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Callan Bentley's Snapshots

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  1. 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.



  2. 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...



  3. 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.



  4. 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



  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:

    of the Gros Ventre or Gallatin formation



  6. 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.



  7. Ptygmatic folds?

    Snapshot Title: Ptygmatic folds?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Apparently -- a bit blurry



  8. 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?



  9. 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



  10. A complicated

    Snapshot Title: A complicated
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    little area



  11. Granite dike

    Snapshot Title: Granite dike
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Cross-cutting gneissic banding



  12. 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:

    .



  13. 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... :)



  14. Smoke Monster?

    Snapshot Title: Smoke Monster?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: India Gate_1
    Image Owner: aayush bansal



    Description:

    (from LOST)



  15. 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.



  16. Summit

    Snapshot Title: Summit
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    of Mt. Stephen



  17. 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!



  18. Birdhouse

    Snapshot Title: Birdhouse
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    with a square doorway



  19. Birdhouse &

    Snapshot Title: Birdhouse &
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    laundry line pulley



  20. Andrew

    Snapshot Title: Andrew
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    Calves being bit by bugs!



  21. Stromatolite

    Snapshot Title: Stromatolite
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    hollowed out, apparently, by erosion



  22. Ed

    Snapshot Title: Ed
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    with sample bags



  23. Lone Wolf

    Snapshot Title: Lone Wolf
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    geologizing on his own



  24. 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.



  25. Amphibolite boudin

    Snapshot Title: Amphibolite boudin
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  26. Camper van

    Snapshot Title: Camper van
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    parked on BLM land



  27. Tents

    Snapshot Title: Tents
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    in a campsite



  28. Foliation

    Snapshot Title: Foliation
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    and jointing



  29. 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.



  30. Granite dike

    Snapshot Title: Granite dike
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Beartrap Canyon, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    cutting foliated Archean basement



  31. Apparent offset

    Snapshot Title: Apparent offset
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Deer Mountain Tephra Unconformity
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Is this a fault?



  32. Imbrication

    Snapshot Title: Imbrication
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Carmel Valley River Depoits
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Pattern suggests that the current flow was from the right towards the left.



  33. Butte or mesa?

    Snapshot Title: Butte or mesa?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Boar's Tusk and Killpecker Dunes, Wyoming
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    I'd say this one's on the borderline.



  34. Moo bear

    Snapshot Title: Moo bear
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Boar's Tusk and Killpecker Dunes, Wyoming
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Common in these parts.



  35. Detritus

    Snapshot Title: Detritus
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Boar's Tusk and Killpecker Dunes, Wyoming
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Shale, marlstone, limestone, and sandstone fragments weathered off of White Mountain, an escarpment of Eocene-aged Green River Formation to the west.



  36. Dune partially stabilized by vegetation

    Snapshot Title: Dune partially stabilized by vegetation
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Boar's Tusk and Killpecker Dunes, Wyoming
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  37. The Killpecker Dunes

    Snapshot Title: The Killpecker Dunes
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Boar's Tusk and Killpecker Dunes, Wyoming
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    so named because of their insalubrious effects on the bodily functions of the U.S. Cavalry.



  38. The Boar's Tusk

    Snapshot Title: The Boar's Tusk
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Boar's Tusk and Killpecker Dunes, Wyoming
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    A volcanic neck of "Wyomingite" from a Pleistocene-aged volcanic complex called the Leucite Hills.



  39. Round thing =

    Snapshot Title: Round thing =
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Castle Gardens, Wyoming
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Indian shield motif petroglyph



  40. Checking out the Indian petroglyphs

    Snapshot Title: Checking out the Indian petroglyphs
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Castle Gardens, Wyoming
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Sheild motifs galore.



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