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Snapshots

  1. background

    Snapshot Title: background
    Taken by: Dror Yaron

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #24 Elves Chasm
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    GigapanMagazine.org Will open in a new tab or window vol 3 issue 1



  2. Hanging Garden

    Snapshot Title: Hanging Garden
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #24 Elves Chasm
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Rock strata transitions allow riparian plants like Maidenhair Ferns, Crimson Monkeyflower, and Columbine to get a foothold. These communities are known as hanging gardens and provide refuge for animal...



  3. Calcium Carbonate Deposits

    Snapshot Title: Calcium Carbonate Deposits
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #24 Elves Chasm
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Calcium Carbonate is dissolved by rainwater from layers in the rock strata above and runs down side streams in the Grand Canyon. Over millenia, the mineral is deposited by the running water and concen...



  4. Circular shapes

    Snapshot Title: Circular shapes
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #24 Elves Chasm
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Maybe these are anchors from old wasp nests or another insect's coccoon anchor, but I don't know for sure. Does anyone have a theory or the answer?



  5. Maidenhair Ferns

    Snapshot Title: Maidenhair Ferns
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #24 Elves Chasm
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Adiantum caillus - Found in shady alcoves near water sources, often growing from cracks in the canyon walls. These suspended ferns are easily identified by fan-shaped suleaflets and black, wiry stems...