Color And Pattern Photos

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The Tree of Eons, a spectacular dendritic formation in the Bentonic Hills of Utah. Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns, ancient Bentonite layers are exposed through erosion in the Utah Badlands. The Bentonite Hills are composed of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation. This layer was formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes.  Photographed just before sunrise with soft pre-dawn illumination. Aerial panoramic photograph
The Tree of Eons, a spectacular dendritic formation in the Bentonic Hills of Utah. Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns, ancient Bentonite layers are exposed through erosion in the Utah Badlands. The Bentonite Hills are composed of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation. This layer was formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes. Photographed just before sunrise with soft pre-dawn illumination. Aerial panoramic photograph.
Location: Utah
Image ID: 37951  
Panorama dimensions: 11000 x 15000
Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns of Bentonite layers, seen as striations exposed in the Utah Badlands. The Bentonite Hills are composed of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes into layers, now revealed through erosion. Aerial photograph
Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns of Bentonite layers, seen as striations exposed in the Utah Badlands. The Bentonite Hills are composed of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes into layers, now revealed through erosion. Aerial photograph.
Location: Utah
Image ID: 37947  
King angelfish in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Holacanthus passer
King angelfish in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
Species: King angelfish, Holacanthus passer
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27470  
Juvenile garibaldi in motion, Hypsypops rubicundus, Catalina Island
Juvenile garibaldi in motion.
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 02343  
Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns, Bentonite layers are seen as striations exposed in the Utah Badlands. The Bentonite Hills are composed of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation. This layer was formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes. Aerial photograph
Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns, Bentonite layers are seen as striations exposed in the Utah Badlands. The Bentonite Hills are composed of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation. This layer was formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes. Aerial photograph.
Location: Utah
Image ID: 38029  
Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns, Bentonite layers are seen as striations exposed in the Utah Badlands, part of the Chinle Formation formed during the Upper Triassic Period.  Aerial photograph
Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns, Bentonite layers are seen as striations exposed in the Utah Badlands, part of the Chinle Formation formed during the Upper Triassic Period. Aerial photograph.
Location: Utah
Image ID: 38177  
Pacific double-saddle butterflyfish, Chaetodon ulietensis
Pacific double-saddle butterflyfish.
Species: Pacific double-saddle butterflyfish, Chaetodon ulietensis
Image ID: 11817  
Harlequin tuskfish, Choerodon fasciatus
Harlequin tuskfish.
Species: Harlequin tuskfish, Choerodon fasciatus
Image ID: 12885  
King angelfish, Holacanthus passer
King angelfish.
Species: King angelfish, Holacanthus passer
Image ID: 12889  
King angelfish, Holacanthus passer
King angelfish.
Species: King angelfish, Holacanthus passer
Image ID: 12891  
Honeycomb moray eel (tesselate moray), Gymnothorax favagineus
Honeycomb moray eel (tesselate moray).
Species: Honeycomb moray eel, Gymnothorax favagineus
Image ID: 12920  
A small (2 inch) sanddab is well-camouflaged amidst the grains of sand that surround it, Citharichthys
A small (2 inch) sanddab is well-camouflaged amidst the grains of sand that surround it.
Species: Sanddabs, Citharichthys
Image ID: 14936  
Whale shark, Rhincodon typus, Darwin Island
Whale shark.
Species: Whale shark, Rhincodon typus
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 01513  
Coral hawkfish, Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus, Wolf Island
Coral hawkfish.
Species: Coral hawkfish, Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 02432  
Juvenile garibaldi and purple urchins, Coronado Islands, Hypsypops rubicundus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Juvenile garibaldi and purple urchins, Coronado Islands.
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 02513  
Flame angelfish, Centropyge loricula
Flame angelfish.
Species: Flame angel, Centropyge loricula
Image ID: 08667  
Blue tang, Acanthurus coeruleus
Blue tang.
Species: Blue tang surgeonfish, Acanthurus coeruleus
Image ID: 08677  
Eyestripe surgeonfish, Acanthurus dussumieri
Eyestripe surgeonfish.
Species: Eyestripe surgeonfish, Acanthurus dussumieri
Image ID: 08717  
Harlequin tuskfish, Choerodon fasciatus
Harlequin tuskfish.
Species: Harlequin tuskfish, Choerodon fasciatus
Image ID: 08846  
Spotted ratfish, Hydrolagus colliei
Spotted ratfish.
Species: Spotted ratfish, Hydrolagus colliei
Image ID: 08904  
Scribbled angelfish, Chaetodontoplus duboulayi
Scribbled angelfish.
Species: Scribbled angelfish, Chaetodontoplus duboulayi
Image ID: 09451  
Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns, Bentonite layers are seen as striations exposed in the Utah Badlands, part of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation. This layer was formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes.  Aerial photograph
Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns, Bentonite layers are seen as striations exposed in the Utah Badlands, part of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation. This layer was formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes. Aerial photograph.
Location: Utah
Image ID: 38019  
Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns of Bentonite layers, seen as striations exposed in the Utah Badlands. The Bentonite Hills are composed of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes into layers, now revealed through erosion. Aerial photograph
Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns of Bentonite layers, seen as striations exposed in the Utah Badlands. The Bentonite Hills are composed of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes into layers, now revealed through erosion. Aerial photograph.
Location: Utah
Image ID: 38067  
Juvenile garibaldi displaying distinctive blue spots, Hypsypops rubicundus
Juvenile garibaldi displaying distinctive blue spots.
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: California
Image ID: 09388  
King angelfish in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Holacanthus passer
King angelfish in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
Species: King angelfish, Holacanthus passer
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27474  
Guineafowl puffer fish, black phase, Isla San Diego, Baja California, Mexico
Guineafowl puffer fish, black phase.
Location: Isla San Diego, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 33541  
Guineafowl puffer fish, black phase, Isla San Diego, Baja California, Mexico
Guineafowl puffer fish, black phase.
Location: Isla San Diego, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 33542  
King Angelfish, Sea of Cortez,, Holacanthus passer
King Angelfish, Sea of Cortez,.
Species: King angelfish, Holacanthus passer
Location: Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 33605  
King Angelfish, Sea of Cortez,, Holacanthus passer, Isla Las Animas, Baja California, Mexico
King Angelfish, Sea of Cortez,.
Species: King angelfish, Holacanthus passer
Location: Isla Las Animas, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 33682  
King Angelfish, Sea of Cortez,, Holacanthus passer, Isla Las Animas, Baja California, Mexico
King Angelfish, Sea of Cortez,.
Species: King angelfish, Holacanthus passer
Location: Isla Las Animas, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 33683  
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