Many Thanks to Xeno for this Brilliant Post! Enjoy.
Just as I was thinking, “Okay Life, show me something interesting,” I discovered this place. While there is clearly color enhancement going on in many photos, the underlying colors are there, making these mountains amazing … and fair game for photo apps that increase saturation of colors. Are they real??
I think so. I’ve added a map below and some information from Forbes, which in my experience is generally better than other web sites at not falling for scams. They had this to say:
The Rainbow Mountains of China within the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park are a geological wonder of the world. These famous Chinese mountains are known for their otherworldly colors that mimic a rainbow painted over the tops of rolling mountains. …
The red coloring is due to an iron oxide coating and cementation, also known as hematite (Fe2O3), between the sandstone grains….
oxidized limonite or goethite…
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