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Arizona Vacation Photos: Petrified Forest - Robot Skeleton Army Minion #1983
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Sun, Apr. 6th, 2008 08:53 pm
Arizona Vacation Photos: Petrified Forest

I'll do separate forests for Petrified Forest and Painted Desert. They're literally right next to each other and overlap but there's quite a bit of photos so I'll separate them :)


The red of the stone that replaced organic material in the wood and the extreme azure sky make a nice photo. I think this is my favorite landscape photo of the Forest.










Close up on the wood. Again, all organic components of the wood has been replaced by quartz, amethyst, stone, etc. It's a federal crime to take any wood from the forest. You can get a really heavy fine or jail time, or both.


Close up of another piece. It's sad, we were told that petrified wood literally littered the landscape and that you would walk on thousands of chips of it. People would steal it though and over time the number of wood samples declined drastically. You can buy petrified wood outside the park borders legally. I got a nice piece myself :)






The most northern part of Petrified Forest, beyond here is Painted Desert..the next post :)



I hope you enjoyed! It's so fascinating at the Forest, I highly recommend anybody that can to visit. Many dinosaur fossils have been found here, as well as other ancient creatures. It's kinda eerie being there, knowing that these trees are billions of years old.

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karni_mata
Kaba
Mon, Apr. 7th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)

oh wow that's amazing!! i would love to go there someday!


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Mon, Apr. 7th, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)

It's so worth it. You can probably take in Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, and Meteor Crater all on the same day! Check me LJ, I got the other photos up :)


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box_of_sorrows
Box Of Sorrows
Mon, Apr. 7th, 2008 09:37 am (UTC)

Beautful. The scenery is breathtaking.
There's the remains of a couple of forests on our coast, once in a while if there's been a rough sea the sand washes away to reveal them on a very low tide.


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z3nyatta
z3nyatta
Val
Mon, Apr. 7th, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)

How cool! It is very sad that so many people have stolen the petrified rock. Did they have any photos of how it used to be?


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lovesnape
lovesnape
saffron
Tue, Apr. 8th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)

Wow, you're right, the contrast of colors in the first pic is just gorgeous.

God, these pictures are absolutely spectacular. You're awesome heh <3~ I think my favs are the third and fifth. The variety of colors in the view in the former is incredible. How gorgeous. Do you have a deviantArt? You should get one for photography, sell prints or something. They're just amazing. *nods fervently*

Billions of years old, are you serious?? o_o


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Tue, Apr. 8th, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)

Thanks! I do have a DA account, you can see the here. I'm lazy so it takes awhile for me to get them on DA, I should put more of these up though.
Maybe I should make prints, I can use the monies :P

I double checked, most of the trees are between 209-214 million years old while some others are a bit older. Not a billion but still ancient! :)


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lovesnape
lovesnape
saffron
Thu, May. 15th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)

omg *watches*

Yes. Definitely make prints. *fervent nod* You have some serious photo skills, no joke.


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