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Callan Bentley's Snapshots

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  1. Garnets!

    Snapshot Title: Garnets!
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Gore Mountain Quarry Wall (Detail)
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Big honking metamorphic minerals.



  2. Cool drainage patterns

    Snapshot Title: Cool drainage patterns
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Untitled
    Image Owner: Ernest



    Description:

    This is sediment, right?



  3. The time lapse camera

    Snapshot Title: The time lapse camera
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Em4 Run 09012011 two
    Image Owner: Alee Quick



    Description:

    Hard at work (with blurred photographer behind it?)



  4. A real rock!

    Snapshot Title: A real rock!
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Em4 Run 09012011 two
    Image Owner: Alee Quick



    Description:

    in among the fake sediment (ahem, I mean "modeling medium"...)
    :)



  5. Scarps!

    Snapshot Title: Scarps!
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Em4 Run 09012011 three
    Image Owner: Alee Quick



    Description:

    due to undercutting, apparently?



  6. Grain size scale

    Snapshot Title: Grain size scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Em4 Run 09012011 three
    Image Owner: Alee Quick



    Description:

    on the wonderful LRRD scale pencil!



  7. Stuck on you

    Snapshot Title: Stuck on you
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Gomphidae 3
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    Pinned odonatan



  8. Head of the eagle

    Snapshot Title: Head of the eagle
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Canada Lake Charnockite (Macro)
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Pretty nice detail. Nice work, Ron!



  9. BIG MIKE

    Snapshot Title: BIG MIKE
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Big Mike Tyrannosaurus rex Museum of the Rockies
    Image Owner: Candace Kairies Beatty



    Description:

    Description



  10. Suburban

    Snapshot Title: Suburban
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sheridan College dinosaur quarry
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Sheridan College geology rig



  11. Wedding ring!

    Snapshot Title: Wedding ring!
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sheridan College dinosaur quarry
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Shiny... My precious...



  12. Eastern edge of the Bighorns

    Snapshot Title: Eastern edge of the Bighorns
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sheridan College dinosaur quarry
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Outcrops of Madison Limestone define the ridge front.



  13. Distant pediment

    Snapshot Title: Distant pediment
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sheridan College dinosaur quarry
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Ancient erosional surface...



  14. Muddy Sandstone

    Snapshot Title: Muddy Sandstone
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sheridan College dinosaur quarry
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Between shale strata of Thermopolis and Mowry.



  15. Thermopolis shale

    Snapshot Title: Thermopolis shale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sheridan College dinosaur quarry
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Cretaceous



  16. Cloverly Formation

    Snapshot Title: Cloverly Formation
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sheridan College dinosaur quarry
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    sandstone



  17. Cross-beds

    Snapshot Title: Cross-beds
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sheridan College dinosaur quarry
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Nicely weathered out.



  18. Mr. E. coli

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

    Image: Sheridan College dinosaur quarry
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Bids you welcome to the Jurassic!



  19. Rob Milne

    Snapshot Title: Rob Milne
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sheridan College dinosaur quarry
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Chemistry professor at Sheridan College



  20. Leader of the pack

    Snapshot Title: Leader of the pack
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sheridan College dinosaur quarry
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Tom Johannesmeyer of Sheridan College leads the group, demonstrating first hand how to dig into the outcrop. Gigapanner Callan Bentley checks maps on the right, and one of workshop participant Robert'...



  21. Name of the game

    Snapshot Title: Name of the game
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: JOIDES Resolution - Caracas Bay
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    JOIDES Resolution



  22. Poot Peak

    Snapshot Title: Poot Peak
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Partial panoramic of Bishop's Beach in Homer Alaska
    Image Owner: Kip Granson



    Description:

    Old "Chocolate Drop"!



  23. 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.



  24. 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?



  25. 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.



  26. 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.



  27. 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)



  28. 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.



  29. 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.



  30. 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



  31. 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?



  32. 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.



  33. 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...



  34. 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.



  35. 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



  36. 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



  37. 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.



  38. Ptygmatic folds?

    Snapshot Title: Ptygmatic folds?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Apparently -- a bit blurry



  39. 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?



  40. 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



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