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Desert Waterfall

Desert Waterfall

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Bill Dunford

Desert Waterfall
Although the deserts of Earth can look like Mars, reminders that the home planet is a unique oasis are everywhere. Here, a cloudburst passed over the desert at Dead Horse Point, Utah, then was gone within minutes. A surge of mud-red water pushed its way over the cliff side. Half an hour later the stream was dry again, but the entire countryside smelled like flowers for days afterwards.

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Original image data dated on or about July 16, 2008

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