Without a frame of reference you might think they are remarkable but small, noteworthy but only moderate in size. Yet take a look at the tent and the people in the right hand corner of the photograph and you realise that they are – quite simply – enormous. They range between 30 and 42 meters in height (98 – 137 feet).
Nature the artist – with its collaborators frost, wind and time – has created this immense installation but has left scientists guessing. Some think that they are buttes, which are formed by erosion. The Manpupuner are then a harder rock type overlying a more fragile or less hardy rock type. While this is the most likely answer they look to my junior high school geologist’s eyes like volcanic plugs, the landform created when magma hardens within a vent on an active volcano.
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