4 Fascinating Fossils

I have always had an interest in the natural world and been inspired by nature. In recent years my interest has gone on to living animals and plants. However, it wasn’t that long ago that I had more of an interest in the past and the world of fossils and geology. I thought it would be fun to combine my interests and do some fossil photography. 

Fossil Photography

I have taken my interest in the fossil world and decided to incorporate it into my interest in photography. I am fortunate enough to have access to some interesting fossils and thought that they would make a fascinating subject. So today I thought I would share some of these images of fossils. 

Ammonite Fossil

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Close up of an ammonite fossil

 

More about Fossils 

For those of you interested in finding out more about these images I thought I would share a little of my knowledge! In this gallery you cans see the following fossils:

Ammonite

These marine animals lived between 120 and 66 million years ago. Although now extinct their closest living relatives are the modern day Nautilus. They are important fossils for geologists as they evolved very quickly making them useful time markers in the geological record.  

Coprolite

This interesting trace fossil is actually fossilised poo! The name coprolite comes from the greek words that translate as “dung” “stone”.

Trilobite

Trilobites are very important early fossils that became extinct 120 million years ago. Geologists can learn a great deal about early animals from the study of their fossils.  They were classified as arthropoda – such as modern insects and spiders.

Echinoid

This sea creatures are very common in the fossil record, but sea urchins as they are also known are still alive in the oceans today. They first appeared in the fossil record 530 million years ago. These creatures quickly adapted and are very diverse in their appearance. 

 

You can find out more about fossils at the British Geological Survey website.

 

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