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Alberta Plains

Pictures by QT Luong

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[1 : Overview]
[2 : Dinosaur Provincial Park]
[3 : Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump]
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East of the Canadian Rockies begins the great North America plain, previously covered by prairie and roamed by millions of buffalo, but now developped as an agricultural heartland.

About two hours east of Calgary, the gently rolling prairie grasslands suddenly drop off, plunging the visitor into a whole other world of hoodoos, pinnacles, coulees and buttes. In Dinosaur Provincial Park, amongst the beautiful scenery of Canada's only large badlands area, lie some of the most important fossil discoveries ever made, in particular about 35 species of dinosaur, dating back some 75 million years. Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, near Fort Macleod, bear witness to a prehistoric custom practiced by native people of the North American plains for nearly 6000 years. They killed bison by chasing them over a long, but surprisingly short cliff. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Caprock, early morning, Dinosaur Provincial Park. Alberta, Canada ( color) Butte with mudstone and eroded clay, Dinosaur Provincial Park. Alberta, Canada ( color) Hills and badlands, morning, Dinosaur Provincial Park. Alberta, Canada ( color) Patterns of mudstone erosion, Dinosaur Provincial Park. Alberta, Canada ( color) Eroded mud and caprock, Dinosaur Provincial Park. Alberta, Canada ( color) Rock with lichen lying in grass, Dinosaur Provincial Park. Alberta, Canada ( color) Dinosaur fossils, Dinosaur Provincial Park. Alberta, Canada ( color) Red wooden grain elevator building. Alberta, Canada ( color) Agricultural buildings. Alberta, Canada ( color) Wood grain storage buildings. Alberta, Canada ( color) Grain elevator building. Alberta, Canada ( color) Grain storage facility. Alberta, Canada ( color) Tall prairie grasses blown by wind and cliff, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Alberta, Canada ( color) Prairie Grass. Alberta, Canada ( color) Plain seen from the top of the cliff, late afternoon, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Alberta, Canada ( color) Indian Teepees,  Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Alberta, Canada ( color) Stack of buffalo skulls, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Alberta, Canada ( color)
There are 17 color pictures on this page out of 45 color pictures of Alberta Plains.

Themes: Dinosaur Provincial Park, Grassland Alberta, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump 

Places: Alberta