Panoramic View of Alberta's Dinosaur Provincial Park
April 29, 2014
Photographer: Begona Bilbao
Summary Authors: Begona Bilbao; Jim Foster
The panorama above shows the tan- and ochre-hued badlands of Alberta, Canada, part of that province's Dinosaur Provincial Park. Badlands are the result of deeply eroded layers of sedimentary rock and are on occasion a hotbed for fossils. In southwestern Alberta, the badlands consist typically of alternating layers of sandstone, mudstone, shale (inset at left) and even coal. Most of the layers in the Drumheller Badlands date back to the Cretaceous Period. Dinosaur Provincial Park is renowned as a treasure trove of dinosaur fossils, both big (large carnivores) and small (preserved spores). It was named a World Heritage Site in 1979. Photo taken on September 27, 2012.
Photo details: Top - Camera Model: Canon PowerShot G12; Focal Length: 6.1mm; Aperture: f/5.0; Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125); ISO equiv: 100; Insert - Same except: Exposure Time: 0.013 s (1/80).