This photo was taken at Tent Rocks National Monument near Santa Fe, New Mexico. The rock formations inspiring the name of this park can be seen just to the right of center. The tent rocks are actually hoodoos that come to a point and resemble tents. We also saw hoodoos in Turkey that were so large people carved out homes and lived inside of them.
Hoodoos form in an area where there is a thick layer of soft rock covered by a thin layer of a harder rock. Cracks in the thin hard layer allow for erosion of the softer layer underneath. As the underlying layer erodes, pieces of the upper layer break away leaving small “islands“ which develop into the hoodoos.
For me, learning about geology reminds me of learning about the human body; God‘s creation is so amazing!