The Sliding Rock Phenomenon

Adam Bykowski

Oak Lawn, United States

  • Available
    Products
    12
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 12

Cases & Skins

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

You may have heard of the sliding rocks or moving rocks found in Racetrack Playa in Death Valley, California. The mystery was about how the rocks could move and create gouges into the dry mud. One theory is that ice forms on the ground’s surface when it gets cold at night and the wind pushes the rocks along.

Same thing is seen here in this image of these two rocks on a frozen lake called Saganasghee Slough in Illinois. It is especially noticeable in the rock on the right with the trail gouged into the lake’s surface behind it. Most likely, the slight incline of the ground, along with the lake freezing and harsh winds created a similar result as in the one in Death Valley.

Mystery solved!

Temperature at time of photo: 10°F / -12°C

Sagansghee Slough – Illinois (USA)

Artwork Comments

  • Stephen Thomas
  • Adam Bykowski
  • Bonnie T.  Barry
  • Adam Bykowski
  • Larry Trupp
  • Adam Bykowski
  • Hans Kawitzki
  • Adam Bykowski
  • ctheworld
  • Adam Bykowski
  • AndreaEL
  • Adam Bykowski
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.