0 Likes

Balanced Rock, Garden of the Gods, Colorado, USA
USA
Garden of the Gods is a city park, just west of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Balanced rocks are relatively common geologic phenomena, but few of them are as accessible as this one on the main road into the Park. The towering, sandstone spires are a Registered Natural Landmark and are surrounded by 15 miles of trails. The Park includes some very popular technical rock climbing. The Park contains bedded sandstone, conglomerates and limestone that have been tilted into a vertical position by the mountain building forces that created the nearby Pikes Peak massif. The sandstone is filled with fossils of marine life, plants and dinosaurs. The largest sandstone formation, Gateway Rock, rises to 320 feet. The two formations in this panorama are Steamboat rock and Balanced rock. Mule deer, bighorn sheep, and fox live in the Park and surrounding area and the Park is also home to more than 130 species of birds including white-throated swifts, swallows and canyon wrens.
Copyright: James l. tanner
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9000x4500
送信日: 22/06/2012
更新日: 03/09/2014
見られた回数:

...


Tags: colorado springs; pike's peak; garden of the gods; colorado; usa
comments powered by Disqus

James L. Tanner
Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
T. Emrich
Garden of the Gods Park
Markus Ortner
Garden of the Gods - Within the Rocks
T. Emrich
Garden of the Gods Park
Markus Ortner
Garden of the Gods - Main Square
Jürgen Matern
Rocks in the "Garden of the Gods"
Markus Ortner
Garden of the Gods - Entrance
James L. Tanner
America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
James L. Tanner
Antlers Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
David Group
Helen Hunt Falls
Thomas Stano
7 Falls Overlook
T. Emrich
Seven Falls
Gregory Panayotou
PRAMBANAN - The Most Beautiful Hindu Temple in the World
Maciej G. Szling
Sokolica 747 m n.p.m.
Adi Mera
Bucharest Union Square - Aerial 360°
C360.NL - Henri Smeets
Ice skating on the famous Amsterdam Canals
Kay F. Jahnke
View from Summit of Cima Pedum
Gary Davies
HMS Alliance, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, engine room
Kostas Papamanos
SV4LD's Old Electronics Workshop
Aram Pan
Meteora
Vlad Rotmistroff
canyon Tamshaly
Janne
Frosty winter forest
Bernd Kronmueller
Up Eryl Farchog
Grzegorz Rogala
Kościół pw. Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny
James L. Tanner
St. George Temple Perspective, St. George, Utah USA
James L. Tanner
Temple Hill, Manti Utah Temple, Manti, Utah USA
James L. Tanner
Yuma Territorial Prison Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Bartlett Reservoir, North of Scottsdale, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Brinton Botanical Gardens, Park of the Canals, Mesa, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Old Main and surrounding buildings, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
James L. Tanner
Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
James L. Tanner
Historic District, Hannibal, Missouri USA
James L. Tanner
Duke University Campus, Durham, North Carolina USA
James L. Tanner
U.S. Lock and Dam #19, Mississippi River at Keokuk, Iowa USA
James L. Tanner
Pioneer Park, Mesa, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Cardón cactus at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona USA
More About USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.