Sig posted a picture of a tree yesterday, and I'm pretty sure this is the same tree! We weren't together when we took the photographs, and I think they were actually taken on different days, but ... well ... see what you think.
You can see Sig's picture HERE for comparison. (He would have been standing around to my left if we'd been there at the same time.)
For those of you who might be interested ... This is a pretty clear cross section of Triassic geology. The rocks I'm standing on (Moenkopi) are about 250 million years old. Across the valley, the sheer cliffs (Wingate) are closer to 200 million years old, with the sloped, striped, sand-dune looking bits (Chinle) somewhere in between.
May 7, 2013 1:00:32 amby Chipka Online Now! Homepage »
Geology is wonderfully dramatic! I love that stuff. It's amazing what rocks can actually tell you. Aside from that, I love this image as well...those iron oxide reds are so deliciously Martian, and that tree...how nice of it to pose for you. I like the sense of scale all of this has. It's brilliant.