the forces that extruded it above the earth. The rough edges of stone stripes form stark shadows in the late afternoon sun.

Download Red Sandstone RidgeDownloadDescription: The sides of this rough sandstone ridge have a wrinkled appearance, as the layers of sandstone were warped over time by strong geological forces. The resulting surface is striped in burnt red and light tan, with deep corrugations caused by weathering. Seen in a warm afternoong sunlight, this colorful rock formation has rich detail and beautiful earth tones.

Download Red Rock FaceDownloadDescription: A red striped sandstone formation in the Mojave Desert. This is a medium-close view of the side of the cliff in afternoon sunlight. The red and tan layers of sandstone are tilted at a steep angle by geological forces, making a wrinkled surface clearly outlined by shadow.

Download Moving Rock 3DownloadDescription: On the clay flats of the racetrack, a dry lakebed in Death Valley, California, there are large rocks which mysteriously move around when it rains and the mud is wet, leaving trails in the cracked clay. This is one such rock, with its track visible in front of it.

Download Grotto Canyon 1DownloadDescription: The view through a narrow crack between two rock walls in Grotto Canyon in Death Valley, California.

Download Moving Rock 1DownloadDescription: On the clay flats of the racetrack, a dry lakebed in Death Valley, California, there are large rocks which mysteriously move around when it rains and the mud is wet, leaving trails in the cracked clay. This is one such rock, with its track visible behind it.

Download Grotto Canyon 2DownloadDescription: A notch in the rock where water flows through at the end of Grotto Canyon in Death Valley, California.

These are pictures of rocks and rock formations in the desert, many of them taken in Death Valley California.

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Pictures of Rocks - desert rock formations, rock outcroppings, sandstone cliffs, boulders - these rock pictures are free to use and modify for any purpose.

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