Triassic Layering in Ischigualasto Provincial Park, Argentina

April 04, 2019


April 2019 Viewer's ChoicePhotographer: Fabio Saltarelli 
Summary Author: Fabio Saltarelli 

The Ischigualasto Provincial Park, in the San Juan province of Argentina, is popularly known as Valley of the Moon for its odd geographic structures. The Ischigualasto Formation is an important geological and paleontological site. It may be the only place in the world where nearly the entire Triassic period can be seen in the layering of rock and fossil deposits. The word Ischigualasto is most likely from the Quechua language, meaning "dead land." In 1997 the Ischigualasto and Talampaya Natural Parks were jointly declared a National Historic Paleontologic Site by the UNESCO. Photo taken on November 15, 2017.

Photo Details: Nikon D7000 camera; 18- 140 mm; 1/30 second exposure; f / 18; ISO 100; 42 mm focal length; Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software.