Rock Outcrop in Reno, Nevada

April 28, 2020


Photographer: John Kupersmith 
Summary Author: John Kupersmith

Rock outcrops, where underlying rock is exposed above the surface, provide easy access for geological study, as well as protected micro-habitats for insect, animal, and plant species. This one is located in the Huffaker Hills, the remnants of an extinct volcano, is actually within the city limits of Reno, Nevada. The rock composing the outcrop is most likely of volcanic origin, possibly rhyolitic lava. Photo taken on February 6, 2020.

Photo Details: Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II camera; 1/800 sec. exposure; f/8.