geologicalwonders Photos & Videos

3 weeks ago

Blue Star Spring Hard, but not impossible to believe that this beautiful hot spring was used as a garbage disposal for years before Naturalists George Marler decided to clean it in the 1940s. Today park rangers continue his efforts to preserve the fragile thermal features in Yellowstone despite some irresponsible visitor behavior 😞.. #yellowstonepledge #responsibletourism #leavenotrace ******************************************* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #yellowstonenps #hotsprings #geothermal #bluewater #nationalparkphotography #nationalgeographic #natureaddicts #wondersofnature #igersnature #raw_allnature #fiftyshades_of_nature #everything_imaginable_ #planetoutside #dreamworldimages #moody_nature #soulful_moments #natures_moods #the_mirror_of_our_souls #ethereal_moods #ethereal_softness #yellowstoneforever #geologicalformation #geologicalwonders #thatswy #thatswyoming #escapeandwonder #adventureenthusiast

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Dyke Finding rock outcrops is much easier in arid climates! Cracking shot of an intrusive basaltic dyke, likely emplaced during the closure of the Tethys and obduction that created the Semail Ophiolite. Second pic of the view from the top and the tiny drilling rig in the distance on the third shot. ⚒ #desertscape #desertscene #desertlandscape #naturescapes #rockformation #rockformations #rocksarecool #geomorphology #igneous #basalt #naturalformation #geological #geologicalphenomenon #geologicalwonders #geologicalformation #earthscience #instageology #sedimentaryrock #rocksrock #geologist #geology #arabiandesert #visitoman #emptyquarter #experienceoman #wahibasands #desertphotography #inthedesert #geologist #wellsitegeologist

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On top of the Weld Range. What a view! The Weld Range is a banded iron formation. It is the home of the national heritage site the 'Wilgie Mia'. Which is the worlds oldest active mine at 60000 years. The ochre mined here is so culturally significant that on good years, usually after cyclones, aboriginal tribes traveled across long trade routes from central Australia, to gather the ochre and trade with other tribes. The Weld Range is soon also going to be the site of an open cut mine, mining for platinum, iron ore and nickel. The Sinosteel mine is estimated to only have a 100 year lifespan. . . . #cueWA #weldrange #murchison #murchisonWA #outbackWA #outback #explorewa #explore #neverstopexploring #westernaustralia #geology #geologicalwonders #geologyrocks #caves #outcrop #hiking #hikeyourownhike #landscapephotography #4x4 #hikingWA #mining #ochre #reddirt #redochre #fifo #aboriginalheritage #Australia #australiannationalheritage #nationalheritage

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"Yesterday's roads are tomorrows rivers." - My Dad, while four wheel driving across country. One of the reasons why he doesn't like driving off track. Even driving across an area once can have a big impact on the way the water flows, changing established creek lines, which in turn can effect the vegetation, as many established plants won't receive the needed water those few times a year when it does rain. . . #cueWA #weldrange #murchison #murchisonWA #outbackWA #outback #explorewa #explore #neverstopexploring #westernaustralia #geology #geologicalwonders #4x4 #4x4ing #australiasgoldenoutback #Australia #creek #offthebeatentrack #country #landscapephotography #quote

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A rather unconventional view of the Cliffs of Moher and the “Rook” sea stack. Maximum height 702 feet (214 meters). They consist of Namurian shale and sandstone and were formed between 313 and 326 million years ago from silt and sand deposits in an ancient delta. Fossils abound, and one sees them embedded in the steps up to the 1835 tower, visible in this photograph, that serves as an observation point.⁣ ⁣ #Ireland #Countyclare #cliffsofmoher #sandstone #geology #rocks #geologyrocks #geologypage #geologylife #geologystudent #geologyeverywhere #geologist #geological #rockart #geologyart #landscape #spectacularlandscape #beautifullandscape #geologicalwonders #earthscience #planetearth #geologicalart

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4 weeks ago

I was told this stone is jasper when I purchased it but have been unable to pin down which specific variety it is. Initially I was drawn to it because it resembled petrified wood. Any experts out there who would like to take a guess? #jasper #petrifiedwood #whatisthis #geologicalexperts #geologicalwonders #rockclassifications #lapidaryarts #prettyrocks #itcamefromtheearth #geology #jaspercabochon #silvercuffbracelet #handmade #artisanmade #stlouisartist #artjewelry #sterlingsilver925 #fletcherworks

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4 weeks ago

Did we ever show you our backyard when we boondocked at the Badlands? 😮 😲 How incredible is THIS?! We were literally parked on a cliff overlooking this!

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4 weeks ago

The Colorado River flowing through the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon can be thought of as a real life stratigraphic map of our planet. About 2 billion years of the Earth's geological history can be seen here! All of this was possible because of the erosive action of the Colorado River. How the Colorado River came to flow through the location of the canyon is unclear and a great source of debate. It is well established that this process initiated 5 to 6 million years ago. The river began downcutting (vertically eroding its bed) into the uplifted Colorado Plateau. The rate of downcutting was exacerbated by the slope of the river, the volume of the content flowing through the river (water and sediments), and the aridity of the climate. The higher slope led to a faster current, the higher volume of flow during flood events led to an increased content of sediments that cause erosion, and an arid climate is more susceptible to erosion and weathering. All of these things and some unknowns combined to give us a truly magnificent natural wonder i.e., the Grand Canyon! #coloradoriver #downcutting #erosion #geology #geologicalwonders #naturalwonders #magnificient #grandcanyon #grandcanyonnps #nps #goparks #findyourpark #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #nationalparkspartnership #nationalparkobsessed #national_park_phototography #nationalparkgeek #usparksandmonuments #npfans #arizona #az #visitarizona #americansouthwest #americathebeautiful

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4 weeks ago

A flight over Lake Powell took us to Kane’s Point. The stratigraphy is clear. Lake Powell was created by the Glen Canyon dam, built from 1956 to 1966. The lake took until 1980 to fill, but its water level has dropped since then, revealing archeological sites that had been submerged. It is a major recreational area.⁣ ⁣ #utah #glencanyondam #glen_canyon #southernutah #aerialphotography #geology #rocks   #geologyrocks #geologypage   #geologylife #geologystudent #geologyeverywhere   #geologist   #geological   #rockart #geologyart ⁣ ⁣ #landscape #spectacularlandscape #beautifullandscape #geologicalwonders #earthscience #planetearth #geologicalart ⁣ ⁣

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4 weeks ago

Geology of Greece Part 2.: Corinth Canal 🇬🇷 I always wondered the beautiful layers of the Corinth Canal and was curious about how it formed, so there is a little story about the geology of the canal. A series of faulted Pliocene-Pleistocene marls, limestones, conglomerates and sandstones is beautifully exposed in the sides of the canal. These rocks were formed when the southern part of the Gulf of Corinth graben was below sea level. They were uplifted relatively recently. The oldest rocks are best exposed at the middle of the canal. They are series of pale marls, brown sandstones and conglomerates from late Pliocene. These rocks were uplifted, eroded and returned below sea level for the deposition of the next series. These are conglomerates, sandstones, limestones and marls. The limestones make good building materials and were used in the construction of ancient Corinth. Finally, this whole package was raised above sea level along a series of east/west faults. These normal faults can be seen every few hundred metres along the canal (you can also see them on the photos). If you are in Greece and love geology, you should visit the Corinth Canal and check these series of rocks. 🤗 I hope you enjoyed that little story. In my next post we will still stay in Greece, and I will write about the geology of Meteoras, and Mount Olympus. Don't miss it. 😊🌍⚒ #geology #geological #geologicalwonders #structuralgeology #naturalhistory #rocks #petrology #sedimentology #engineeringgeology #engineeringstudent #geologystudent #travelling #greece #corinthcanal

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4 weeks ago

Looking out over Gooden Heane Cove, to the east of Portreath. The geology here is made of grey-green mudstones / slates of the late Devonian Porthtowan Formation. The weak and heavily fractured mudstones means there can be some pretty spectacular landslides along this section of coast! #goodenheanecove #portreath #cornwall #cornwallcoast #cornishcoast #cornwallgeology #cornishgeology #porthtowanformation #devonian #slate #cliffs #coast #swell #geology #geologyrocks #geolife #geologist #geologistsofinstagram #learninggeology #geoadventure #exploregeology #geologicalwonders #cornishlife #lovecornwall #walkingcornwall #explorecornwall

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4 weeks ago

Originally constructed to get fishermen out onto a nearby island, the Rope Bridge is now a major tourist attraction in Northern Ireland—and rather expensive to walk across. However, it does give you an excellent view of nesting sea birds on the other side.⁣ ⁣ #ropebridge #northernireland #cliffs #antrimcoast #geology #rocks   #geologyrocks #geologypage   #geologylife #geologystudent #geologyeverywhere   #geologist   #geological   #rockart #geologyart ⁣ ⁣ #landscape #spectacularlandscape #beautifullandscape #geologicalwonders #earthscience #planetearth #geologicalart ⁣ ⁣

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1 month ago

This is the Cheltenham Badlands in Caledon, Ontario! “Badlands” is a geologic term for an area of soft rock devoid of vegetation and soil cover that has become molded into a rolling landscape. . . . . . . #cheltenhambadlands #thebadlands #rollingalong #queenstonshale #niagaraescarpment #naturewalk #unescoworldbiospherereserve #lifeonmars #naturephotography #geologicalwonders #caledonontario #ontariocanada #instacanada #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelgram #travelontario

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Dante's View in the Death Valley National Park. Dante's View is an overlook in the Black Mountains located a mile over the lowest point in North America i.e., the Badwster Basin. The difference in temperature between the two elevations can be as high as 30F at the same moment. The mountain peak in the background, the Telescope Peak in the Panamint range, is the highest point in the park. Also seen is the Devil's Golf Course on the right side of the photo. The Dante's View also was the setting in Star Wars - A New Hope for a bird's eye view of the Mos Eisley spaceport. #dantesview #deathvalleynationalpark #deathvalley #nationalparkservice #nps #amargosa #blackmountains #panamintrange #telescopepeak #devilsgolfcourse #starwars #moseisley #nationalparkobsessed #nationalparkspartnership #nationalparkgeek #national_park_phototography #findyourpark #usparksandmonuments #natgeoyourshot #npfans #naturalwonders #geologicalwonders #california #CA #americathebeautiful

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Cap de Creus, near Cadaqués, Costa Brava, Spain⁣ ⁣This is the rocky cape that surrealist artist Salvador Dalí described as the materialization of his “principle of paranoiac metamorphosis” and as “catastrophic petrified cumuli in ruins” in his autobiography, “The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí.” I found the description to be accurate.⁣ ⁣⁣ #dali #salvadordali #surrealism #surrealismart #portlligat #cadaques #costabrava #spain #bizarrerockformations #geology #rocks #geologyrocks #geologypage #geologylife #geologystudent #geologyeverywhere #geologist #geological #rockart #geologyart ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #landscape #geologicalwonders #earthscience #planetearth #geologicalart ⁣ ⁣

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This riot of Jurassic sandstone has become quite popular since I visited there in 2003. But they only let in 20 people per day, so there’s a lottery. When I was there in 2012, 120 people were competing for the slots. I’m sure it’s more now. But its preservation is assured.⁣ ⁣ #thewave #arizona #arizonahiking #sandstone #geology #rocks   #geologyrocks #geologypage   #geologylife #geologystudent #geologyeverywhere   #geologist   #geological   #rockart #geologyart ⁣ ⁣ #landscape #spectacularlandscape #beautifullandscape #geologicalwonders #earthscience #planetearth #geologicalart ⁣ ⁣

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Even though scientists aren’t 100percent certain how it was formed, most geologists say that Devils Tower likely formed underground from molten rock, or magma, that pushed up into the sedimentary rock and became solid. Then over millions of years, the surrounding sedimentary rock eroded away to display the tall core within.

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When we arrived here. I knew I wanted to come back. Just to camp for a night or two and look around. Near this rock outcrop is a natural soak, after a good rain it will seep water for a few weeks to a couple of months. There were also some very interesting granite and quartz outcrops leading into breakaway country. This place would have been occupied on and off by aboriginal people for countless millenia. There just wasn't enough time in the day, or energy left in me, to explore it as extensively as I would of liked. . . #cueWA #weldrange #murchison #murchisonWA #outbackWA #outback #explorewa #explore #neverstopexploring #westernaustralia #geology #geologicalwonders #geologyrocks #caves #outcrop #hiking #hikeyourownhike #landscapephotography

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1 month ago

Earth’s little dry spot.

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This famous 867-foot volcanic plug or diatreme is one of the best examples of columnar phonolite porphyry (a rare form of lava, similar to basalt) in the world. Its origin is a volcanic eruption about 40.5 million years ago during the Eocene epoch.⁣ ⁣ #columnarbasalt #wyoming #devilstower #bizarrerockformations #geology #rocks #geologyrocks #geologypage #geologylife #geologystudent #geologyeverywhere #geologist #geological #rockart #geologyart #landscape #geologicalwonders #earthscience #planetearth #geologicalart #sunset #dusk #dusksilhouette

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Desert like places 🌅

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