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Mushroom Rock, Algeria

Unusual ‘Mushroom rock’ (also called Pedestal rock) in Tamanrasset, Saharian desert, Algeria.

This naturally occurring rock is formed as a result of wind erosion and weathering and this unique shape is due to the different rate of wind erosion at the top and bottom of the rock.