fossil hunting 2
More photos from that long ago visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta. Unlike most of the photos I'd taken there, two here captured some information - the third photo shows a nothosaur, and the last one a part of a bobastrania. I will have to look them up.
For me, the shapes, lines and textures of these fossils, most fossils, are visually very entrancing and intriguing. The knowledge that these are the remains of very ancient living creatures captured forever in rock touches something in my soul and makes me feel very small.
Added a few hours later: Evidence of earliest animals found in Newfoundland - a fascinating discovery in an already amazing fossil site! There is also a mention of BC's Burgess Shale fossil site. If I recall correctly the Newfoundland site was featured in one of the episodes of the Geologic Journey series shown on CBC.