the colourful stratification of oregon’s painted hills, part of the john day fossil beds, were formed over the past 50 million years as layers of ash from multiple volcanic eruptions mixed with different types of soil and plant material from a once present river soil bed.
the colours speak to the region’s geologic eras, and its transition from a warm tropical climate — which supported lush forests with prehistoric elephants, camels and saber tooth tigers — to today’s temperate climate.
Scottish wildlife photographer David Yarrow even escaped an up close meeting with a lioness on the prairie
Self-taught 47-year-old has produced almost 90 black and white pictures of wildlife in harsh landscapes
Among the images are two baby penguins helping each other climb an icy slope in Snow Hill, Antarctica
Also included in new book Encounter is a pair of polar bears confronting each other in Manitoba, Canada
All photos by David Yarrow…Article By ROBERT DEX via MailOnline read more…