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Callan Bentley's Snapshots

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  1. Waterfall from a cave!

    Snapshot Title: Waterfall from a cave!
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Boulder River, Natural Bridge Falls, Montana
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    A more pure definition of awesome cannot be had.



  2. A little cave

    Snapshot Title: A little cave
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Swift Dam, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    I didn't even notice this when I was shooting the gigapan; I guess that's the beauty of this medium, eh?



  3. Madison Limestone

    Snapshot Title: Madison Limestone
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Outcrop of upturned Paleozoic strata on Highway 16
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Mississippian carbonate, another ridge former in the Rockies.



  4. Bighorn Dolostone

    Snapshot Title: Bighorn Dolostone
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Outcrop of upturned Paleozoic strata on Highway 16
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Ordovician in age; weathers positively and is a major ridge former in these parts.



  5. Flat pebble conglomerate

    Snapshot Title: Flat pebble conglomerate
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Outcrop of upturned Paleozoic strata on Highway 16
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Rip-up clasts, I guess. Very consistent in size and shape (rounded tablets)



  6. Trace fossils

    Snapshot Title: Trace fossils
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Outcrop of upturned Paleozoic strata on Highway 16
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Very common here.



  7. 5 gallons

    Snapshot Title: 5 gallons
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Outcrop of upturned Paleozoic strata on Highway 16
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    of industrial-grade lubricant spilled on the side of the road. Stinky.



  8. Folds!

    Snapshot Title: Folds!
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Outcrop of upturned Paleozoic strata on Highway 16
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    in green shale and blocky (limestone?) strata



  9. C'mon, really?

    Snapshot Title: C'mon, really?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Outcrop of upturned Paleozoic strata on Highway 16
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Gigapan stitch, why do you wound me so?



  10. Bighorn Dolomite (should be "Dolostone")

    Snapshot Title: Bighorn Dolomite (should be "Dolostone")
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Outcrop of upturned Paleozoic strata on Highway 16
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Signs put up by the Wyoming highway department.



  11. Mr. E. coli

    Snapshot Title: Mr. E. coli
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Outcrop of upturned Paleozoic strata on Highway 16
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    back for an encore appearance, but somewhat split-faced due to gigapan stitch botching the job...



  12. The Harding Sandstone

    Snapshot Title: The Harding Sandstone
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Outcrop of upturned Paleozoic strata on Highway 16
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    a friable quartz sandstone.



  13. Flat pebble conglomerate

    Snapshot Title: Flat pebble conglomerate
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Outcrop of upturned Paleozoic strata on Highway 16
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    of the Gros Ventre or the Gallatin formations



  14. Flat pebble conglomerate

    Snapshot Title: Flat pebble conglomerate
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Outcrop of upturned Paleozoic strata on Highway 16
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    of the Gros Ventre or Gallatin formation



  15. Mr. E. coli...

    Snapshot Title: Mr. E. coli...
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Outcrop of upturned Paleozoic strata on Highway 16
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    ...likes transgressive sequences in early Paleozoic sedimentary strata.



  16. Ptygmatic folds?

    Snapshot Title: Ptygmatic folds?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Apparently -- a bit blurry



  17. Outhouse

    Snapshot Title: Outhouse
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Are you privy to what goes on there?



  18. Nice chill zone

    Snapshot Title: Nice chill zone
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    (apparently) on this potassic granite dike



  19. A complicated

    Snapshot Title: A complicated
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    little area



  20. Granite dike

    Snapshot Title: Granite dike
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Cross-cutting gneissic banding



  21. A fisherman?

    Snapshot Title: A fisherman?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Turbidites at Fisherman's Point, Face 1, gigapan #2
    Image Owner: Zoltan Sylvester



    Description:

    .



  22. Camoflauge

    Snapshot Title: Camoflauge
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Altai - Aktru river Valley
    Image Owner: colorist



    Description:

    but perhaps the wrong pattern for blending in to glacial outwash gravels... :)



  23. Smoke Monster?

    Snapshot Title: Smoke Monster?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: India Gate_1
    Image Owner: aayush bansal



    Description:

    (from LOST)



  24. Climbers

    Snapshot Title: Climbers
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: A view from the top of the Beartooth Mountains
    Image Owner: mrivnie



    Description:

    Summitting the old rock pile.



  25. Summit

    Snapshot Title: Summit
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mt. Stephen, Yoho National Park, Canada
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    of Mt. Stephen



  26. Log

    Snapshot Title: Log
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mt. Stephen, Yoho National Park, Canada
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    and a good lookin' log at that!



  27. Birdhouse

    Snapshot Title: Birdhouse
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mt. Stephen, Yoho National Park, Canada
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    with a square doorway



  28. Birdhouse &

    Snapshot Title: Birdhouse &
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mt. Stephen, Yoho National Park, Canada
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    laundry line pulley



  29. Andrew

    Snapshot Title: Andrew
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: White Mountain escarpment, Wyoming
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Calves being bit by bugs!



  30. Stromatolite

    Snapshot Title: Stromatolite
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: White Mountain escarpment, Wyoming
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    hollowed out, apparently, by erosion



  31. Ed

    Snapshot Title: Ed
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: White Mountain escarpment, Wyoming
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    with sample bags



  32. Lone Wolf

    Snapshot Title: Lone Wolf
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: White Mountain escarpment, Wyoming
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    geologizing on his own



  33. The Sheridan College energy team checks out

    Snapshot Title: The Sheridan College energy team checks out
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: White Mountain escarpment, Wyoming
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    the outcrops of oil shale on the hillside.



  34. Amphibolite boudin

    Snapshot Title: Amphibolite boudin
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  35. Camper van

    Snapshot Title: Camper van
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    parked on BLM land



  36. Tents

    Snapshot Title: Tents
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    in a campsite



  37. Foliation

    Snapshot Title: Foliation
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    and jointing



  38. Old bridge pylon

    Snapshot Title: Old bridge pylon
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    for a bridge that isn't there anymore.



  39. Granite dike

    Snapshot Title: Granite dike
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    cutting foliated Archean basement



  40. Apparent offset

    Snapshot Title: Apparent offset
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Deer Mountain Tephra Unconformity
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Is this a fault?



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