The Rainbow Mountains are in China's Danxia Landform Geological Park. Layers of different colored sandstone and minerals were pressed together over 24 million years and then buckled up by tectonic plates.
The Huffington Post says that while the photos are certainly incredible, there could be some slight photo manipulation going on to make the colors pop a bit more than they would naturally.
The landform is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology which is found only in China and consists of red-colored sandstones and conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age.
Even if you believe that the brighter colors are there by enhancement, the shapes and forms are truly remarkable.
The colors to the right seem more natural
Note the visitor lookout platform
That is much more natural looking.
The red is red sandstone
We happened to notice a small article entitled “Currency” in the business section of our local paper. A quote from our government’s treasury secretary was included in the following paragraph:
"Asked Friday whether he thought the penny should be eliminated, the Treasury Secretary agreed that it would make sense, saying, 'The penny is worth less than any other currency'”.
What an astute observation!!!