IMAGE  GALLERY

ALASKA

Mount Mc Kinley, m 6.300 (Parco Nazionale Denali)
River Savage, with a very high sediment load (P.N. Denali)
Arctic Tundra landscape (P.N. Katmai)
Truncated valley (P.N. Kenai Fjords)
Hollgate Glacier (P.N. Kenai Fjords)
Chiswell Islands (Alaska National Maritime Refuge)



WEST USA

Lower Fall, Yellowstone National Park
Cross-bedding in sandstones, Zion N.P.
Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon N.P.
Monument Valley, Navajo Reservation Area
Clay-limestone pinnacles, Bryce N.P.
Painted Desert, Utah



GALAPAGOS

Darwin Lake, Isabela Island
Volcanic pinnacle and opposite beaches,  Bartolomè Island
Minor crater, Bartolomè Island
High coast, Espagnola Island
Ropy lava, Fernandina Island
Twin craters, Santa Cruz Island



SAHARA
(Ahaggar N.P., Algeria)

Mount Tizoujadi, m 2600
Sahara rock/sand landscape 1
Sahara rock/sand landscape 2
Tagrerà pinnacle
Ripplemarks, with the typical desert varnish
Rupestrian inscriptions



ETHIOPIA / KENYA

Termaber escarpment (m 3.000). Ethiopia Rift Valley
Lake Abaya (ex Margherita). Ethiopia Rift Valley
Lake Tana Fall. North Ethiopia
Mount Kilimanjaro, observed from Amboseli N.P. (West Kenya)
Lake Nakuru, with one million flamingos (Kenya Rift Valley)
Masai Mara highplain  (West Kenya)



ICELAND

The explosion of a geyser, near Geysir
Godafoss fall
Cape Dyrholaey double arch, in basalt rock, the southest Iceland cape
Cape Reynisfjall, in basalt rock
Sandur, the black glacial sands, along the southern coast
Reynisfjall historical cave, in giant columnar basalts
Jokulsarlon lagoon, where an ice tongue arrives in the sea



OTHER  WORLD GEOSITES

Ayers Rock, Uluru N.P. (Australia)
Mts. Olgas, Uluru N.P. (Australia)
Perito Moreno glacier, Los Glaciares N.P. (Patagonia Argentina)
Paine Towers, Paine Towers N.P. (Patagonia Chile)
Wadi Rum Desert (Jordan)
Niger river (Mali)



DOLOMITES 

Western Dolomites landscape
Vaiolet Towers, m 2.800
Sella Massif, m 3.000
Marmolada glacier
Carezza lake
Segonzano Earth Pillars (Piramidi di Terra)



ABRUZZO 

Voltigno polje depression (Gran Sasso-Laga N.P.)
Castel del Monte fault
Zompo lo Schioppo spring/fall
Scanno lake, m 950
Elephant/rhino fossils, Pagliare di Sassa (L'Aquila)
Atri clay badlands (calanchi)



SARDINIA 

Capo Testa granite landscape
Capo Caccia limestone landscape
Supramonte and Gorropu canyon
Giara di Gesturi basalt landscape
Rio Piscinas giant dunes
Masua (Iglesias) coast



TREMITI ISLANDS

The island of S. Domino: I Pagliai, Eocene clay-limestones
S. Domino island: Bue Marino Cave and one of the many landslides
S. Nicola island: the XII cent. Monastery, built on Eocene clay-limestones.
Cretaccio islet seen from S. Nicola Monastery
The island of Caprara observed from S. Nicola
Caprara island: the “Architiello”, an example of the Tremiti very strong coastal erosion



EOLIE ISLANDS

Lipari island: a famous landscape of the SW Lipari coast: behind the island of Volcano
The island of Lipari: the Pietralunga volcanic pinnacle, southern coast
Lipari island: the Monte Pilato giant pumices quarries, eastern coast
Vulcano island: the active crater, with sulphur vapours
Stromboli volcano-island: Ginostra village and the southern coast
Stromboli volcano-island: “strombolian” nocturnal activity



ETNA VOLCANO

Etna: a winter aerial view of eruption activity in the summit craters and along its flanks
Etna: lava flow inside the caldera of Valle del Bove
Etna: an old lava-flow along the road from Catania. After few years trees grow again
Etna: the exceptional sunset, at 2,500 m a.s.l., over the clouds
Etna: on the summit crater, at 3,200 m a.s.l., with Francesco Geremia
Etna: an explosion activity inside the summit crater



EGADI ISLANDS

The island of Favignana: Cala Rossa calcarenite landscape
Favignana island: one of the 100 historical calcarenite quarries, along the northern coast
Favignana: one recent calcarenite large quarry
The island of Marettimo: Mesozoic limestones along the SE coast
Marettimo island: the famous “Grotta Bombarda”, in faulted Mesozoic dolostones
Levanzo island: outstanding Mesozoic dolostones strata near the “Grotta dei Genovesi”



PELAGIE ISLANDS

The island of Lampedusa: a fragment of the North-Africa limestone basement
Lampedusa island: the famous “Isola dei Conigli”, along the southern coast
Lampedusa northern coast: a rare, perfect coastal pot-hole in limestones
Linosa island: the small, old volcano of “Monte Nero”
Linosa: the volcanic, black sand of “Cala Pozzolana di Ponente”
The volcanic island of Linosa: “I Fili” site, thin layers of blackish ash tuffs




OTHER  ITALIAN  GEOSITES

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites
Cinque Terre, Liguria
Gran Sasso m 2.950, Abruzzo
Vesuvio crater: the volcano is sleeping from 1948
Campi Flegrei, another Campania volcanic area, after Vesuvio, at explosion risk
The rare twin volcanic lakes of Monticchio (Basilicata)


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