Viralpics

Ridiculously well preserved fish from 150mya, the Solnhofen Limestone of Germany

Jan
11

Limestone statue of Hemiunu from his tomb. Beleived to have been the architect behind the Great (Khufu’s) Pyramid of Giza, the statue features an unusually realistic style not commonly seen during the time period. Egypt, 4th dynasty. ~2570 BC [1543×2725]

Dec
21

Long Island, Bahamas. As the tide recedes, the clear blue water gathers in tidal inlets carved in the limestone sediment, and flows into deeper basins; Bernhard Edmaier [2048 x 2047]

Dec
11

Rhamphorhynchus muensteri from the famous Solnhofen Limestone, Germany. Close up of skull; link in comments has full skeleton. [1760×1173]

Nov
28

Crinoids fossil: crinoids filled the seas during the Carboniferous period and even earlier. Their fossils are frequently found in limestone from the period, giving the Carboniferous the nickname the “Age of the Crinoids [1280 x 1024]

Nov
23

Underside of the sea turtle Solnhofia parsonsi from Solnhofen Limestone, Germany [1172×1750]

Nov
21

Macropoma willemoesi (Coelacanth) from famous Solnhofen Limestone, Germany [3097×1946]

Nov
19

Parallel fibers that stiffened a pterosaur’s wing membrane—each just two-thousandths of an inch (0.05 millimeters) thick—are visible in this fossil of a Rhamphorhynchus. The fossil was found in Germany’s Solnhofen limestone beds, where incredibly fine grain preserves minute details [1280×1024]

Nov
18

Crinoid Stem Fossils in Mississippian age limestone Alamogordo County, New Mexico [2448×3264]

Nov
07

Unknown fossil, Mississippian Monteagle Limestone, Tennessee [OC] [5184 x 3456]

Nov
06

Ram in the Thicket, gold, silver, lapis, lazuli, copper, shell, red limestone, bitumen. Iraq, Ur, c. 2650-2550 BCE. [700×1000]

Nov
02

Orthoceras, Leipers-Catheys limestone, Dekalb County, Tennessee [OC] [3674 x 2419]

Nov
01

Late Jurassic dragonfly, Mesurupetala, from the Solnhofen Limestone, Germany [4320 x 3240]

Oct
28

The limestone tinted water of a central Texas greenbelt[2604×1736]

Oct
23

Murchisonia, Lebanon Limestone, Wilson County, Tennessee [OC] [2861 x 1908]

Oct
18

Pentacrinites and Belemnite limestone, Found Near Golden Cap on the Jurassic Coast, Near Lyme Regis, England, [OC], [2848×4272]

Oct
15

Another Coral? This was found in a limestone quarry in the central part of UK (over 50 years ago) surprised to see perfect crystals (quartz?) within. [OC] 1280×829

Sep
24

Fossil I cut out of a slab of limestone

Sep
11

Multi-generational stromatolite in the Salem Limestone of South-Central Indiana

Sep
10

Blastoid theca in a the upper part of a piece of core from the Salem Limestone, south-central Indiana [OC] [2418 x 3946]

Sep
09

Endothyra baileyi in core of Salem Limestone [OC][960 x 768]

Sep
08

Syringopora (coral), Mississippian Monteagle limestone, White County, Tennessee [OC] [6144 x 4096]

Sep
07

Help identifying fossil – most likely limestone rock, roughly Carboniferous in age

Sep
01

Earthlings loading limestone blocks [OS][1000×668]

Aug
30

Limestone panel with royal woman. Classic Maya. Mexico or Guatemala, Usumacinta river region. 795 CE [4608 x 3072] [OC]

Aug
28