Death Valley National Park, California, Forces of Nature, Cracks, Mudcracks, Mud Cracks, Cracked Mud, photo

Forces of Nature

Death Valley National Park, California

Fine Art Limited Edition of 50

Mudcracks (also known as desiccation cracks, mud cracks or cracked mud) are sedimentary structures formed as muddy sediment dries and contracts. Crack formation also occurs in clay-bearing soils as a result of a reduction in water content. Naturally forming mudcracks start as wet, muddy sediment dries up and contracts. A strain is developed because the top layer shrinks while the material below stays the same size. When this strain becomes large enough, channel cracks form in the dried-up surface to relieve the strain. Individual cracks spread and join up, forming a polygonal, interconnected network. These cracks may later be filled with sediment and form casts over the base. Photo © copyright by Max Foster

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Gallery Ultra | Lumachrome TruLife® Acrylic Print | Ready to Hang

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