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Sutter Buttes

Posted by Juan Profile 11/27/17 at 01:09PM Share Photography See more by Juan

Sometimes called the “smallest mountain range in the world,” the Sutter Buttes rise almost 610 meters (2,000 feet) above the flat agricultural fields of the Great Valley of central California. The Sutter Buttes are remnants of a volcano that was active approximately 1.6 to 1.4 million years ago during the Pleistocene Epoch. The central core of the Buttes is characterized by lava domes—piles of viscous lava that erupted onto the surface and were built higher with each successive layer. Today, these lava domes form the high central hills of the Buttes; shadows cast by the hills are visible at image center.

Date Taken: 11-20-17 4:44
Photographer: Juan Cortez
Place: Sutter Buttes
D810, Nikon 24-70mm f/11 exposure 1/30 sec, ISO-64 Exposure program: Manual, Adobe Photoshop CC 2015

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