Coral Reef from c. 300 million years ago: Curiosity About the Past

    Newer Older

    Our Daily Topic assignment for Thursday, July 3, 2014 is curiosity.
    www.flickr.com/groups/ourdailytopic/discuss/7215764547780...

    ". . . a massive exposure of the ancient Capitan Barrier reef. The reef, a limestone formation, was created from lime secreted by algae when this area was covered by a shallow sea. The sea dissipated and the reef uplifted, resulting in extensive cavern systems formed within the reef, with magnificent and curious formations." webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:0gdrhlNLHvo...

    "The Guadalupe Mountain Range itself is an exposed portion of the ancient Capitan barrier reef. Most of the Guadalupe Ranger District is the back-reef, where sedimentary limestone formations are rich with Permian Age fossils. The District varies in elevation from 3,500 feet on the northern part to 7,500 feet on the southern part of the District."

    "The Permian period lasted from 290 to 248 million years ago and was the last period of the Paleozoic Era." www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/permian/permian.html

    Coral reef between Alamogordo and High Rolls

    Our Daily Topic assignment for Thursday, July 3, 2014 is curiosity.

    Picture Books, Martin LaBar, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    View 2 more comments

    1. © ĵNØella 44 months ago | reply

      Congratulations!
      As Founder for
      this group, I attach this Invitation

      stll life4
      Rock .. Paper- No Scissors Award

      You are invited to post this photo at
      ✣ Rock .. Paper - No Scissors Group
      Please Tag Image rockpaper
      Post 1 photo - Comment 1 Immediately Please
      using our comment code

      Beautiful photo...great job

      side note: *Please remember to pre join the group
      and comment using our comment code
      as we do run a sweepr*

    2. Martin LaBar 44 months ago | reply

      Splendid geology! Yes, nice sedimentary layers.

    3. skagitrenee 44 months ago | reply

      thanks for the history and such a good visual☺


      WindFlower Globe

      A place for your ART and NATURE
      AUG. CONTEST: Summer Colors
      Holiday thread on vacation: Card Collection
      Zoned Thread: "Movement and Motion"
      Keep the story going in Picture Connection.
      Work Your Magic "Work Your Magic"

    4. bethrosengard 44 months ago | reply

      Amazing formation ... great shot!

      Noticed and enjoyed in

      WindFlower Globe

      A place for your ART and NATURE

      August CONTEST: Summer Colors
      Holiday thread on vacation: Card Collection
      Zoned Thread: "Movement and Motion"
      Keep the story going in Picture Connection.
      Work Your Magic "Work Your Magic"

      ==================================

      Rowhouse Watercolors
      Welcome to Artistic Photos!
      Please add your Artistic Photo to
      Artistic Photos!
      Tag your photo ArtisticPhotos and read the group rules

      New Challenge 2.0 ~ " Artistic Water Photos"
      Artistic Photos Group"

    5. Pifou 2010 - 44 months ago | reply

      Great Mountainscape & Splendid lesson of Geology !!

    6. BISCUY [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

      Amazing!!!

    7. BISCUY [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

      Pretty picture!!!

    8. Max Short 44 months ago | reply

      Awesome, really beautiful
      --
      Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )

    9. HocusFocusClick 44 months ago | reply

      nice and very interesting

    10. mika53 Busy catching up on my invitations. 44 months ago | reply

      Love it Jan, gorgeous capture.!! Have a great week ahead. Hugs.

    11. PelicanPete 44 months ago | reply

      Excellent.
      Congratulations!

      Rowhouse Watercolors
      Artistic Photos Masterpiece!
      Your awesome image seen in Artistic Photos

      Collect 1 invite + 4 awards to post in the
      Members Special 5+ Award Thread!

    12. jill lamb 53 44 months ago | reply

      This Fantastic shot was SEEN IN :



      Thank you for Sharing !

    13. enrique1959 - 44 months ago | reply

      This Fantastic shot was SEEN IN :



      Thank you for Sharing !

    14. Rubem Lota 44 months ago | reply

      This Fantastic shot was SEEN IN :



      Thank you for Sharing !

    15. Jane Photo1 44 months ago | reply

      This Fantastic shot was SEEN IN :



      Thank you for Sharing !

    16. Jean-Jacques DELCAMPE 44 months ago | reply

      Depuis le 15 Août 2011 vous pouvez ajouter 2 photos par jour....
      Since August 15th, 2011 you can add 2 photos a day....
      ----------
      Please add this beautiful photo to "PHOTOS pour TOUS - PHOTOS for ALL".
      Merci d'ajouter cette MERVEILLEUSE photo sur "PHOTOS pour TOUS - PHOTOS for ALL".

      PHOTOS pour TOUS - PHOTOS for ALL
      PHOTOS pour TOUS - PHOTOS for ALL

      Signature-JJD-200

    17. ènfin (verna R) 44 months ago | reply

      ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪

      | Please, post your brilliant image to: |


      ₪ HISTORY & MYSTERY ₪ SOCIETY ₪
      Post 1 - Award 2 pics on first 2 pages

      ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪

      This Fantastic shot was SEEN IN :



      Thank you for Sharing !

    18. picqero 44 months ago | reply

      Fascinating, but it dates from circa 300 million years ago, not 3 million years!

      Your brilliant image deserves
      H&M MODERATOR'S AWARD:


      HISTORY & MYSTERY SOCIETY
      (P1 - Award 2 on first 2 pages)

      View Awards Count

    19. garlandcannon 44 months ago | reply

      Oh, thank you! Yes, you are so right. I hope I've fixed it adequately now.

    keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts