Imaggeo On Monday: Comb through the mysteries of Comb Ridge, Utah

Imaggeo On Monday: Comb through the mysteries of Comb Ridge, Utah

Scientists have combed through the mysteries offered by this ridge for a long time. This is an aerial image of the linear north-south ridge in South-Eastern Utah. First mapped by modern geoscientists in the late 19th century, the ridge is home to numerous Puebloan cliff dwellings and petroglyphs. It is a National Natural landmark and home to the only fossils of a mammal-sized cynodonts (tritylodont) in North America!

Photo by Siddhant Gupta, description from, also a finalist in the EGU Photo Competition, 2020.


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1 Comment

  1. I’d never heard of this place before your photo. Yet I am not so far away. Perhaps I’ll find more about it. It looks stupendous.


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