Sunday, August 22, 2010

Old Bones


Old Bones, originally uploaded by susanvg.

We spent a fair amount of time at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. It is devoted totally to paleontology. It has an extraordinary collection that is extremely informative. A visit to their web site is essential. In addition to the many dinosaur skeletons, the exhibits go back to much earlier life (both plant and animal) and trace the changes and causes as the Earth continued (and continues) to evolve.

Open Wide

Many of the specimens were found in Alberta. The badlands is prime hunting ground for old fossilized bones.

We made our way back to Calgary to fly home, but first a drive near Drumheller to cross the Red Deer River on the ferry that is pulled by a cable and up to get a view of the incredible sculpted mountains.

Badlands Scenery

and the valley below

Look into the Valley

And so the trip ended - back home, back to work (unlike this fellow below)
Hard at Work

4 comments:

  1. More great shots. I like the 2nd dinosaur shot. Looks like the skeleton is about to have a human snack.

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  2. Such a great vacation, thanks for taking us along!

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  3. You had a fascinating trip, Susan, with such varied scenery. I've loved joining you via your photos and descriptions. A great 60th treat!

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