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Earp to Blythe on the Colorado River
Riverside County, California

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Human figure intaglio near Blythe

Human figure intaglio near Blythe

A giant human figure intaglio on the terrace above the Colorado River. This figure is 171 feet (52 meters) long and was discovered from the air in 1932.

north of Blythe, California

Date photographed: April 16, 2015
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Another human shape intaglio

Another human shape intaglio

Intaglios or ground figures are made by scraping aide the dark brown rocks of the desert pavement to reveal the light colored silt underneath.

north of Blythe, California

Date photographed: April 16, 2015
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Intaglio of a four legged animal near Blythe

Intaglio of a four legged animal near Blythe

Giant ground figure (intaglio) of a four-footed animal.

north of Blythe, California

Date photographed: April 16, 2015
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