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Rocky Mountains Alberta Canada 6th August 1982

Rocky Mountains Alberta Canada 6th August 1982
The scale of the fabulous compressional tectonic features of the Front Ranges of the Rocky Mountains are definitely best appreciated from the air and the participants in our Mobil Oil field seminar were privileged to have an overflight of the Rockies on the last day of the course.

I was living in The Hague, the Netherlands, at this time and working on the sub-surface Alpine tectonics in the North Sea. Superficially the Geology of Holland is pretty boring but 1000m below the surface in the Dutch offshore all hell breaks loose and believe it or not it looks just like this! It could be a seismic cross-section through the Lower Cretaceous oil fields in Block Q1. The subsurface oil and gas fields in the Foothills west of Calgary are trapped in analogous thrust anticlines.

grobi358, raingirl, Nouchetdu38, Marco F. Delminho and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo

15 comments - The latest ones
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Impressive scenery; well captured.
7 months ago.
Loose_Grip club
has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thanks Jaap.
7 months ago.
Berny club
very interesting formation!
7 months ago.
Loose_Grip club
has replied to Berny club
To see it exposed in a mountain side like this is amazing.
7 months ago. Edited 7 months ago.
Annemarie club
fantastic pano
7 months ago.
Loose_Grip club
has replied to Annemarie club
Thanks Annemarie.
7 months ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Pete
I like this picture very much!
It is an amazing view!!!
Always difficult to get nice pics from a plane, but here you managed well....
Best Wishes, a nice weekend, and stay safe!!
7 months ago.
Loose_Grip club
has replied to Peter_Private_Box club
Thanks very much Peter. Hope you had a good weekend.
7 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Je ziet goed hoe de berg milarden jaren geleden is gevormd
7 months ago.
Loose_Grip club
has replied to Fred Fouarge club
Very true Fred. Thanks.
7 months ago.
raingirl club
wow - you are flying so low there! at least it seems like you are only a little bit above the tops of the mountains on the right. Indeed magnificent. Having the tip of the wing gives good perspective. lovely details, and the strata is amazing to see from where you were!

my brother is a geomorphologist and has always been into rocks so i've always been told about these crazy type details. didn't rub off on me except for my awe of mountains.

found and loved through the group 'flickr refugees'.
i'd love to have this in my group 'naturey crap - crappy nature' [name explained on group page] - if you want.
7 months ago. Edited 7 months ago.
Loose_Grip club
has replied to raingirl club
Thanks. We were flying very low and when the clouds started to come in it seemed too low! The pilot decided to turn back for safety's sake. For a geomorphologist like your brother or a geologist like me the Rockies are incredible, especially from the air. I will add the pic to your group.
7 months ago.
raingirl club
has replied to Loose_Grip club
thanks for adding to my group - and for joining. i hope it brings you some pleasure - it's really any type of nature photo, but from a group of friendly people who don't judge other people's nature photos.

i am going to point my brother to your photo! i know he'll enjoy it.
7 months ago.
grobi358 club
Awesome shot and structure! Great!
6 months ago.
Loose_Grip club
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