geologicalwonders Photos & Videos

3 weeks ago

Probably thinking, ugh another Big Thunder Mountain Railroad pic from Brer Burke?! Fooled ya! This is actually🐘 Mammoth Hot Springs at Yellowstone National Park. 😁

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One of the reasons for using the Land’s End Granite as a case study is because of the quantity of and quality of geological exposure across the peninsula. This is particularly prevalent around the coastline, where beautifully wave-polished bedrock is exposed providing an insight in to the granite and host rock contact, and a window in to the roof zone of the pluton itself. This image was taken at Pellitras Point just south of Land’s End, and is made of coarse grained biotite granite which has been cut by a large-scale tourmaline granite sheet. The castellated appearance of the granite is controlled by perpendicular fracture sets, which also control narrow coastal inlets which are locally termed zawns. I’ve written more about the geology in a previous post: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpzq1NMn-u7/?igshid=1m66506ciys5x #phd #phdthesis #research #researcharea #geologyresearch #westcornwall #cornwall #cornishcoast #cornishgeology #geology #geologyrocks #geolife #geologist #geologistsofinstagram #learninggeology #geoadventure #exploregeology #geologicalwonders #landsend #landsendgranite #penwith #penwithpeninsula #granite #tectonics #structuralgeology #graniteemplacement #geologicalmapping #pellitraspoint #bbcspotlight

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🎉🥳Today, June 20, 2019, the certification committee after defending a dissertation on the topic: “Improving management decision-making in the design of trunk pipelines on the example of the design institute CJSC Ingegeo Scientific Engineering Institute) awarded me an MBA degree. 👨🏻‍🎓🧐 #engineeringgeology #engineeringgeologist #geomorphology #survey #surveying #geomatics #erosion #geological #geologicalwonders #geologicalengineering #usgs #science #3dep #lidar #caltech #berkeley #нпи #мгу #кубгу #газпром #транснефть #роснефть #landslide #landslides #geotechnicalengineering #geologicalsocietyofaustralia #geologicalsocietyofamerica

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So, where have I done my research, and where did I grow up?! The Land’s End Granite pluton is the most westerly mainland, and youngest pluton in the Cornubian Batholith of Southwest England. The shape of the pluton broadly corresponds with the coastline around the Penwith peninsula, and provides a great opportunity to study the contact and roof zone. I’ve visited pretty every square km of the peninsula, but focussed the study at the localities labelled on this map. As I’ve done a structural study of the host rock, I also did a study away from the effects of granite emplacement, south of Porthleven on the south coast of Cornwall. The coastline here is perfectly orientated parallel to the primary Variscan tectonic transport direction (NNW-SSE) and crosses one of the major fault zones - the Carrick Thrust. This makes it ideal for observing the associated structures #phd #phdthesis #research #researcharea #geologyresearch #westcornwall #cornwall #cornishcoast #cornishgeology #geology #geologyrocks #geolife #geologist #geologistsofinstagram #learninggeology #geoadventure #exploregeology #geologicalwonders #landsend #landsendgranite #penwith #penwithpeninsula #granite #tectonics #structuralgeology #deformation #graniteemplacement #maps #geologicalmapping #mapmaking

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Aerial view of the Kesselspitze in the Austrian Alps. When Africa and Europe collided, immense forces compressed the deposition area of the Alpine rocks to a third of its original width. These layers of grey limestone and dark shale of the so-called Black Wall under Kesselspitze mountain (2321 m high) were pushed into a double fold. It is around 150 m high from its base to the peak. #birdseyeview #aerialphoto #aerialview #austria #alps #alpen #tectonics #structuralgeology #folding #geologist #geological #geologicalwonders #geology #geologie #earthscience #amazingnature #naturalpatterns #artinnature #artofnature #hasselblad #earthpix #conceptualphotography #discoverearth #earthfocus #awesomeglobe #aerialphotography #roamtheplanet

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3 weeks ago

Piazza rock is quite impressive! Overhanging above a spur trail from the Appalachian trail, it's size is simply amazing. For the scale of the picture, you can spot me in the lower left of the picture. This immense rock is the result of a scree from the surrounding cliffs, by a happy coincidence, this long rocky scale has not broken and overlooks its environment in a surprising way! 📷 taken by my son, 05-2019 ⛰️🏞️ Piazza rock est vraiment impressionnante ! Surplombant un sentier secondaire du sentier des Appalaches, sa taille est tout simplement étonnante. Pour donner idée de l'échelle de la scène, vous pouvez me voir dans le coin inférieur gauche de la photo! Cette immense roche est le résultat d'un éboulis en provenance des falaises environnantes, par un heureux hasard, cette longue écaille rocheuse ne s'est pas fracturée et surplombe son environnement de manière surprenante! 📷 prise par mon fils, 05-2019 . . . . #piazzarock #saddleback #saddlebackmountain #rangeley #appalachiantrail #at2019 #appalachianmountains #maine #mountains #4000footers #geology #geologicalwonders #overhangingrock #hikingtrail #hiking #hikingadventures #outdoorlife #outdoors #exploremaine #igersmaine #visitmaine #mainelife #neverstopexploring #wanderlust #photooftheday #maintething #mainetheway #maineoutdoors #tb

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4 weeks ago

"Men come and go, cities rise and fall, whole civilizations appear and disappear-the earth remains, slightly modified. The earth remains, and the heartbreaking beauty where there are no hearts to break....I sometimes choose to think, no doubt perversely, that man is a dream, thought an illusion, and only rock is real. Rock and sun." ~Edward Abbey . . . #desertsolitaire #desertlandscape #moabutah #rockformations #geologicalwonders #allthingsunderthesun #hittlebottomcampground #hittlebottom #ampitheatrelooptrail #richardsonampitheatre

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Now that my PhD has finally come to an end I’ve decided to go for a bit of an Instagram name change to @cornwallgeologist , seeing as I tend to post geology snaps from across the county anyway! I’m also going to start posting some of the images used in my thesis to give you a bit of a flavour for what I researched. My thesis title is “The tectonomagmatic evolution of the Land’s End Granite”, and I focussed on understanding how regional tectonics influenced the emplacement and evolution of granite plutons, using the Land’s End Granite as a case study. It’s been a life long passion and privilege to be able to research the geology of where I grew up, and understand the processes that formed the beautiful landscape in west Cornwall. I used this image (taken from the #heritagegreatbritain website) on page 2 of the thesis of the famous signpost at @visitlandsend indicating how most PhDs end up - with so much more to discover! My PhD thesis is available as open access on the Open Research Exeter website #phdthesis #phd #cornwallgeology #cornwallgeologist #research #geologyresearch #landsend #landsendgranite #signpost #landsendsignpost #discovergeology #cornwalllife #cornwall #walkingcornwall #cornishcoast #tectonics #geology #geologyrocks #geolife #geologist #geologistsofinstagram #learninggeology #geoadventure #exploregeology #geologicalwonders #openaccess #cornishgeology #bbcspotlight

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1 month ago

I like this picture because it reminds me to the dryness of the Andean region in middle-north Argentina/Chile. After backpacking through most of the Patagonia where to find water after almost every step wasn't an issue, I arrived to more desertic mountain landscapes where every drop of whater has to be managed carefully if you want to be self sufficient. It is incredible how this mountainrage changes with the latitude. 📍 #LaRioja #Argentina . . . #travelphotography #solotravelingisfun #travelstroke #earthofficial #ontheroad #neverstopexploring #photooftheday #beautifuldestinations #wonderful_places #discoverearth #solotraveler #mountains #neverstopexploring #fantasticearth #earthfocus #ourplanetdaily #outdoorphotography #wondersofnatureo #depthsofearth #natgeotravel #unwritten_places @solotraveling #mothernature #outdoortones #landscapescapture #globeshotz #geologicalwonders

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Today I decided to leave Taipei and go explore the North Coast and took a bus to Yehliu Geopark. This is about 1,5 hours from Taipei on a cheap Bus ride (80 or 95 TWD depending on which you take). The park is home to many different geological formations and I really recommend you pay a visit (I spent about 2 hours on site) as it’s a beautiful walk in lush nature up to the Cape tip. 🇹🇼 #nature #mothernatureisbeautiful #yehliugeopark #yehliugeopark野柳地質公園 #erosion #geologicalwonders #beautifulnature ❤️ #landscape #paysage #taiwan #huntgramtaiwan #travel #traveler #travelblogger #travelblog #travelphotography #shotoniphone #businesstrip #businesstravel #businesstraveller

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I like the visual power of these sedimentary sandstones found in the Ischigualasto Reginal Park. They belong to the triasic era. I've been founding this kind of stones all along my hikes in San Juan and La Rioja. They seem form when the sand starts to build sediment around a particle, or a little piece of material. They get buried under thousands of meters of ground layers for millions of years until the tectonic activity brings them back to the surface and the materials around get cleaned by the erosive action of wind and water. 📍 #canchadeboches #Ischigualasto #SanJuan #Argentina . . . . #travelphotography #solotravelingisfun #travelstroke #earthofficial #ontheroad #neverstopexploring #photooftheday #beautifuldestinations #wonderful_places #discoverearth #solotraveler #geology #neverstopexploring #fantasticearth #earthfocus #ourplanetdaily #outdoorphotography #wondersofnatureo #depthsofearth #natgeotravel #unwritten_places @solotraveling #mothernature #outdoortones #landscapescapture #globeshotz #geologicalwonders

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Joshua Rock Collection - JR3 - Edition 29 - This collection offers a graphic research on the shapes of the rocks at the Joshua Tree National Park. When the mineral material becomes organic material and when shadows underline the shapes of rocks in the same way as an eyeliner. #shadowsandlight #shadows #ilovejoshuatree #rocksculpture #ombresetlumieres #minimalphotography #minimalart #geologicalwonders #gerald_livin_photography #artphotographer #minimalart #stonephotography #rocksphotography #ombresetlumieres #contrastphotography #photocollector #fineartprintsforsale

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The Blue Eye of the Sahara or known as the Richat Structure that is a geological formation in the Sahara Desert. The formation stretches across a 40 km-wide region in Mauritania. It was first photographed by Gemini astronauts who used it as a landmark in the 1960s, to monitor the progress of the opening sequences. Later, the Landsat satellite took additional images and provided information about the size, height, and extent of the formation.>> http://geologyscience.com/gallery/eye-of-the-sahara-or-richat-structure/ #geology #geologist #geologicalwonders #wonders #eyeofsahara #richatstructure #view #formation #geologicwonder

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Byrum strand på Öland har de mest fantastiske stenformationer skabt af fossileret havbund, der eroderes af havets bølger. Vi mødte flere fotografer der forevigede det geologisk unikke landskab. . . . #öland #geologi #geological #geologicalwonders #geologicalwonders #landskab #seascape #seascapephotography #byrumsraukar #byrum #byrum #raukar #visitolanda #visitsweden #besøgsverige #photographer #landscape #landscapephotography #landscapephotographer #landskabsfotografi #landskabsfotograf #sweden #sverige 🇸🇪 #sverige #ferieisverige

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Angel Falls, Spanish Salto Ángel, also called Salto Churún Merú, waterfall in the Guiana Highlands in Bolívar state, southeastern Venezuela, on the Churún River, a tributary of the Caroní, 160 miles (260 km) southeast of Ciudad Bolívar. The highest waterfall in the world, the cataract drops 3,212 feet (979 metres) and is 500 feet (150 metres) wide at the base. Video by @viajesinescala.ca #geology #waterfall #view #geologist #geologicalwonders #water

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