Accretionary Wedge Call For Posts: Geo-Image Bonanza!

A post by Anne JeffersonA post by Chris RowanWe’re pleased to announce that the next edition of the geoblogging carnival, The Accretionary Wedge, will be held here (for the first time ever!) at Highly Allochthonous at the end of the month. The theme that we’ve chosen is simple: we want to amass a gallery of all of your favorite geologically themed pictures.
It could be a photograph you’ve taken of an outcrop or process in action; a diagram from a classic geologic paper or text book; a satellite image of an incredible landscape; an optical microscope picture of your favorite mineral; something topical, or an old and inspirational favorite. Whatever strikes your fancy. You might consider writing a little about what your chosen images shows or why you chose it, but wordless entries are OK too. We’re also OK with recycled submissions if you’ve got a post in your archives that fits the carnival theme.
The deadline for submission of posts will be Friday, May 28. To submit your entry, leave a link to in the comments section here or at the Accretionary Wedge blog. We encourage our non-blogging readers to contribute their favorite images as well: we’ll be happy to publish your image here.
NASA's Blue Marble, 2002 edition

NASA’s Blue Marble, 2002

If a picture is worth a thousand words, we should be able to amass an entire visual novel by the month’s end. We look forward to seeing what you all choose!

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Comments (37)

  1. Lockwood says:

    Ikenna at Failed Rift has left a link at the AW announcement.

  2. Ikenna says:

    It seems my entry has already been announced (I wasn’t expecting that)
    There were some problems embedding Google map imagery but it has been solved.
    Nsukka, Nigeria

  3. Jim Lehane says:

    I posted this on my blog a bit ago but it is one of my favorites. The lens got stuck and I didn’t realize it until I got home.

  4. My favorite photo of the past six months is this lovely example of ptygmatic folding. It makes me happy every time I look at it.

  5. And here’s some context for that ptygmatic fold photo.

  6. Per Callan Bentley’s recommendation on Twitter, this image of the mantle “in overdrive” under Alaska has been nominated for the AW:

  7. Schmunda says:

    I hope, I didn’t spam your comment box but my comment doesn’t show up…
    Here’s my aw#25

  8. Michael says:

    A predictable contribution can be viewed at
    I’m really looking forward to seeing the diversity of images for this bonanza!

  9. stubotics says:

    Here’s one:
    This shows some intersecting hematite sheets in the Pennsylvanian Corbin Sandstone in the Red River Gorge Geological Area of Daniel Boone National Forest, eastern Kentucky. This is near Gray’s Arch. I’m puzzled by how these sheets form, so if anyone can shed light on it post a comment.

  10. Sorry guys, I just discovered that a lot of the entries were getting sent to our spam folder (and we don’t get alerts about spam comments). If anyone else tries to comment and it gets held up, please send Chris or I an email and we’ll liberate it ASAP.

  11. Lockwood says:

    What a turnout! This is going to be a great one. Here’s mine.

  12. Russ Dale says:

    here is an entry: visually spectacular conglomerate of the Ogallala/Arikaree formation near the Pawnee Buttes in north eastern Colorado. The buttes rise some 300-feet above the plains.

  13. Russ Dale says:

    and one more: Fountain Valley at Roxborough State Park near Denver, Colorado shows sandstone formations belonging to the Fountain Formation and Permian Lyons Formation as well as hogbacks of Cretaceous Dakota sandstone that were all tilted skyward during the rise of the Rocky Mountains.

  14. ontherocks says:

    A shortened, properly-titled version of my original contribution. Hope it meets with approval.
    A couple of photos from the Eagle Mts. of West Texas.
    With links to more…

  15. The Highly Allochthonous bloggers are hard at work on the Accretionary Wedge. It is going to be awesome. Thanks for all the submissions!

  16. Antonio says:
    Overturned syncline at Dog Canyon, Big Bend National Park.

  17. Helena says:

    I hope this entry isn’t too late – I was out looking at rocks! Here it is: