Old Man of the Forest

You're probably wondering, what forest? Well, this image was shot in Petrified Forest National Park, AZ, not far from an overlook on the main road that offers a great view of a terrain littered with tons of petrified wood. The petrified wood, of course, comes from a rain forest that existed in this area 225 million years ago. I haven't run across any "official" recognition of the old man's existence, perhaps because the best view is obtained by walking out past the park signs saying to not go any further (but, really, only a very few feet past). Imaged in December 2009.

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Dec 12, 2009 8:46 am - Voted 10/10

Hey Mark...

Did you see the exhibits at Rainbow Forest?

Actually, this area WAS once a lush green forest teaming with life, way back in geologic time.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Dec 12, 2009 9:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Hey Mark...

Yep. I figured I'd let the reader deduce that the petrified wood came from a prior forest. Maybe I'll edit that caption to make it clearer. :-) Thanks for looking and commenting! --mark d.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Dec 12, 2009 9:56 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Hey Mark...

Not a problem. I just figured that some readers might be drinking too much eggnog,
and not see the connection. : ))

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Dec 12, 2009 4:59 pm - Voted 10/10

Makes

me think of Mount Rushmore!

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Dec 13, 2009 8:49 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Makes

Yes it does! --mark d.

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