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Snapshots

  1. looks like "Water Hemlock"

    Snapshot Title: looks like "Water Hemlock"
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Obsidian Cliff, Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Argelia arguta "Water Hemlock", in the family Apiaceae (carrot, mustard, brocolli, ...)

    This plant is poisonous - just like what killed Socrates.



  2. Snapped trunk

    Snapshot Title: Snapped trunk
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Obsidian Cliff, Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Now THAT's a natural break!



  3. Natural break?

    Snapshot Title: Natural break?
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Obsidian Cliff, Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Looks like a saw cut to me.



  4. Obsidian

    Snapshot Title: Obsidian
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Obsidian Cliff, Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Black volcanic glass with columnar jointing, in this area.



  5. Talus Slope

    Snapshot Title: Talus Slope
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Obsidian Cliff, Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    An excellent illustration of the angle of repose.