GeoLog

Geomorphology

Imaggeo on Mondays: Cueva de los Verdes

The volcanic Lanzarote is the easternmost of the Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 125 km off the coast of Africa. One of its most famous attractions is the system of caves known as La Cueva de los Verdes (Greens’ Cave), created around 3,000-4,500 years ago by lava from the now extinct Monte Corona volcano. La Cueva de los Verdes extends for 6 km above sea level and for a ...[Read More]

Imaggeo on Mondays: Sunset on the Black Sea coast

In the context of human history, few bodies of water are as storied as the Black Sea, located at the juncture of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Countless cargo ships and frigates have sailed its waters, over 1,100 km in length from east to west, daunting enough that the Ancient Greeks believed its eastern shores (now Georgia) marked the edge of the known world. However, perhaps the Black Sea’s ...[Read More]

Imaggeo on Mondays: The broken heart

We humans have a tendency to see familiar shapes in things such as animals in clouds, faces on Mars, and even food in rocks. The photographer, Natalia Rudaya saw a broken heart in a curious Taiwanese rock, the centrepiece of the beautiful photograph we are featuring this week. Aside from its interesting shape, the Broken Heart rock has strange dents, which tell of its geological history. These for ...[Read More]

Imaggeo on Mondays: Cordillera del Paine

Images such as the one above inspire scientists and nature lovers alike. This photograph, showing a Chilean landscape with elements representative of various Earth-science disciplines, is simply stunning. In a beautiful mix of shapes and colours, a quiet lake with floating icebergs appears tucked in between a roughed mountain in the background and a colourful double rainbow in the foreground. The ...[Read More]