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Fossil Hunting in Abu Dhabi by Faysal Bibi

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Taken by
Faysal Bibi Faysal Bibi
Explore score
1.18 Gigapixels
Date added
Jan 05, 2011
Date taken
Jan 05, 2011

View of the hills of Shuwayhat, an island just off the Abu Dhabi mainland. All these sediments are ancient river beds that are producing fossils of extinct forms of crocodiles, hippopotamus, monkeys, rhinos, antelopes, elephants, and other beasts. They are about 7 million years old and show that the Arabian desert has in times past been populated by a diverse tropical ecosystem supported by a large network of rivers.

Copy and paste these coordinates into Google Earth and you can see exactly where I was standing: 24° 6'55.52"N 52°25'54.50"E

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.1240 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 1179 megapixels (48720 x 24220 pixels)
Input images: 294 (21 columns by 14 rows)
Field of view: 101.6 degrees wide by 50.5 degrees high (top=18.9, bottom=-31.6)
Vignette correction on: c1=0.108 c2=-0.055
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-01-05 14:42:41 - 2011-01-05 15:18:34
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure time: 0.0005 - 0.003125
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 280.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 37.5 to 47.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 37.3 to 42.5 percent
Computer stats: 3840 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 37:45 (7.7 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 14:21, Projection: 4:35, Blending: 18:49
(Preview finished in 22:12)

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