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Britain

Ecuador
Mali
Iran
Madagascar
Namibia

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Britain

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LA1000 Wavecut platform in Jurassic Lower Lias, Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire.
LA1001 View eastwards from the Lawley, Shropshire. Composed of ancient Precambrian volcanic rocks the Lawley has to the east the oldest Cambrian rocks in Britain, the Lower Comley sandstones. These are greenish micaceous sandstones, the green colour produced by the mineral glauconite which is indicative of marine conditions..There seems to have been a world wide marine transgression in the early Cambrian, maybe with a sea-level rise as much as 200-300 m.
LA1002 Burniston cliffs, North Yorkshire. This is a famous locality for dinosaur footprints and trackways, some of the largest sauropod footprints in the world come from here.
LA1003 Rhaetic Tea Green marls at Blue Anchor, Somerset. At the base of the Jurassic in Britain there was a marine transgression that changed the conditions from desert to shallow water marine sediments. The Tea Green Marls are full of shoreline features such as sun cracks, ripple marks, even trace impressions of ice crystals. The pink horizons are evaporite deposits, typically pink gypsum, that formed under conditions similar to the Persian Gulf today.
LA1004 Cliffs of Cretaceous Lower Greensand west coast of the Isle of Wight.
LA1005 Cambrian Hells Mouth Grits situated at the Lleyn penninsula North Wales
LA1006 Cliffs of Lower Lias at Stonebarrow Hill, Dorset.
LA1007 Black Ven Marls at Stonebarrow, Dorset.
LA1008 Cliffs at Stonebarrow looking eastwards towards Golden Cap.
LA1009 Hackney estate from Landmark Heights.
LA1010 Cloud formation North Yorkshire.

Ecuador

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LA2000 AIDS poster, Coca, Ecuador.
LA2001 AIDS poster, Coca, Ecuador.
LA2002 Guandera forest reserve,near Ibarra, Ecuador. Upper Montane Cloud forest characterised by the Guandera tree and Polylepis forest.
LA2003 "Requiem for a cloud forest". Land cleared for cattle pasture on the slopes of Tungurahua volcano, Ecuador.
LA2004 Primary forest fragment at the head of El Chaco valley, Ecuador. Omere Wiki foundation intends to restore the habitat to its former glory. Dr Morley Read and Sylvia Gordillo head the project.
LA2005 Panacocha Lagoon surrounded by rainforest, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Panacocha is Quechua for Lake of the Pirhanas, but is also known for huge Anacondas and endangered species such as the Giant Anteater and Giant Armadillo.

Mali

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LA3000 Camels at Tuareg water hole, near Tamanguillet, Mali.
LA3001 Camels at Tuareg water hole, near Tamanguillet, Mali.
LA3002 Escarpment near Intassit, sandstones overlying soft sediments including paper shales, paleocene turtle locality.
LA3003 Palaeontologists lifting a fossil turtle carapace after enclosing it in plaster. Paleocene sediments outcropping near Intassit Northern Mali. From left to right William Lindsay (McNambo), Cyril Walker, Dr Don Smith.
LA3004 Mud cracks Northern Mali.
LA3005 Acacia tree provides shade against intense desert sun, Mali.

Iran

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LA4000 Desert surface, Sarbaz River region, Baluchistan
LA4001 Wind eroded pebbles and dreikanters, Sarbaz river, Baluchistan
LA4002 Tehran skyline.
LA4003 Tehran cityscape shows edge of city.
LA4004 Buildings under construction in Tehran.
LA4005 under construction

Madagascar

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LA5000 Weathered granite outcrop with forest fragments protected by huge boulders is home to undescribed species of cockroach.
LA5001 Termite mounds in red tropical soil South West Madagascar.
LA5002

Ranomafana’s protected montane rainforest has an area o 41,600 hectares, and was established in 1991 to protect the newly discovered Golden Bamboo Lemur.

Namibia

 
LA6000

Dead trees in saltpan at Deadvlei, Namibia

LA6001 Dead trees in saltpan at Deadvlei, Namibia
LA6002 Dead trees in saltpan at Deadvlei, Namibia
LA6003 Flash flood in the Namib desert near Sossuvlei, Namibia
LA6004 Ripple marks on sand dune Sossuvlei Namibia
LA6005 The Red dunes at the Sossuvlei are among the highest in the world with a relative height of about 375 metres above the Tsauchab river. The red colour on the Sossuvlai dunes is caused by iron oxide which covers the sand grains as a thin coating.This 'rusting' of iron implies that these sand grains must have been exposed to atmospheric conditions since their formation. It is believed that these sands blown by east winds originated from the continental interior (Kalahari).
LA6006 Unusual clouds Damaraland
LA6007 Peeling bark tree Namibia
LA6008 Quiver tree Aloe dichotoma Masson, family Aloeaceae. This species is a conspicuous component of the arid parts generally known as Namaqualand and Bushmanland
LA6009 Large tree at Okaukeuejo waterhole providing shelter to Springbok from the midday sun.
LA6010 Hoba meteorite near Grootfontein is the largest intact meteorite in the world, weighing 66 tons it plumetted to earth 80,000 years ago. It is a remnant of a nickel iron planetary core, which dates back to the origins of our solar system.
LA6011 Etosha Pan with distant dust devil
LA6012 Termite mounds in red tropical soil
LA6013 Ancient rock carvings at Twyfelfontein
LA6014 Giraffes at waterhole Etosha

 

   
   
   
 

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