25 December 2014
The stromatolites of Helen Lake 1: photos
Posted by Callan Bentley
The long hike to Helen Lake (Banff National Park, Alberta) is worth it, not only for the mass wasting and glacial geomorphology, but also for the stromatolites.
Aaron Barth and I hike up there last summer to GigaPan them (GigaPan images in a separate post, here).
Just another day in the office…
As a “Christmas gift,” enjoy these images… some of the loveliest stromatolites I’ve ever seen:
Marvellous! Still in their colonial aspect, it would appear.
These stromatolites are dead, right?
Yes, for half a billion years and counting…