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Nature's Time Capsules
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

Researcher Kira Westaway uses a drill to remove a core sample from a stalagmite taken from a cave near Liang Bua. Stalagmites form when rain seeps through rock crevices above a cave and drips onto the floor, where minerals in the water pile up to form calcified mounds. By dating the stalagmite and analyzing its oxygen and carbon composition, Westaway and other scientists working on Flores hope to find clues to the climate and vegetation of the site when Homo floresiensis lived there.
Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm, f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/7.1

Weather Conditions: Hot and sunny
Time of Day: Early afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Fill flash

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