Pingos - Rare Periglacial Landform
- PaulH (13882)
- [2007-08-22 8:53]
Not to be confused with a certain small fictional Penguin i suspect ;o).
Composition is great, alot of depth and feeling of wild open country here, a very interesting documentation of this geological anomaly.
- Aramok (5166)
- [2007-08-22 10:24]
Whilst you may not be too happy with the picture and there is obviously some loss od quality but you have more than made up for it with the geology lesson! great notes and example.
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-08-22 10:47]
The interesting landform is more than the quality of the slide!
Still good clarity from the plane to show us the landform
thanks for sharing
- Bufo (4247)
- [2007-08-22 10:49]
Hi James, never mind the quality of the picture. You've shown here an interesting phenonemum which I have hardly seen well captured on the web. I'd just seen a few nice ones on Spitsbergen but under same conditions as you; rather dark during a nightr walk. Compliments for this post
- Necipp (100)
- [2007-08-22 11:46]
Hello James what a wealth of knowledge you have about your subjects really interesting stuff. The photo is quite good also considering the difficulty from the airplane. tfs rgds Necip.
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-08-22 13:43]
I agree with Ema -- the geology lesson makes up for the lack of quality here.
Great refresher course!
- Proframe (4096)
- [2007-08-22 15:19]
This might not be the best image as it comes to technical details James, but it's very interresting and it's not always the technical side which makes the shot.
It's great you are showing us these wonderful pingos, especially because it's a wonderful view from above.
Normally we never would have had a change to take a look at scenes like this and I'm glad you are an excellent teacher.
Your discription of the how and what about these mountains is superb.
Thanks for sharing and the perfect note.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-08-22 20:54]
A wonderful lesson for today.The photo is an excellent documentation of this phenomenon.Well composed in the frame.The notes are very informative.I bet these are the first pingos on TN.TFS
- anel (40574)
- [2007-08-23 3:01]
Ahgain something very unusual. I never heard about these pingos and the very beautiful Russian name bulganniakh. Very interesting note; the picture is a good illustration. Very didactic posting. Thanks for it.
Have a nice day
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2007-08-23 5:34]
I fully agree with Emma. The informative level of this photo is extreem high. Aint that a part of TrekNature as well? Looking past the quality, I actually see a wonderful view of a stunning area. The birdeye view gives it a completely different look on such baren country.
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2007-08-23 10:56]
Impresionante escena amigo James.
Bellos colores y acertado encuadre.
Ajustada exposición y muy buenos contrastes.
Un saludo, JL.
- gannu (14761)
- [2007-08-23 22:37]
James, Very nice shot but there seem to be noise. Also the picture is slightly not bright may be you have missed something in the PP. Ganesh
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-08-24 2:37]
An amazing landcsape, almost surreal!
I can understan why you post even if the quality isn't the best but way good enough to illustrate this phenomenon!
Great educational note too...
- hester (11638)
- [2007-08-27 13:20]
Amazing landscape and I loved the geological description in the note. Interesting stuff. I really enjoyed looking at this
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2007-08-29 17:56]
We have driven as far as Inuvik (25+ years ago.. one of the first half dozen cars to make the drive the first day the road was open). We didn't fly out to Tuk and always wished we had but we had our dog along. Never saw so many mosquitoes in my life and hope to never see such again!
This is a very interesting, informative post. Thanks for the geology lesson!
Evelynn : )
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-08-30 6:01]
An image of great informational value, James.
I am enriched by reading your note on the Pingos.
Good to see you back again. I too was off to Himachal Pradesh for a week recently.
Excellent note James.
I've never heard of Pingos before, only drumlins and eskers. More geological wonders from the earth. How thick would the layer of earth and gravel be before you hit ice? If a Pingo melts, how high would the gravel and earth be? (questions..questions)
THIS IS ART! It's nature but also art. You created an amazing composition here...the curves and colors are wonderful!
- winterpalace (0)
- [2010-12-17 2:30]
never a dull moment in your portfolio - your life :-)