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Mike Plautz's Snapshots

  1. The Big Sink

    Snapshot Title: The Big Sink
    Taken by: Mike Plautz

    Image: Craters of the Moon Panorama
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    A lava pond and the levee that contained it.



  2. Round Knoll Kipuka

    Snapshot Title: Round Knoll Kipuka
    Taken by: Mike Plautz

    Image: Craters of the Moon Panorama
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    This slight rise in the plain that was not covered by the lava flow and created a small 'island of life' in the vast lava flow.



  3. Bench

    Snapshot Title: Bench
    Taken by: Mike Plautz

    Image: Makoshika State Park from Pine on the Rocks campground
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    A nice spot to view the sunrise.



  4. A hoodoo

    Snapshot Title: A hoodoo
    Taken by: Mike Plautz

    Image: Makoshika State Park from Pine on the Rocks campground
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    The harder capstone rock is more resistant to erosion than the softer material below it.



  5. The K-T Boundary

    Snapshot Title: The K-T Boundary
    Taken by: Mike Plautz

    Image: Makoshika and the K-T Boundary
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    The Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary. The Yellow above is



  6. The Gigapan Mobile

    Snapshot Title: The Gigapan Mobile
    Taken by: Mike Plautz

    Image: Ringing Rocks
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    A bit dirty but that's what you get when you're out and about gigapanning.



  7. Shattercone petrified shockwave

    Snapshot Title: Shattercone petrified shockwave
    Taken by: Mike Plautz

    Image: Beaverhead Impact Structure Shattercones
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    The texture of the sandstone exhibits the petrified shockwave captured in the sandstone following an asteroid impact.



  8. Tree Rings

    Snapshot Title: Tree Rings
    Taken by: Mike Plautz

    Image: Gallatin Petrified Forest
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    Annual rings captured in the petrified wood



  9. Quoth the Raven

    Snapshot Title: Quoth the Raven
    Taken by: Mike Plautz

    Image: Beaverhead Rock, Montana
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    "Nevermore"



  10. Round-leafed alum root

    Snapshot Title: Round-leafed alum root
    Taken by: Mike Plautz

    Image: Niehart, MT Road Cut
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    Genus Heuchera



  11. 1000 ml water bottle

    Snapshot Title: 1000 ml water bottle
    Taken by: Mike Plautz

    Image: Niehart, MT Road Cut
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    For a bit of scale



  12. Travertine

    Snapshot Title: Travertine
    Taken by: Mike Plautz

    Image: Beaverhead Rock, Montana
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    ??



  13. A gneiss

    Snapshot Title: A gneiss
    Taken by: Mike Plautz

    Image: Niehart, MT Road Cut
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    ??



  14. Pinto diorite

    Snapshot Title: Pinto diorite
    Taken by: Mike Plautz

    Image: Niehart, MT Road Cut
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    but a bit out of focus... oops



  15. Wild Flowers

    Snapshot Title: Wild Flowers
    Taken by: Mike Plautz

    Image: Gallatin Petrified Forest
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    Bluebells of some type. Genus Mertensia



  16. Petrified Stump

    Snapshot Title: Petrified Stump
    Taken by: Mike Plautz

    Image: Gallatin Petrified Forest
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    A large chunk of petrified wood. Sorry for the lack of scale. Perhaps the flowers at the base can give you some idea.



  17. Appliance Graveyard

    Snapshot Title: Appliance Graveyard
    Taken by: Mike Plautz

    Image: Sluice Boxes State Park
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    Where appliances go to die