Wray Dune Field, Wray, Colorado, 30,000 Years Ago

Uploaded: Jan. 13, 2014, 1:38 p.m. | Modified: June 21, 2019, 8:39 a.m. | Albums: Ancient Landscapes of Colorado with Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Latest Pleistocene, 30,000 years ago. Scene shows the extensive sand dunes near Wray Colorado.

Plants depicted: sagebrush (Artemisia sp.) and miscellaneous grasses.

This preliminary version is part of a joint project between the Interactive Geology Project at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The nature paintings at the Colorado Convention Center and Denver Museum of Nature and Science are being animated.

Scene is based on the painting "Ghost Predator" (Colorado Convention Center)(courtesy Kirk Johnson and Jan Vriesen). A special thanks to James Hagadorn and Ian Miller (DMNS) for their input.

Scene by Joseph Rogers


Geologic age: 30ka