Jaap van 't Veen

Jaap van 't Veen

Posted on 09/18/2017


Photo taken on June 15, 2008



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USA - Arizona, Petrified Forest National Park

USA - Arizona, Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park is well known for its abundant number of fossils, especially fallen trees that lived in the Late Triassic Period, about 225 million years ago. The park is home to some of the most impressive fossils ever found and more are being discovered each year as erosion exposes new evidence. Fossils found here show the forest was once a tropical region, filled with towering trees; more than 150 different species of fossilized plants have been discovered.

When trees were toppled by volcanic eruptions, they were swept away by flowing water and deposited in marshes and covered with mud and volcanic ash. Buried under layers of sediment, the logs remained buried for millions and millions of years undergoing an extremely slow process of petrification, which essentially turned the logs to colourful stone. Much of the park’s petrified wood is from Araucarioxylon arizonicum trees (an extinct species of conifer).

The beautiful colours in the petrified wood come mainly from three minerals: pure quartz is white; manganese oxides form blue, purple, black and brown; and iron oxides provide hues from yellow through red to brown.

Theodore Roosevelt created Petrified Forest National Monument on December 8, 1906. Petrified Forest was designated as a national park on December 9, 1962.

(Main picture was taken along the Giant Logs Trail, behind the rainbow Forest Museum. The colourful collared lizard is quite common in the park during summer months.)

Elena M, Karp Panta, Chriss, feu follet - vaglumo and 120 other people have particularly liked this photo


110 comments - The latest ones
John Cass
John Cass
Brilliant capture, wonderful light, colours and great detail --- thanks for the info, very interesting.
13 months ago.
Edward Bowthorpe
Edward Bowthorpe
Brilliant Jaap,eddie,
13 months ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
What a lovely capture, such a beautiful creature. And thanks for the information, I didn't know about this
13 months ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Excellent picture, great colors and tonalities.
And as usual, the perfect note, thank you Jaap.
13 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Splendid shot and very interesting notes!
13 months ago.
Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes
Very beautiful picture and interesting commentary !
Have a nice week.
13 months ago.
Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38
Great shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
13 months ago.
Erhard Bernstein
Erhard Bernstein
Great shot and fine PiPs!
13 months ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Terrific series of shots and great info Jaap
13 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome capture, PIPs, and info!
13 months ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
magic.........
13 months ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Lovely shot Jaap and the photos in the Notes are fascinating! :)
13 months ago.
Schussentäler
Schussentäler
stunning pictures
13 months ago.
Riet Van Vliet
Riet Van Vliet
Wat een prachtige foto, En de hagedis komt mooi uit tegen dat versteende hout.
13 months ago.
tatranka7
tatranka7
Interesting moment, super photo...
13 months ago.
annaig56
annaig56
trop beau
13 months ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
c'est superbe*********************
belle semaine Jaap !
13 months ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
amazing fossils very well taken and the little guest is a gift , great details!
13 months ago.
Smiley Derleth
Smiley Derleth
Excellent illustrated geological travelogue. I love those inset trees, and the wonderful verdigris lizard.
13 months ago.
Sonia Roosen
Sonia Roosen
Deze heeft zich nog laten zien en je hebt hem nog op foto kunnen vastleggen, Jaap...
't is alleen een beetje lang geleden hé...anders toch mijn felicitaties!
13 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Sonia Roosen
Ik heb nog zoveel moois om te uploaden, maar ja kom tijd te kort.
13 months ago.
Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger
Excellent series and interesting information and a great lizard captured to go with it.
13 months ago.
micritter
micritter
Wonderful series of photos, and an excellent close-up of the beautifully colored lizard.
13 months ago.
Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele
Sehr schöne Aufnahme
13 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WOW, such a terrific capture, Jaap ! Happy week to you !!!
13 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
A very colourful creature! Great PiP's and information Yaap!!
13 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
Wonderful info and a splendid shot Jaap.
13 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
An excellent image Jaap, thank you for posting to Fur, Fin and Feather.
13 months ago.
Der Wandersmann
Der Wandersmann
Excellent shots, Jaap! I've seldom seen such good ones! And the lizard ... wonderful!
13 months ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
Stunning !*****
13 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
What a beautiful shot of both the petrified wood and the lizard.
13 months ago.
Graham Chance
Graham Chance
Super capture Jaap. Love the colours in the lizard. They contrast well with the background rocks. Nice PiPs too.
13 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Graham Chance
Thank you for your comment.
By the way the background are not rocks, but is a petrified log.
13 months ago.
Yves Saulnier
Yves Saulnier
Très bel animal,merci pour les explications.
13 months ago.
Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase
It is very interesting and beautiful!
Happy week to you!
13 months ago.
Clyde Sostand
Clyde Sostand
Great shot..
13 months ago.
sunlight
sunlight
Very interesting and nice photo !
13 months ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
Congrats on Explore, Jaap !
13 months ago.
Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew
Sehr sehr interessant Jaap..tolle Aufnahmen von den versteinerten Bäumen und dann noch dieser Dino ;)
13 months ago.
Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
Superb capture
13 months ago.
Liliane LR
Liliane LR
Superbe contraste !
13 months ago.
•●•Line,
•●•Line,
Une superbe prise...!
Très belle sa toque! ;-)
13 months ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Wow, what a fantastic series of shots! I would love to visit there someday.
13 months ago.
photosofghosts
photosofghosts
Very well captured ! Nice colours and light.
All the best
13 months ago.
Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas
wonderful shot and place, so oldie fosils
13 months ago.
Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard
Une belle photo bien composée avec ce joli lézard........et un résumé très intéressant ! thank you
13 months ago.
Soeradjoen
Soeradjoen
Die staat er prachtig op Jaap.
13 months ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
HOW INTERESTING ! Something I sure would have loved to see ....
Excellent photograph, Jaap !
13 months ago.
Maria W.
Maria W.
Superbe!!! :)))
13 months ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
A great series of images, Jaap. Amazing stuff. The lizard is so pretty.
13 months ago.
Leo W
Leo W
what unusual nature. congrats to this phantastic shot with the lizard
13 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Fascinating series of shots! And the lizard is gorgeous!
13 months ago.
Nanette
Nanette
belle prise. superbe
13 months ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
Superbe capture.. bravo Jaap
13 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Stunning series Jaap !
13 months ago.
Katja
Katja
Stark!!!
13 months ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
Mooie plaatje.
13 months ago.
Iona
Iona
Belle capture !
13 months ago.
Jean
Jean
Amazing shot.
13 months ago.
Biobauer
Biobauer
Sehr beeindruckend.
13 months ago.
Rymie Jolie
Rymie Jolie
Impressionnant!
13 months ago.
Boro
Boro
SUPERBE
13 months ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Exceptional series, Jaap! So beautiful and informative !The lizard really looks stunning!
Have a great day.
13 months ago.
HappySnapper
HappySnapper
Great photo and interesting documentary Jaap.
13 months ago.
Winscha
Winscha
Sea aïeux étaient les seigneurs de la Terre.La race des sauriens a dominé la vie avant de disparaitre à la fin du crétacé, subitement.
Ces petits gardiens de l'ombre sont les héritiers des lointains maîtres du monde.
Avec leur air inquiet, leurs yeux sévères, leur port altier, leur crêtes dragonnes, ils semblent s'en souvenir .
13 months ago.
Pachelbel Canon
Pachelbel Canon
Great place and beautiful photograph !
13 months ago.
Nathalie D
Nathalie D
Les couleurs sont superbes!
13 months ago.
Hélène chevillard
Hélène chevillard
Magnifique !!!!
13 months ago.
menonfire
menonfire
Eine äußerst imposante Gegend !
13 months ago.
Esther
Esther
He's a beautiful lizard. I like the way you captured him against the petrified wood.
13 months ago.
Guy Bacca
Guy Bacca
Belles photos de cet endroit étonnant... et fantastique !
13 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Have a great day, Jaap.
13 months ago.
Eliana
Eliana
Belas fotos e um lagarto encantador ♥
13 months ago.
Nada BN
Nada BN
Lovely photo of this very special fellow! best regards from Slovenia Nada BN
13 months ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Congratulations. Well done.
13 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Thanks for the visits, Jaap.
13 months ago.
Pat29
Pat29
beautiful capture Jaap
13 months ago.
Martin Hogarth
Martin Hogarth
Looks a great place for photography, like the image nice clear shot.
13 months ago.
Lucette
Lucette
Belle rencontre !!
13 months ago.
Adele
Adele
Fantastic capture, excellent series Jaap!
13 months ago.
sea-herdorf
sea-herdorf
sehr schön hast Du die Farben des Leguans oder der Eidechse heraus gearbeitet, Jaap,
freundliche Grüße und einen angenehmen Abend,
Erich
13 months ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Wonderful photo! Love it!
13 months ago.
Diana Australis
Diana Australis
What a fantastic photo, Jaap. Love it!
13 months ago.
Robert Warren
Robert Warren
Super nice!
13 months ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
Marvellous colours and a very beautiful photo, Jaap.
Congratulations on Explore!
13 months ago. Edited 13 months ago.
Monique Tosan
Monique Tosan
Jolie prise , jolies couleurs...
13 months ago.
Kama 56
Kama 56
les traces du passé d'un foret flamboyante à un désert aride.
13 months ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
stunning !
great and tender colours !
13 months ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
A lovely shot and a great find. Unusual colours and markings. Well captured Jaap
13 months ago.
Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy
A lovely colorful dragon.The petrified trees are very impressive. Thank you very much for the interesting explanation.
13 months ago.
Plooifiets
Plooifiets
Mooi diertje.
13 months ago.
Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd
A fantastic capture Jaap. The colours of the creature are amazing, as are those of the background. Your informative notes are much appreciated.
13 months ago.
Robert Tuffier
Robert Tuffier
superbe et bien expliqué
13 months ago.
Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo
Excelente toma.
13 months ago.
Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Excellente capture!!
13 months ago.
Frank Roolooth
Frank Roolooth
Excellent shot, it looks like a great place to visit.
13 months ago.
Philippe Delmer
Philippe Delmer
Très belle prise dans la lumière !
13 months ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Wonderful shot here. Well done Jaap Regards Tess. Great Info
13 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Fabulous colours!
13 months ago.
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Simply..amazing!!!!
and thanks for the so interesting info!
13 months ago.