Earth is amazing. It’s full of incredible places and creatures. The Painted Dunes (near the Cinder Cone) of the Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of those unbelievable and unique spots that look like they belong in a fairytale or on an Avatar-like planet.
Lassen Volcanic National Park is a United States National Park that can be found in northeastern California. Lassen’s volcanic domes began to erupt about 825,000 years ago and currently, the area sleeps. That doesn’t mean that the volcanoes are not active though – steam vents, boiling springs, and bubbling mudpots are proof that the volcanic center still smolders.
Lassen Volcanic National Park is unique in a way that all four types of volcanoes found in the world (shield, composite, cinder cone, and plug dome) are found at Lassen Volcanic.
The Painted Dunes are multi-colored fields formed by oxidation of volcanic ash.
Take a look at some of the incredible images of The Painted Dunes below.