Yes, we had a hard time believing that this insane mountain formation was actually real, because we haven't fallen down the rabbit hole. But, believe it or not, this technicolor range actually exists.
The mountains are part of the
Zhangye Danxia Landform
Layers of different colored sandstone and minerals were pressed together
over 24 million years and then buckled up by tectonic plates, according to
the Telegraph. China
Here's a photo showing some detail of the rich "layer cake" action going on.
There's a similar formation in
British Columbia called the
formed from a mixture of
volcanic rock and various minerals. Rainbow Range
While the photos are certainly incredible, there could be some slight photo manipulation going on to make the colors pop a bit more than they would naturally. This Flickr photo could be a more accurate representation, but still, the mountains are amazing.
The formations were shaped into the flowing valleys after thousands of years of rain and wind, and the region has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010.
Take a look at some more incredible photos of the range below.
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