Images from latest trip push resource to 2500+

Happy Thanksgiving! I just got back from visiting my daughter in Denver –and just before that had been driving through parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia –and taking photos of rocks! After adding the good ones to this site, I saw that the keyword search now accesses more than 2500 images. Yay! The site’s growing!

I had two especially great days for geology photography. The first was a field trip in and around the Grandfather Mountain Window near Boone, North Carolina. I photographed a variety of structural and metamorphic features, including mylonites, stretched pebble conglomerates, and augen gneiss. The other was Thanksgiving Day itself, when I went to Dinosaur Ridge near Denver, Colorado and walked along dipping beds of sandstone of the Cretaceous Dakota Formation. Wow… ripples, dinosaur footprints, block-glide failures.

And they’re all here–Please take a look!

Everglades aerial shots posted

October 28, 2017. Just posted 28 aerial photos of the Florida Everglades –I shot them in March, 2016 when my friend Dick Jacobs and I chartered a small plane to take us over that amazing landscape. The photos include a lot of cool images of mangrove swamps, islands, sand shoals, and low-gradient rivers (really low gradient rivers!) Here’s my favorite photo from the day. Type “Everglades, Aerial” into the search to see the rest!

Aerial view of island in mangrove swamp, Everglades National Park, Florida (160330-95)

Fresh photos!

October 16, 2017. I guess I’m excited at this new site. I just posted 5 new photos that I shot TODAY. Two are of springs gushing out of the middle of a basalt flow on the McKenzie River in Oregon –and three are of drowned trees in Clear Lake.

Those drowned trees are exciting, actually. They’re about 2700 years old –and died when a lava flow blocked the upper reaches of the McKenzie River to form Clear Lake. As Clear lake deepened behind the lava dam, it drowned the trees. The lake’s name is well-deserved: you can see the trees right down to the lake’s bottom.

Here’s one of the images –type “Clear Lake” into the Keyword Search to see the others! –Or type “Tamolitch” into the search to see the springs (or type “springs, Oregon” for that matter)

New blog post, new images, OMSI Science Pubs!

It’s October 13, 2017. Yesterday, I posted a new blog entry about Mauna Loa Volcano–a post that I’m pretty proud of considering that I worked really hard to get the photos. It was a 41 mile, 4 day trek from about 7000 feet above elevation to well over 13,000. It was amazing and fun and hard.

And last night I gave a slide show/lecture about Oregon and Washington’s geology at Eugene’s “Science Pub”, which went really well. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry sponsors it and they typically get really good turnouts. I had more than 150 people there! I gave a similar talk this last Monday in Corvallis –and will be giving it as another Science Pub in Portland on November 2.

Then today I added some 45 new images to the site! Among others, they include aerial shots of the monocline that makes up the San Rafael Swell in Utah, a ghost forest in Washington, and some hot springs in Yellowstone.

Welcome to Geology Pics!

Today’s October 4, 2017 –this site went live just yesterday. I’m still making some finishing touches, but I suspect those will go on forever.

What excites me the most about this site is that I’ll be able to upload new photos, change up the galleries, and continue those “finishing touches” –easily! It’s also connected to my blog, geologictimepics –have a look!

And just yesterday, I got copies of my new book, Roadside Geology of Washington, which I wrote with Darrel Cowan of the University of Washington. It’s finally out!

And today? I uploaded 51 new photos from my recent trip to Hawaii and Mauna Loa Volcano. It was a 4-day backpacking trip up Mauna Loa, the largest single landform on planet Earth, and simply amazing. You can view those images by clicking on “keyword search” and then scrolling down through the first three pages of images–without even doing a search! Or you can type “Hawaii” or something like that into the search and see some other photos as well.

Thanks for looking.