Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Friday, June 3, 2011

Petrified Tree (Yellowstone)

Volcanic eruptions create large-scale fossils. In the case of Yellowstone, this includes the stump of a fossilized tree, which I think is a good Scenic Sunday blog post.
In the past, there was more to this, but souvenir hunters used to take pieces of the trees home with them. A fence was finally built around the site, and this is all that remains.

18 comments:

  1. Hola AL; que pena que la gente se lleve las cosas que nos pertenecen a toda la humanidad. Gracias por mostrarnos estos maravillas de la naturaleza. Es importante, ya que no creo que yo llegue nunca a verlos en realidad. Besos

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  2. Terrific captures as always, Al! I do love Yellowstone and I'm so glad I got to spend as much time there as I did over the years I lived in Montana! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. Yellowstone is such an interesting place; I don't like the fences/boardwalks/etc. that the park has put up, but I also understand that people do not know how to leave nature alone. Nice shots!

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  4. Yellowstone is a great place to visit. I enjoyed the Petrified tree and the trail that was nearby. Great memories, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Unfortunate that it is necessary to fence off the tree to prevent it from being vandalized. On the other hand, behind its fence it looks like a monument in the graveyard of dead trees.

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  6. I thought the same as Martha Z...
    Great shots, Al ;-)
    Have a nice weekend!

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  7. Beautiful photos.
    Wishing you some rain :)
    LG Tina

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  8. Excellent photos. Too bad about the pickers at the petrified tree.

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  9. Oh look! A fossilized tree! I have never seen before! =) So good it's still there, but how bad that people/tourists took pieces from it!

    Now I've read your previous posts, very lovely pictures! And the mountains- wow! And right, Lokrum is the island we went to! :))

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  10. Great photo! I saw this years ago and had forgotten all about it. What a peiced of ancient history!

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  11. Great scenery, to bad people cannot keep their hands off!
    Interesting with the gate, looks as it's leading nowhere...

    christina, Sweden

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  12. Why can’t people just look and keep their hands to themselves. This seems to be a problem all over the world. You can no longer even walk up to Stonehenge. It is so sad. I am wondering how old this tree is...really, really, really old I am sure. Have a nice rest of your weekend. Genie

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  13. Hi, I just landed here from Scenic Sunday Photo Challenge. That's a very interesting photo. I appreciate the knowledge tidbit as well. Gives us something to think about.
    Bella Vida by Letty
    Have a great weekend.

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  14. There is just so much to see and learn in yellowstone! Kind of wish the tree could talk...bet it has a whole bunch of interesting stories! The second shot is magnificent :D

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  15. My prized souvenir from our 1956 trip to Colorado was a one inch piece of petrified wood. I love seeing a whole tree trunk now. Thanks!

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  16. awesome! I'll have to remember this when we go.. thinking of going in July. We drove through the petrified national park once, that was cool!

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  17. It's a shame that people destroy something so ancient, same thing happens with stalactites in caves. Thank you for visiting my site!

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