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Almost one-third of American potatoes are grown in the Snake River Plain, a belt of low-lying land in the southern part of the state.
Over millions of years, the mighty river carved through old sedimentary rocks even as the landmass was rising.
Dark, flat-topped mesas stand out amid the surrounding lighter-toned landscape in northwest Sudan.
The fertile flood plains around the San Miguel River are conducive to maize and other agricultural production.
Vibrant leaf color in northeast New York has not disappointed leaf-peepers.
A decades-long eruption created this long strip of basalt in the desert in New Mexico.
On the final day of summer, much of the region’s vegetation had already turned from green to autumnal brown and gold.
Fluvial floodplains are a common source of sand, so dune fields often form immediately downwind of them.
In southwest Iceland, in early August 2022, another volcanic eruption began on a fissure swarm that last year awakened from nearly a millennia of quiet.
The McKinney Fire—California’s largest so far in 2022—left a vast burn scar on the landscape, while nearby fires filled the air with smoke.
Dust rich in salt often streams from dry mud flats on Mar Chiquita in Argentina.
Zion National Park is home to scenic cliffs, slot canyons, protected wilderness areas, endangered species, and archaeological sites.
From soaked to dry, the variable state of U.S. soils has implications for farmers and crop production.
Low Sun angles help reveal the three dimensions of a landscape.