Paleo Pics

  • 14 hours, 8 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Fossil coral from the Devonian seas of Indiana! This was a gift from my friend @sarah-sheffield. Corals make their skeletons of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) but this fossil is preserved as silica (SiO2). Replacement is a form of fossil preservation that occurs when the original skeletal chemical composition is replaced with a new chemical compound. In this case CaCO3 to SiO2! #fossil

  • 15 hours, 11 minutes ago
    Nathan Newell posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    I don’t like to Photoshop my fossil pics (beyond maybe adjusting the exposure) because I don’t want to unrealistically distort the images; I want the fossils to speak for themselves. But I thought the pinhole filter in Photoshop Express did some really interesting things with the textures in this photo, so I guess there are exceptions to the rule. 😁 #fossil

    • Definitely! Looks awesome! Sometimes playing around with exposure, brightness, and a few other misc. tools really make specific features pop that you didn’t see before. I’ve also dabbled with under water photography- super helpful for seeing plate boundaries in echinoderms but bubbles are your enemy!!!

    • @jbauer Thanks! So with your underwater photography, do you put the camera in the water too? This sounds like something I might try. 😁

    • Haha! No, just the specimen is submerged. Usually just in a small tin or Tupperware.

    • @jbauer Cool! I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks!

  • 18 hours, 54 minutes ago
    Sadie Mills posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Another unique tooth from Topsail, NC! #fossil

  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
    Alexandre Toux posted a new specimen in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Alexandre Toux has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
    Alexandre Toux posted a new specimen in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Alexandre Toux has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
    Skye Walker posted a new specimen in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Skye Walker has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
    Skye Walker posted a new specimen in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Skye Walker has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
    Nathan Newell posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    I picked up this fossil for the two prominent Mucrospirifer(?) shells, but if you look closer, you’ll see all sorts of little shelled critters. Shown is about 4-5cm, top to bottom. #fossil

  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
    Alexandre Toux posted a new specimen in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Alexandre Toux has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
    Alexandre Toux posted a new specimen in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Alexandre Toux has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
    Alexandre Toux posted a new specimen in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Alexandre Toux has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
    Alexandre Toux posted a new specimen in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Alexandre Toux has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
    Alexandre Toux posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    This a Mosasaurus tooth !
    From fench Cretaceous. #fossil #collectionsite

  • 2 days, 5 hours ago
    Alexandre Toux posted a new specimen in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Alexandre Toux has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

  • 2 days, 16 hours ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Turtle long bone and bird? vertebrae from Montbrook. #collection_site

  • 2 days, 22 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Gastropod with sponge borings all over it! #fossil

  • 3 days, 5 hours ago
    Alexandre Toux joined the group Paleo Pics
  • 3 days, 20 hours ago
    Gabriel-Philip Santos posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Heading to Barstow this weekend with my friends for the Lights Festival so I thought I’d share one of the cooler fossils here at the Alf Museum that are found from the area! Behold the 15 million year old camel footprints found right in the deserts of Barstow, California.

    Here you can see two sets of tracks made by two camels walking side by side. Measuring the tracks shows us that the camels were probably moving at a paving gait, which is where an animal moves both limbs on the same side of the body at the same time. Walking this way creates a very straight path and is super efficient energy wise when traveling long distances. No other animal except the modern camel has this kind of style of walking today!

    PS. The camel skeleton in the background is Ned the Camel. Ned is a modern camel skeleton and not the camel that made these tracks. We have Ned there to show the size difference modern camels and their extinct relatives. #fossil

  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
    Sadie Mills posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Found this while searching for shark teeth, but now realize it’s a fossil too! Is there a way to clean off the extra rock from the shell? #fossil #method

  • 4 days, 1 hour ago
    Mary Jane Hughes posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Happy Fossil Friday everyone! #paleobotany #fossil

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