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Don Duggan-Haas's Snapshots

  1. Dinosaur Bones

    Snapshot Title: Dinosaur Bones
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Looking Down on Dinosaur Ridge 2
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    This site has a jumble of dinosaur bones preserved in ancient stream deposits. The bones are a dark brownish-red in the paler sandstone. The largest bone (behind the yellow-leafed tree in this picture...



  2. Clastic Dike

    Snapshot Title: Clastic Dike
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Pinnacles Overlook, Badlands National Park
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    Pinnacles overlook includes views of several clastic dikes.



  3. "Brontosaurus Bumps"

    Snapshot Title: "Brontosaurus Bumps"
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Looking Down on Dinosaur Ridge
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    This site has so-called, "Brontosaurus Bumps" (because Apatosaurus Bumps doesn't have as nice ring to it). These are impressions made the massive (18 ton) beasts as they walked. You can just make them...



  4. Dinosaur Bones!

    Snapshot Title: Dinosaur Bones!
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Looking Down on Dinosaur Ridge
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    This site brims with dinosaur bones. I took this fairly small Gigapan in the interest of speed and dying batteries in the Gigapan itself. The camera was set to 5x. If it'd been at full zoom, (10x) I t...



  5. The decommissioned Ontario Power Company Generating Station

    Snapshot Title: The decommissioned Ontario Power Company Generating Station
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: The Horseshoe Falls from Goat Island
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    This power plant was in service from 1905 until 1999 and is now mothballed. Niagara Falls provided the power for some of the first commercial electric power in the world.



  6. Horizontal Layering

    Snapshot Title: Horizontal Layering
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: The Horseshoe Falls from Goat Island
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    The layers of the sedimentary rock that form the Niagara Gorge are very nearly horizontal, and were exactly horizontal when they formed in a warm shallow see about 400 million years ago.



  7. The photographer

    Snapshot Title: The photographer
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Balanced Rock Trail at Devil's Lake State Park, Baraboo, Wisconsin
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    Don Duggan-Haas



  8. Devil's Doorway

    Snapshot Title: Devil's Doorway
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Devil's Doorway, Devil's Lake State Park, Baraboo, Wisconsin
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    Is that a g-g-ghost?



  9. Three Sisters

    Snapshot Title: Three Sisters
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Rock City, Olean, NY
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    These trees are over 100 years old, but are small due to the limited nourishment they can draw from the thin layer of soil on the rock face.



  10. The Duggans

    Snapshot Title: The Duggans
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Kinzua Bridge 3
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    Chatting it up on the old viewing platform.



  11. A hiker shows the scale of the falls.

    Snapshot Title: A hiker shows the scale of the falls.
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Taughannock Falls, May 3, 2011
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    Taughannock Falls are 215' high, dwarfing this lone hiker.



  12. Cross-bedding in the ancient sediment

    Snapshot Title: Cross-bedding in the ancient sediment
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Balanced Rock Trail at Devil's Lake State Park, Baraboo, Wisconsin
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    The rock is the Baraboo Quartzite. Quartzite is metamorphosed sandstone, and the Baraboo Quartzite is 1.7 billion years old. That means you are looking at what was once layers of sand near an acient s...



  13. Trail Marker

    Snapshot Title: Trail Marker
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Balanced Rock Trail at Devil's Lake State Park, Baraboo, Wisconsin
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    The trail is remarkably well hidden within the boulder field. While it has many stairs and is therefore not for everyone, it easily navigable by those who can handle lots of stairs.



  14. Balanced Rock from below

    Snapshot Title: Balanced Rock from below
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Balanced Rock Trail at Devil's Lake State Park, Baraboo, Wisconsin
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    To see Balanced Rock from another perspective, click here: picasaweb.google.com/TFG.VFE/DevilSLake2011#5628980039506066482 Will open in a new tab or window



  15. Why does the rock look the way it does?

    Snapshot Title: Why does the rock look the way it does?
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Peralta Trail Panorama; the Superstition Mountains of Arizona
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    The rock in this snapshot looks quite a bit different from other rocks along Peralta Trail (and like some other rocks too). What kinds of rock are present here? What does that tell us about how the Su...



  16. Dancing Man

    Snapshot Title: Dancing Man
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Peralta Trail Panorama; the Superstition Mountains of Arizona
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    Well, a cactus that looks like a dancing man.



  17. 1.7 Billion Year Old Ripple Marks! That are Vertical!

    Snapshot Title: 1.7 Billion Year Old Ripple Marks! That are Vertical!
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Baraboo Syncline/Baraboo Quartzite -- Ableman's Gorge
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    These ripple marks, and all the others in this incredible wall of Baraboo Quartzite, were laid down 1.7 billion years ago on a sandy sea bottom, probably not too far from a shore.



  18. The cranky photographer

    Snapshot Title: The cranky photographer
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Baraboo Syncline/Baraboo Quartzite -- Ableman's Gorge
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    I'd been having trouble with my camera and Gigapan unit and wasn't sure things were working write, so I was eyeing the camera with frustrated suspicion. Apparently that was unwarranted.



  19. Hikers coming down from Balanced Rock

    Snapshot Title: Hikers coming down from Balanced Rock
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Across Devil's Lake toward Balanced Rock
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    The Balanced Rock Trail is integrated into the field of quartzite bouders. While relatively easy to see in the wooded parts of the trail, the steps are blended in with the unusual natural environment ...



  20. Hikers on their way to Balanced Rock

    Snapshot Title: Hikers on their way to Balanced Rock
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Devil's Lake from South Shore Drive #1
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    These hikers have made it most of the way to Balanced Rock.



  21. Enjoying the view

    Snapshot Title: Enjoying the view
    Taken by: Don Duggan-Haas

    Image: Chickies Rock 1
    Image Owner: Don Duggan-Haas



    Description:

    The image shows the view from the bottom of Chickies Rock, but the view from above is worth taking in as well.