Ready for some chicken soup for the soul chamomile tea for the eyes? Because these wild, striated mountains are oddly soothing:

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“The mountains are part of the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China,” explains the Huffington Post. “Layers of different colored sandstone and minerals were pressed together over 24 million years and then buckled up by tectonic plates.” (HuffPo’s versions of the photos seem to have gotten the Photoshop treatment. Alas, not reserved for magazine covers anymore.)

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Rain + wind + red sandstone + 24 million years = awesome nature porn.

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Ahhh. Anyone else ready for some layer cake?