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Thrust fault contact between the Eocene flysch (below) and the Permian Verrucano (above) near Schwanden. The arrow points to the fine contact line.
View looking up at the underside of a C unit in a Lofer cyclothem. The numerous bulbous forms which project downwards are called load casts. Load casts are often associated with turbidites. One bulb would be around 10-20 cm in diameter.
Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs --- The red Lyons Formation sandstone layers were uplifted vertically when the Rocky Mountains were uplifted. The 14,000 foot Pikes Peak in the background is a lone Precambrian granite intrusion.
Panorama of the main site with dinosaur footprints in Torotoro National Park. This place is right at the entrance of the town of Torotoro. Most of the tracks are within a fenced area, which can be visited with local guides under the supervision of the National Park authorities.
The giant Galapagos tortoise ( Chelonoidis nigra) is the largest land turtle in the world. These vegetarian giants can reach a meter and a half in length and weigh more than 400 kilos.
Amara Valley with Yesmara de Amara Hill on the right and Submarino and Buque hills on the left. Fossil cetaceans and evidence of storms in the past have been discovered in this valley.
A variety of invertebrate organisms live and feed within the soft sediment accumulating under water. The activity of these organisms, known as bioturbation, can leave traces in the sediments of the substrate. These traces can become fossilized, as is the case for this Cretaceous sandstone from the coast of Chile. The meniscate patterns in the sand are indicative of bioturbation. Surface view of bed, pencil for scale.
The snowy peak of the Cervino. The Alps are a majestic mountain chain that records a history of continental collision and mountain rising. Glaciers and rivers have sculpted many valleys and contributed to the beauty of this natural landscape. Photo taken from Blue Lake, Cervinia-Breuil, Aosta, Italy.
Just about everywhere we look in the world, there is something beautiful to see. Each organism is a masterpiece and its relationship with others is beautiful. The bee is given nectar by the lavender while returning the favor by carrying pollen from one flower to the next. Biology is full of these mutually beneficial relationships, reminding us that—while we see the horrifying results of sin in death and suffering—life could not exist without cooperation between organisms.
The city of Zug is built in part on the unconsolidated sands of an old delta. The shoreline along this old delta was being extended and a retaining wall was built. On July 5, 1887, at 15:35, two houses and a section of sea wall sank suddenly into the lake. At 18:55, an area extending 150 m along the shore and 80 m inland had sunk 78 m, destroying more houses.
Fossils of the bivalve Conchodus infraliasicus in the Dachstein Formation as seen in the “Klamm.” The larger shells are about 10 cm long. Note that many of the shells are closed, indicating rapid burial while alive.
Banff, Mt Rundle