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Friday Field Foto #87: Cobble beach on Patagonian lake

June 19, 2009

This week’s Friday Field Foto is from a cobble beach along the shores of Lago Nordenskjold in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia. I was in this area earlier this year to run a field conference and do some field work and spent a few days to do a little hiking in the national park.

Lago Nordenskjold cobble beach, Chile (© 2009 clastic detritus)

By the way, the beach is at the foot of this:

Los Cuernos del Paine, Chile, in the early morning light (© 2009 clastic detritus)

Ah hah! That’s where the comparable proportions of light and dark cobbles come from.

Happy Friday!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. lockwooddewitt permalink
    June 19, 2009 9:56 am

    Those mountains are beautiful and surreal. Stunning!

  2. June 19, 2009 10:31 am

    Wow! I thought the beach photo was cool, but those mountains are amazing!

  3. June 20, 2009 11:23 am

    Neat pebble composition, and of course the Cuernos are stunning!

  4. Alessandro permalink
    June 25, 2009 9:55 pm

    It’s a little example, but again, the way you show things , Brian, points out to the talent that you have in explaining things so that everybody understand its. You remind me of Descartes: it’s better to walk slowly and steady on a sure path than quickly and unsafely on an unclear one. The cobble beach example is something all geoscientists know about from books, yet I wonder how many really “saw” it so clearly in nature. The “ah, hah!” way, it’s how real knowledge builds up in one’s mind.

  5. July 8, 2009 2:02 pm

    Alessandro … thanks much for the kind words!

  6. September 3, 2009 7:10 pm

    Beautiful pictures.
    love and light
    solange

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