Low tide reveals the rocks and algae at Paignton Harbor in England
Located near Beech Mountain, Banner Elk and the small town of Elk Park is the impressive Elk River Falls (formerly called Big Falls) in Pisgah National Forest. This 50-ft. North Carolina mountain waterfall cascades over a rock cliff and into a picturesque oval pool.
The geologic history of Acadia National Park, Maine stretches back in time through millions of years to the formation of the oldest rocks on Mount Desert Island and continues to the present with the persistent forces of erosion. Evidence of this rich geologic past can be seen across the island, along rocky shorelines and atop windswept mountains.
Continuing posting of images converted from slides, now images from United States.
Devils Tower is a laccolithic butte composed of igneous rock in the Bear Lodge Mountains in northeastern Wyoming. Image circa 1985.
A rock formation in stark contrast to the clouds and mountains on Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina
The low clouds in the background seem to be in the same formation as the rocks in the foreground …..
A well designed garden with rocks, flowers, a tree and greenery makes a nice composition
Half Dome is a granite dome at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California. It is a well-known rock formation in the park, named for its distinct shape. One side is a sheer face while the other three sides are smooth and round, making it appear like a dome cut in half. The granite crest rises more than 4,737 ft (1,444 m) above the valley floor and stands nearly 8,800 feet above sea level
Half Dome as viewed from Glacier Point (approximately 7,200 feet height).
Perched up high on the rocks to view the vista of Blue Ridge Mountains in the Fall
A majestic rock formation reaches towards the clouds and sky at Chimney Rock State Park in North Carolina …
At the start of the Skyline trail just above the top of Chimney Rock, one may notice a menacing rock face peering out over the Gorge. On even closer inspection, it appears to have taken on the countenance of evil incarnate – it’s the Devil’s Head! How did this rock form itself into such a shape?
A long time ago a huge sheet of rock slid down the mountainside and broke into many pieces, one of which came to rest on this ledge. The facial features of the boulder are due to differential weathering of Henderson Gneiss rock. More resistant parts of the rock form the eyebrow, nose, chin and ear, while softer layers have eroded out, shaping the eye and the mouth.
They seem like unending mountain ranges against a blue sky, as seen in this rock formation framed view from top of Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park, CA