Travel Photography Photos tagged as petrified
There is PW underground in every state. Here in PFNP, erosion has brought the PW to the surface. 'Petro' is Greek for rock or stone. Literally wood turning to stone by the process of permineralization.
The petrifacation process occurs underground. Wood is buried under sediment and preserved by lack of O2. Mineral rich water flows through the sediment and deposits minerals in the plants cells. After enough time, it becomes PW.
The last snowfall was 2 weeks before we got to PFNP but was still visible in the shaded areas.
Just behind the Visitors Center (VC) are many good pieces of PW. If you don't have much time, stop at the VC and get your photos here.
A piece of highly polished PW is displayed in the VC.
Taken from The Teepee overlook. Thousands of pieces of PW exposed by erosion.
Colorful piece of PW behind the VC.
The petrified forest near Portland in Victoria, Australia
Taken in the Petrified Forest, Arizona.