February 7, 2019

ARIZONA: Kaleidoscope of Color - desert sunset

Tucson Sunset


Dramatic fiery clouds at sunset: N Swan Rd, Tucson, Arizona (90s)


Tucson Sunset
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January 30, 2019

NEW MEXICO: Dried Corn Cobs - Taos

Dried decorative corn cobs 'maize'


Dried corn cob hanging on wall, Taos, New Mexico


Dried Corn Cobs
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NEW MEXICO


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January 19, 2019

ARIZONA: Holbrook - Petrified wood & Route 66

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Route 66 the Petrified Forest National Park


Holbrook water tower at dusk, Holbrook, Arizona


Holbrook, AZ


Holbrook is an attraction for Route 66 tourists in Arizona and
also this is a gate of the Petrified Forest National Park.




Petrified wood & Route 66
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January 12, 2019

NAVAJO NATION: Mitchell Mesa - oljato-Monument Valley

Mitchell Mesa


Mitchell Mesa, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, oljato-monument valley, NAVAJO NATION - AZ/UT


Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
oljato-monument valley
NAVAJO NATION



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January 8, 2019

HAWAII : Blue Marlin - Big Island

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Blue Marlin


Marlin Sportfishing in Kona, Big Island, Hawaii


Honokohau Harbor
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M a r l i n


A marlin is a fish from the family Istiophoridae. It has an elongated body, a spear-like snout or bill, and a long, rigid dorsal fin which extends forward to form a crest. Its common name is thought to derive from its resemblance to a sailor's marlinspike. Even more so than their close relatives, the scombrids, marlins are fast swimmers, reaching speeds of about 80 km/h (50 mph).

The larger species include the Atlantic blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, which can reach 5 m (16.4 ft) in length and 818 kg (1,803 lb) in weight and the black marlin, Istiompax indica, which can reach in excess of 5 m (16.4 ft) in length and 670 kg (1,480 lb) in weight. They are popular sporting fish in tropical areas.


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January 6, 2019

ARIZONA: Petrified Forest National Park - 珪化木

Petrified wood - 珪化木


A petrified log in the Petrified Forest, Petrified Forest National Park, Holbrook, Arizona


Petrified Forest National Park
holbrook
ARIZONA



Fossils     

During the Late Triassic, downed trees accumulating in river channels in what became the park were buried periodically by sediment containing volcanic ash. Groundwater dissolved silica (silicon dioxide) from the ash and carried it into the logs, where it formed quartz crystals that gradually replaced the organic matter. Traces of iron oxide and other substances combined with the silica to create varied colors in the petrified wood.

In Petrified Forest National Park, most of the logs in the park retained their original external form during petrification but lost their internal structure. However, a small fraction of the logs and most of the park's petrified animal bones have cells and other spaces that are mineral-filled but still retain much of their original organic structure. With these permineralized fossils, it is possible to study the cellular make-up of the original organisms with the aid of a microscope. Other organic matter—typically leaves, seeds, cones, pollen grains, spores, small stems, and fish, insect, and animal remains—have been preserved in the park as compression fossils, flattened by the weight of the sediments above until only a thin film remains in the rock.

Much of the park’s petrified wood is from Araucarioxylon arizonicum trees, while some found in the northern part of the park is from Woodworthia arizonica and Schilderia adamanica trees. At least nine species of fossil trees from the park have been identified; all are extinct. The park has many other kinds of fossils besides trees. The Chinle, considered one of the richest Late Triassic fossil-plant deposits in the world, contains more than 200 fossil plant taxa. Plant groups represented in the park include lycopods, ferns, cycads, conifers, ginkgoes, as well as unclassified forms. The park has also produced many fossil vertebrates—including giant crocodile-like reptiles called phytosaurs, large salamander-like amphibians called Buettneria, and early dinosaurs—and invertebrates, including freshwater snails and clams.


化石化

三畳紀後期には、公園になった場所で川の水路に溜まった樹木が火山灰を含む堆積物によって定期的に埋められました。地下水は灰からシリカ(二酸化ケイ素)を溶かして丸太に運びました、そこでそれは次第に有機物を置き換えた水晶を形成しました。微量の酸化鉄や他の物質がシリカと結合して、石化した木にさまざまな色を作り出します。

化石の森国立公園では、公園内の丸太の大部分は石化の際にもともとの外形を保っていましたが、その内部構造を失いました。しかし、丸太のほんの一部と公園の動物化された動物の骨のほとんどには、ミネラルで満たされた細胞や他のスペースがありますが、それでも元の有機構造の多くが残っています。これらの鉱物質化石では、顕微鏡を使って元の生物の細胞構成を調べることができます。他の有機物、通常は葉、種子、円錐形、花粉、胞子、小茎、魚、昆虫、動物の遺骨などは、圧縮堆積物として公園内に保存されています。映画は岩の中に残る。

公園の珪化木の大部分はAraucarioxylon arizonicumの木からのものですが、公園の北部に見られるものはWoodworthia arizonicaとSchilderia adamanicaの木からのものです。公園から少なくとも9種の化石の木が確認されています。すべてが絶滅しています。公園には木以外にもたくさんの化石があります。世界で最も豊かな後期三畳紀の化石植物の堆積物の1つと考えられているシンレは、200以上の化石植物の分類群を含んでいます。公園内で代表される植物群には、コイ類、シダ、ソテツ、針葉樹、イチョウ、および未分類の形態が含まれます。この公園では、ファイトサウルスと呼ばれる巨大なワニのような爬虫類、ビュットネリアと呼ばれる大型のサンショウウオのような両生類、そして初期の恐竜を含む多くの化石脊椎動物、淡水産のカタツムリとアサリを含む無脊椎動物も生産されています。




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