Descending into the Badlands

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    You know, I was just realizing that I spent a nice part of last summer digging up dinosaurs with Jack Horner in the badlands of Montana, and I've hardly posted any photos!

    Well, now we are starting to get a "bit" closer to the dinosaurs... Here we are, descending down through the sandstones of time into the belly of the beast. Just a few more feet down, and we are getting into the cretaceous. Getting from the top to the bottom is a little treacherous, but I find it helps to follow a smart paleontologist when trying to figure out the best way to traverse the mudstones.

    Not too far from here, I picked up a hadrosaur vertebrae, which I now keep here on my desk at home, among a panoply of other 90 million year old dinosaur fossils that I was lucky enough to find.

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    1. Concha D. 73 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot and composition, what a landscape!!! What a very interesting travel and experience must be...

    2. stefan Edwards 73 months ago | reply

      Nice composition, great place.

    3. i.rashid007 73 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture !!!

    4. zuwayer 73 months ago | reply


    5. markpaulandrews 73 months ago | reply

      fantastic, sun knarled landscape... well taken!

    6. the-earth-colors 73 months ago | reply

      wow, well done compo.

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    7. kre8ive2 73 months ago | reply

      Very lovely work! Your vantage point was very well planned here.

    8. joorgawt 73 months ago | reply

      excellent framing and light, well done

    9. susan_r4 73 months ago | reply

      Super Trey and nice background story!

    10. Nounou 12 Maryse 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Vos plus belles photos (Nature only)/ Invite pictures only., and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    11. Matt Granz Photography 73 months ago | reply

      You are invited to post this image to "Spectacular Landscape, invitation only"

    12. Adrian World 73 months ago | reply

      nice composition. well done
      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    13. CharleneM50 73 months ago | reply

      WOW! The tree looks like it could go anytime!

    14. HenriqueFelix 73 months ago | reply

      its amazing shot

    15. Ventura Carmona 73 months ago | reply

      Maravillosa imagen!!!

      Please add this beautiful photo to CITRIT,Best of yours!
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    16. ca_heckler 73 months ago | reply

      Hi there, really a lovely pic, hat's off! (as usual, you rock!)
      Question: dunno what were your intentions, but I would love to see this pic with the lens stopped all the way down, such that the distant mountains are also in crisp focus. Comments about the chosen aperture?

    17. bapriver2009 73 months ago | reply

      The tree looks really old. Nice shot.

    18. Stuck in Customs 73 months ago | reply


      heckler - good question - I dunno.. I just felt like that ap that day I guess! :)

    19. espressoDOM 73 months ago | reply

      what an interesting tree.....

    20. A.Alwosaibie 73 months ago | reply

      excellent shot!!

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