Dinosaur National Monument, located on the border between northeast Utah, USA and northwest Colorado, USA, is the only national park area set up to protect a historic dinosaur quarry. It is one of the world’s best windows into the late Jurassic period and is home to an amazing display of fossils from this era. The vast diversity of plant and animal fossils found there helps reveal its ancient environment. (Click here to see my previous post on this monument.)
Along the park’s Fossil Discovery Trail, one can view a few large dinosaur bones and bone fragments that are imbedded in the rock face along the Morrison Formation spur trail. These dinosaurs lived approximately 150 million years ago. Approximately 163 million years ago, the area was an ocean environment. If you look carefully, you can find small clam-like fossils and one-hundred-million-year-old fish scales!
One could definitely get lost in the detail looking at both large and small fossils imbedded in these large rock faces. Fascinating to realize how ancient the remains are!
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is to share a photo that means Lost in the Details to you. (This challenge is about getting lost in the details. Once you’ve found a subject you want to photograph, challenge yourself to work a little further into the scene.)
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