The rustic appeal of the great southwest in the United States is characterized mainly by peculiar and really interesting land and rock formations. Buttes are commonly found in the arid areas like Arizona and Utah where the world-famous collection of buttes are found. Buttes are really interesting because it looks like a typical hill with a flat top and very steep side. According t geologists, buttes are formed due to the erosion or gradual wearing away of the ground through ice, wind and water. In this portfolio you will find very interesting images of the great American Southwest and its famous land formations referred to as buttes.