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Mudcracks in a streambed near San Ysidro, NM

Image taken: 09/01/2014
by: Adam Read
© 2014

Longitude: -106.797799
Latitude: 35.557777
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

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Mudcracks are frequently seen in ephemeral streams when they dry out after heavy rains. Mudcracks can also be found in much older rocks. This illustrates the principle of uniformitarianism, often summarized as "the present is the key to the past".

Image posted: 12-17-2021