Photographing geologists and their students in the field is a bit like stalking wildlife. If you want to capture them acting naturally in their normal habitat, you have to constantly carry your camera and be ready at any moment to take a shot. You also have to be patient.
I took these images on a field trip with University of Kansas students in and around San Clemente, San Diego and La Jolla in California in April 2013. They were in search of a better understanding of deep sea fans, which are depositional settings created by sediment flows. The exposures we visited were once under 3,500 feet of the Pacific. Tectonic activity forced them to the surface.
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