Sunday, April 27, 2008

Daily Photo - More from Wadi el Hitan, Faiyum

More photos today from the Valley of the Whales. The first shows part of the trail with one of the many shelters where you can stand to read the information boards out of the direct heat. In the background the natural sandstone looks terrific. The second photograph shows different layers of geological activity in the different textures and colours. Third, all that remains of the tree trunk are the fossilized burrows of wood-consuming worm shaped molluscs wich preserve the shape of the tree. The penultimate photograph shows the preserved roots of a mangrove swamp. Finally, some of the many wind-sculpted sandstone remnants.

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