Natural Layers

Challenge #168 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge, show us interesting examples of layers or strata in nature. This might be sedimentary layers in rocks, laid down over millions of years, and seen by us now because of erosion. It might be close-up pictures of fruit, vegetables or seeds, with their protective hard outer layers, another softer layer beneath the skin then the fruit pulp within. Perhaps a tree has fallen, and you've captured the cross-section of the trunk, with its many layers of growth and bark. Evidence of man, or man-made objects should be minimal. Macro and close-ups welcome. Size: 1,600px on the entry's longer side.
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erosion layers in antelope canyon, arizona
Layers of Time
Antelope Canyon
layers of feathers
Sunset on Fortress Cliff
Petra rock layers
Red cabbage, cross-section
Bryce Canyon
Valley of Fire layered rock formation
Sandstone layers
petra rock layers 2
Rock layers, As Catedrais, Galicia
Minerals
3D layers
John Day Fossil Bed
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Cross-Section of Land & Water
Layers of Tree Bark
Freshly Peeled Corn
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