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Snapshots

  1. The Other Trackway

    Snapshot Title: The Other Trackway
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Mleisa 1 Fossil Track Site
    Image Owner: Nathan Craig



    Description:

    This is a lone elephant trackway that crosses that of the main herd.



  2. Loss of light

    Snapshot Title: Loss of light
    Taken by: Nathan Craig

    Image: Mleisa 1 Fossil Track Site
    Image Owner: Nathan Craig



    Description:

    To improve the lighting, the track site was photographed late in the day. Raking light helps to define the low relief footprints. However, the rapidly setting sun also translated into a loss of light ...



  3. Barchan Dune

    Snapshot Title: Barchan Dune
    Taken by: Nathan Craig

    Image: Mleisa 1 Fossil Track Site
    Image Owner: Nathan Craig



    Description:

    Barchan sand dune on the edge of the tracksite.

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  4. Paleontologist and Geologist inspect the fosil trackway

    Snapshot Title: Paleontologist and Geologist inspect the fosil trackway
    Taken by: Nathan Craig

    Image: Mleisa 1 Fossil Track Site
    Image Owner: Nathan Craig



    Description:

    Faysal Bibi (paleontologist) and Mathieu Schuster (geologist) studying the fosil track site.



  5. Ghost kite pilot

    Snapshot Title: Ghost kite pilot
    Taken by: Nathan Craig

    Image: Mleisa 1 Fossil Track Site
    Image Owner: Nathan Craig



    Description:

    The legs of Nathan Craig. The upper half of the body was blended away. Nathan Craig is flying the fled kite shown in another snapshot.



  6. Shadow of kite

    Snapshot Title: Shadow of kite
    Taken by: Nathan Craig

    Image: Mleisa 1 Fossil Track Site
    Image Owner: Nathan Craig



    Description:

    This is the shadow that was produced by a Fled kite. Nathan Craig was using this kite to lift a camera in order to take low elevation aerial photographs of the fosil tracks.



  7. Shadow of gigapn

    Snapshot Title: Shadow of gigapn
    Taken by: Nathan Craig

    Image: Mleisa 1 Fossil Track Site
    Image Owner: Nathan Craig



    Description:

    This is the shadow of the gigapan head and Canon PowerShot SX120IS camera.



  8. Fossil footprints made by Stegotetrabelodon

    Snapshot Title: Fossil footprints made by Stegotetrabelodon
    Taken by: Nathan Craig

    Image: Mleisa 1 Fossil Track Site
    Image Owner: Nathan Craig



    Description:

    These footprints were probably created by the extinct creature known as a Stegotetrabelodon.

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