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Images on this site, especially those used for the top banners, represent the many facets of geoscience activities undertaken by members of the Department. Given the visual nature of our science, and that each image has a geological, geophysical or hydrological story, this page describes each major image.

Dr. Philip Simony and soon-to-be Dr. Paul Mackay discuss terrain evolution of the Monashee Mountains, central British Columbia. Photo via Dr. Deb Spratt.
Environmental Science field school, placing water sampling tubes, Nose Creek study area near Calgary. Photo by Cathy Ryan.
Junior undergraduates mapping dikes in the Mount Robertson Formation, Trail, British Columbia. Photo by Jon Greggs.
Senior geology undergraduates mapping volcanic strata in California. Photo by Dr. Grant Mossop. Photo by Jon Greggs.
Senior geology undergraduates mapping volcanic strata in California. Photo by Dr. Grant Mossop.
Later Paleozoic massive carbonates and shales of the Front Ranges, Rocky Mountains, along the Elbow River, Alberta. Mount Romulus at left. Photo from Nihahi Ridge. Photo by Jon Greggs.
Cretaceous Belly River siltstones and shales, below the face of Mount Yamnuska. Bow River corridor, Alberta. Photo by Jon Greggs.
Southwest Cay, Glover's Reef, Belize. Modern carbonate platform study area. Photo taken from the lagoon, of coconut palms on supratidal sediments. Photo by Jon Greggs.
Mount Yamnuska under high cirrus clouds. looking North from the 1X Highway, near Seebe, Alberta. Cambrian Eldon Formation carbonates overlying Cretaceous Belly River Group sandstones and shales, separated by the McConnell thrust. Photo by Jon Greggs.
Windy Ridge, Alberta - Fernie Group shales, sandstones and coal. Along the Sheep River, looking west with the Front Ranges of the Rocky Mountains on the horizon. Composite image originally created 1998. Photo by Jon Greggs.
Winter Frost - Entry in Geoscience 2007 Photo Contest. 2nd place finish Geololgy section. Photo by Chris Coueslan.
Traversing Sand Dunes in The Valley of the Moon, Chile. Entry in Geoscience 2007 Photo Contest. Photo by Samatha Jones.
Moon rise in Death Valley. Entry in Geoscience 2007 Photo Contest. 2nd Place finish in Scenery section. Photo by Dr. Jerry Osborn.
Newly forming pahoehoe, Kilauea Iki, Hawaii. Entry in Geoscience 2007 Photo Contest. 1st place finish Geology section. Photo by Joel Cubley.
Sunrise over Bryce Canyon. Entry in Geoscience 2007 Photo Contest. 3rd place finish Scenery section. Photo by Heather Ainsworth.
Looking across the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Photo by Lorraine Bloom
Hornblende phenocryst-crossed polarized light. Photo by Lorraine Bloom
Note the green serpentine surrounding the colourless olivine. Photo by Lorraine Bloom
August 2006. Resting from trailriding overlooking Panther River, Alberta. Photo by Laura Baird
August 2006. Looking up from banks of Panther River, Alberta. Photo by Laura Baird
Muscovite and quartz- crossed polarized light. Photo by Lorraine Bloom
Deformation twins in plagioclase feldspar. Photo by Lorraine Bloom
September 2007, Kakisa Formation, coral-dominated bioherms, Sambaa Deh Falls Territorial Park, N.W.T. Photo by Lynne Maillet.
 

2009 Geoscience Photo Contest Winner
First Place Scenery and People's Choice Award
The Red Lake - Tannis McCartney

 

 

2009 Geoscience Photo Contest Winner
Third Place Flora and Fauna
Jelly Fish Glow - Carmen Chinery

 

2009 Geoscience Photo Contest Winner
Second Place Geology and Geophysics
Power of Nature - Holger Steffen

  2009 Geoscience Photo Contest Winner
First Place Geology and Geophysics
Winner Imperial Oil Award
Arbol de Piedra - Tannis McCartney
  2009 Geoscience Photo Contest Winner
Imperial Oil Honourable Mention,
Looking south from Storm Mountain - David Moynihan 
  Dead Junipers 2009 Geoscience Photo Contest Winner
2nd Place Winner, Flora and Fauna
Dead Junipers in Canyonlands, Utah
Jerry Osborn