Monday, July 26, 2010

Fossils Everywhere


This small cape is basically made of thousands of them.
Carcavelos Beach

26 comments:

Olivier said...

je trouve pas la traduction de "cape" ? mais l'endroit est sauvage et superbe

Dina said...

All fossils?! I love fossils. Give me a hammer and chisel! Kidding

Joan Elizabeth said...

I never tire of your photos of the sea.

B SQUARED said...

Looks like a great spot on a nice day.

JM said...

@Olivier: I think the french word for cape is 'cap' (i.e. Cap Ferrat).

Sharon said...

Sounds like a place where close inspection might be fun!

Tricia said...

I want to sit on the edge & read a book or dive off - Looks like a beautiful place to do either!

Lisergic Synaesthesiae said...

Like the perspective, with the high horizon and this amazing gradation from blue to earthly colours.

JM said...

@Dina and Sharon: If you look at the top of the cliff you can see many whitish fossils. Darker ones are not so visible in this photo.

Lois said...

I'd like to sit out there too and just watch the water!

Halcyon said...

The water is so beautiful! I love the colors.

Jarart said...

That is amazing!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous place and I love your composition, really gives the feeling of being there, looking down into the water. I never tire of these shots either!

Sylvia

Elisa said...

Thanks a lot for passing by my blog.
Your pictures and blogs are very nice
Best regards from Argentina
Elisa

crocrodyl said...

Lovely view!

Jacob said...

The evolution of our planet is so incredibly interesting. We have areas in the middle of the U.S., high and dry for millions of years, full of fossils from when they were underwater.

Beautiful shot, JM!

VP said...

Awesome view, can only try to imagine the age of such a formation...

joo said...

Beautiful - the colour of the water is amazing! It's so different then northen seas I know:)

jennyfreckles said...

I want to be there! Such turquoise sea.

T. Becque said...

It's fascinating to see fossils buried within "walls" like this - the history! Beautiful scene too.

Laurent said...

Too bad the sea temperature is not warm enough for me ...

Boom Nisanart said...

The color is just fabulous

Tinsie said...

WOW. Amazing info! I love the colour of the sea :-)

Buck said...

So beautiful... I love the contrast of the sea with the land, and the connexion of all the living things inside each one.

Genie said...

The colors are amazing on this "cooling" photo. It is so hot on the Gulf Coast (USA) that we need such visual relief. Merci!

Dean Grey said...

What a gorgeous view!

Makes me want to go for a swim!

-Dean