Monday, October 26, 2009

Talus Slope

Last weeks' natural history photo of the week was of Alpine Sunflower - a cute little plant that we saw growing on a talus slope. A talus slope is an accumulation of rocks that reaches a certain angle of repose (steepest angle that it can maintain beyond which individual rocks will tumble downhill). Here's the one where we saw the Alpine Sunflower (lower left in photo):

Another resident of talus slopes is the incredible Pika. But that's for next week....

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