Glacial Till on Cape Breton Island

February 22, 2012


Photographer: Peter Jacobson
Summary Author: Peter Jacobson

The photo above showing glacial till on a terrace cut was taken near Cabot Landing Provincial Park in the northeast corner of Cape Breton Island. The Gulf of St. Lawrence is in the background. This natural cut, approximately 5 ft (1.5 m) in height, demonstrates the heterogeneous and unstructured nature of glacial till. The cobble-sized clasts match well with local granite bedrock, indicating that their provenance must be local. Photo taken on July 27, 2011.

Photo details: Camera Maker: NIKON CORPORATION; Camera Model: NIKON D80; Lens: Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX (AF 11-16mm f/2.8); Focal Length: 11mm (35mm equivalent: 16mm); Aperture: f/7.1; Exposure Time: 0.0050 s (1/200); ISO equiv: 100; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No; Orientation: Normal; Color Space: sRGB; Software: Aperture 3.2.2.